Archives for September 19th, 2007

A WORLD DENIED – WEB ACCESSIBILITY

Abstracts, PublicNet: 19 September, 2007

This DVD from the Society for IT Management is designed to promote better accessibility to websites. Some eight million people in the UK are thought to suffer some form of disability causing difficulties in using a standard screen, keyboard and mouse.

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‘WATERSHED MOMENT’ FOR DEVOLUTION AS NEW LAA GUIDANCE UNVEILED

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 September, 2007

A big step towards more devolution of powers from Whitehall to local councils and communities has come with the unveiling of the first wave of guidance for new Local Area Agreements. One authority that has been working on a pilot project said it hoped the announcement would be the beginning of a new relationship between central and local government.

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CALL FOR QUALITY STANDARD TO CUT OPPOSITION TO NEW HOMES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 September, 2007

The Commission for the Built Environment is today calling on the Government to make Building for Life the national standard against which design quality is measured in the planning system. At the same time it is warning that more than 7 million people will not get the new homes they need unless there is a marked increase in the quality of new housing.

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