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Law Office of Lainey Feingold, the business site of disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold, was designed by Mike Cherim specifically to conform to the level of AAA under the WCAG 2.0. And having already officially achieved this status, there was hope we might have our first Timeless Universal Design Award on our hands!
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The Keith W. Bell site, at first glance, appeared clean and professional, albeit perhaps fittingly plain. Once we started exploring more deeply, kicking the site’s tires and looking under the hood, so to speak, we quickly came to the conclusion that this is one top-notch piece of work. If you derive pleasure from looking at well-structured code and thoughtful features not overdone, you’re going to love it. And if you need the Keith W. Bell site to be accessible: it’s access granted.
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The Woking Borough Council site is one of the best UK council sites that we’ve seen in a long time. Good looking, highly usable and mostly accessible. Given that councils, faced with huge amounts of information to publish, often struggle with the design elements of their site, our immediate impression was just how coherent this design is.
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The Optimalworks site immediately impressed us with its crisp visual image and sense of purpose. The visuals were big, bold and clear with a large readable font size and good use of supporting images/icons — all of which contributed to a strong design that was both bright and cheerful. Then we switched images off and, to our surprise and delight, the site still looked good! We also noted the extensive meta text — another demonstration of good attention to detail on this site from the ground up. With the odd exception, keyboard navigation was an absolute breeze, thanks to the very clear onfocus link highlighting. No messing about with subtle changes here or unintuitive tab ordering either. The link highlighting hit us right in the eye (even on graphical links) and the tab order was exactly as expected given the visual display. All of which made navigating this site by keyboard a real no-brainer. All in all, the kind of keyboard friendly site that should be the norm — not the exception.
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