Emmy’s useful guides

Emmy’s useful guides

The Disability Resource Centre has an extensive library of publications and other literature which is freely available. Some of our information is available electronically, and our new web site makes it easy to share these publications in a format that you can browse at your leisure. Our Information officer, Emmy Cuddeford, oversees our knowledgebase, and as she finds worthwhile publications, or information that our customers find useful, we will add them to our web site. Please check back occasionally for...
New web site!

New web site!

A major feature of our new site is new technology which determines viewers’ equipment specifications and calculates the best layout for the user’s device. Our new web site launched at the beginning of September, and soon we will start rolling out services which we hope you will look forward to engaging. In addition to a no-frills layout and simple navigation, the web site is geared for our staff to manage services in-house which means we can deliver news and information to you rapidly. More and more, people use tablet devices like iPads and even smartphones to view web sites. We did a little informal research before launching the site, and discovered that whereas 5 years ago almost all web sites were universally viewed by desktops or laptops, today local businesses are reporting that some web sites are accessed by tablet devices as much as 40% of the time. Apparently, gone are the days when we could use one layout to imagine that was how the rest of the world would see us. Today, web sites really need to be able to provide multiple layouts for multiple screen sizes and resolutions automatically. In some cases, statistics occasionally show users accessing web sites via wide screen TV sets, while at the other end of the spectrum statistics show a healthy representation of visits at the same web site by smartphones. That is a challenging proposition. All this means compromises. Navigation bars are great for desktop users who like to use a mouse. Navigation bars do not work so well for tablet users who prefer large targets like images to trigger navigation...
Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is an influential charity which is recognized by families, communities, health professionals and policy makers. Their web site is well organised and the Foundation’s online publications catalogue lists over two hundred and fity reports, briefings and information booklets, most of which are freely available as downloadable .pdf documents. The web site features an extensive news section including newsletters and more. Additionally, the site has a comprehensive help section covering everything from advice to a mental health A-Z, podcasts, and even a mood manager app. To view the Foundation’s publications catalogue, click...