UKOLN Bobby Analyses of the Shortlist for 2001 SPIN-SOCITM Website Awards



This page provides access to the Bobby service which reports on accessibility compliance and page size.

This data was collected to support a paper on Automated Benchmarking Of Local Government Web Sites.

Table 1: Entry Point of Short-listed Web Sites

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

L B Brent Dumfries & Galloway Council Cardiff CC Antrim BC
L B Camden Dundee City Council Ceredigion CC Armagh DC
L B Richmond East Renfrewshire Council Isle of Anglesey CC Belfast City Council
Tameside MBC Moray Council Wrexham CBC Newtownabbey BC
Wokingham Council West Lothian Council    

Summary

The following information was recorded on 30 July 2001.

Table 2: Bobby Analyses of Short-listed Web Sites
Site Analyse P1 Errors P2 Errors P3 Errors Browser Compatibility Errors File Size
L B Brent Go 0 (30-07-01)
1 (01-08-01)
3 (30-07-01)
3 (01-08-01)
3 (30-07-01)
3 (01-08-01)
6 (30-07-01)
7 (01-08-01)
45.43 Kb (30-07-01)
41.91 Kb (01-08-01)
L B Camden Go 0 3 3 8 60.43 Kb
LB Richmond Go 0 3 3 2 120.13 Kb
Tameside MBC Go 1 2 3 7 85.02 Kb
Wokingham Council Go 0 9 3 2 31.71 Kb
Dumfries & Galloway Council Go 1 4 3 1 59.14 Kb
Dundee City Council (framed site with splash screen) + Go 1 (1, 0, 1) 6 (1, 2, 3) 5 (2, 1, 2) 3 (0, 0, 3) (2.19 Kb, 1.65 Kb, 18.60)
East Renfrewshire Council (Splash screen) * Go 1 2 1 3 1.99 Kb
Moray Council Go 2 3 3 5 44.63 Kb
West Lothian Council (Framed site) + Go 4 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1) 14 (1, 3, 1, 4, 5) 8 (1, 1, 1, 3, 2) 9 (0, 0, 4, 2, 3) 50.1 Kb (1.37, 0.31, 0.20, 29.54, 18.68)
Cardiff CC (Framed site plus redirect) Go 1 (1, 0 0) 4 (1, 2, 1) 3 (1, 1, 1) 1 (0, 1, 0) 1.39 Kb (0.55, 0.57, 0.27)
Ceredigion CC Go 1 2 2 4 45.43 Kb
Isle of Anglesey CC Go 0 1 2 3 22.22 Kb
Wrexham CBC Go 0 2 2 7 10.38 Kb
Antrim BC Go 1 2 2 2 79.24 Kb
Armagh DC Go 0 2 3 7 83.50 Kb
Belfast City Council Go 1 3 3 4 153.91 Kb
Newtownabbey BC Go 0 4 2 2 107.34 Kb

Notes

+ Overall total given plus details for individual frames listed.
* Figures only given for the splash screen.
Contains frames and redirect. Information invalid due to analysis of redirects.

Why Is This Information Useful?

This survey can detect failures to comply with W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines on the organisation's home page. It also provides an indication of the file size of the home page.

How Can This Information Be Misinterpreted?

Only automated measure of the page's accessibility are given.

Only a single page is analysed.

The analysis may not report on the page which an end user sees, but on a redirect message, FRAMESET tags, etc.

The results may change over time.

The file sizes of entry points which used splash screens was not measured.


Review

Comments

The survey was initially carried out on 31 July 2001. It was repeated the following day and changes in some sites were noted. These have been recorded in the table above.

Note that for pages containing frames, Bobby reports on the master frameset. A manual approach was needed in order to analyse the individual frames.

Accessibility

Of the 18 Web sites surveyed, 8 (44.4%) has no P1 errors in the iniitial survey, although one of these sites had a P1 error the next day.

File Sizes

The largest entry point appeared to be Belfast City Council (153.91 Kb)

The smallest entry point appeared to be Isle of Anglesey CC (22.22 Kb).