ALGIM Council Website Evaluation & Audit
The Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) commissioned its annual survey of all city, district, regional and unitary Council websites throughout New Zealand (a total of 78).
The 2013 Website Audit consists of the following assessment components:
- Results from web standards survey (based on WCAG 2.0 - Accessibility)
- Results from website snapshot survey (based on functionality)
- RNZFB testing of a pdf document on each Council website
- Response time to website query from customer (fictitious)
There are two main objectives of the overall ALGIM survey:
To identify a ranking of sites - to celebrate organisations trying to achieve compliance with the web standards and enhance accessibility and provide justification for Council's wishing to improve their website, especially during any future redesigning or revamping of a website.
To produce website survey instruments which form a potential basis for ongoing annual surveys of Council websites. Survey results collected over a period of years would allow the trends in making Council websites more accessible and usable to be tracked, analysed and reported.
The audit also includes an online sub-survey open for councils to complete which provides an overview of how they manage their website, what software applications they use, and online functionality provided.
2013 ALGIM Web Audit
View reports from the 2013 ALGIM web audit, rankings and web survey here!
Previous ALGIM Web Audits
2012: View reports from the 2012 ALGIM Web Audit, Rankings and Web Survey here!
Web Audit Enquiries
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding the ALGIM Web Audit or for enquiries regarding previous years audits.