[ubuntu-uk] School websites

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Sat Jun 11 10:01:30 UTC 2011

I think schools have a lot to answer for... they're supposed to be
educational establishments, yet they seem to fundamentally misunderstand the
whole concept of the web...

PDFs are fine, for documents that need to be printed consistently (eg.
posters for school events) but ALL other information (where possible) should
be in plain HTML, marked up in such a way as to be accessible to those on
devices from the latest phones to the most basic 800x600 PC...

Why should I have to load up a PDF reader to find term times?  To find
information on some school trip?   To get the contact information for the
staff?  Even worse if it's Word or Excel, but PDF is bad enough.

I would like to think that schools "flew the flag" for accessibile web
content etc. yet it seems that they are well behind the times.... or could
it be they're just too lazy?

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