Today we read that in the UK Government websites ‘too complex’:
Many [UK] government websites are still too complicated and difficult to use, says the National Audit Office.
While services like online road tax renewal are very popular, other sites such as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), are too complex, the report said. …
The NAO report said the growth in online government services was “perhaps the most radical extension of access to public services as a whole for several decades”.
Two fifths of the population do not have internet access, many people rely on “intermediaries” to use online services but in general, people were increasingly using the sites – particularly with the spread of broadband, the report said.
Meanwhile, in Wellington a BarCamp is being organised around:
…making a difference to egovernment in New Zealand. We are a small country with a very well connected, vibrant web community. government 2.0 can happen here!
[Via : BarCamp / BarCampWellingtonNZegov.]
The gathering is scheduled for 15 September 2007. I’ve signed on and I hope others interested in community groups / non-profits and Internet will join me there. [Stephen — how about we run a joint session?]
Never heard of BarCamps — don’t worry: it’s a kind of relaxed conference with lots of participation, rather than a bunch of ‘talking-head experts’ making presentations to a passive audience.