Yesterday the 26th of November, we participated in the online event Swiss Splash Awards, which was hosted by the very dynamic Jeffery A. McGuire “Jam”. Even if the event was online many joined the virtual meeting, and more followed the event through the live sharing.
The competition was fierce with many great applicants, and was judged by an independent jury.
Two of our projects won a Swiss Splash Award!
UNICEF - The fundraising tool which they integrated is perfect.
Adrian Zimmermann, jury member and cofounder of the Snowflake agency from the TYPO3 community
Accessibility makes a difference
In the era of digital transformation, it is essential that everyone can profit from all websites' content.
The Swiss Splash Awards thus chose to put emphasis on accessibility and invited Anton Bolfing, founder of the agency e-accessibility (https://e-accessibility.ch) as an essential member of this year’s jury. He was specifically testing three aspect of web accessibility: “the first is keyboard operability [whether the user can reach all elements on a website through the keyboard], the second is semantics and alternative texts, machine readability, the third is flexibility of display - responsiveness, can you zoom your content as you want or can you change color schemes”.
His goal was to not allow websites with very low accessibility reach the winning seats, but was very nicely surprised to find out that he did not even have to use this rule, since the winners already had very nice accessibility features.
I’m glad that out of all submitted websites, the three reaching the maximum rating were also qualified as winners. This shows that accessible projects are successful.
Anton Bolfing, jury member and founder of the e-accessibility.ch agency