Archive for the ‘china’ Category

I’ve just published an article in the RNIB Web Access Centre called Beijing 2008 Part1: accessibility. It gives a snapshot overview of where the Beijing 2008 website is currently at in terms of accessibility and suggests steps for improvement.

This is the first or three articles about the current Beijing 2008 site. Next up in the series I’ll be looking at how the site is doing in terms of internationalisation. This final part will focus on mobile access.

All articles I have published elsewhere are listed on the Articles page.


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Am I the only one who is a bit confused over what the official site is for the Chinese Olympics website? First I found Beijing2008 and then I found www.olympic.cn, both of whom claim to be the “official” site for the Chinese Olympics 2008.

I’m wondering if this is just a symptom of China’s adeptness, shall we say, at copying anything that sells. It was only back in 2005 after all that the Beijing Silk Market was collectively sued (possibly the best market in the world) by luxury brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada for ripping off and selling their kit.

Anyway, my money is on the Beijing2008….

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the great firewall of china

Has anyone managed to access the site from mainland China? Had a few emails saying the site seems to be experiencing *problems*. Anonymiser used to work for me but I think that may be blocked now too. Any suggestions welcome…

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