So, what have we been up to recently? In one
The ICE web site was recently shortlisted for two major
We received a commendation from the Jodi Awards; The Jodi
Awards are for library, archive, museum, gallery, heritage and
The judges said: "Inclusive Communication Essex has
real ambition and immense potential, it could, in time, transform
the way local government serves people with a learning
disability This new and highly innovative
project is of outstanding
Previously commended projects included the Smithsonian Museum of
American Art, so we are definitely in prestigious company!
Essex County Councillor Jeremy Lucas, Cabinet Member for
Heritage, Culture & the Arts said "This is great news for ICE,
Essex Libraries and those with learning disabilities in Essex.
Being commended with in the Jodi awards shows that ICE is forward
thinking and acting as a leader for other local authorities."
We also were shortlisted for the RADAR Accessibility Provider of the Year Award.
RADAR is at the forefront of national disability rights campaigns,
and the event was billed as the largest Human Rights event in
Ellana Chughtai, ICE Resource Assistant said: "This was a very
glitzy ceremony, with the awards being given out by some very
famous people. I recognised Iain Duncan-Smith MP and Cerrie Burnell
from the BBC Cbeebies.
Tommy Carr, ICE Resource Assistant said "Unfortunately the award
went to Arsenal football club; but I think we have done really
well to be shortlisted".
Photo: RADAR Awards at Battersea Evolution
So, what's next for the ICE website? Well, we are now developing
a new section exclusively for children and young people. This will
be coming in 2011, and if you have any ideas or suggestions for
this section then please let us know!!
Finally, how far has ICE reached across the world? We have now
had visitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Madagascar and
even Russia! We've had over 50 visitors from the USA who have
stayed an incredible 17 minutes each on average on the site.
Inclusive communication is definitely worldwide!!
Well done Inclusive Communication Essex
Comment posted by: Jane on
25 March 2011 at 23:05
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