Test results for Ryedale District Council
According to our records, this website hasn't had a major update since it was first registered with us - webteam members can update this information themselves.
Grey rows indicate this council is not responsible for this task, but has been tested according to how well it signposts to the correct council.
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|Number of tests||4||4||4||4||3||19|
|Usability Index (total score ÷ number of tests)||9||7||8||5||9||7|
About the scores
Each task can be tested according to five different criteria - navigation from the home page, navigation using the A-Z directory (where present), searching on Google, searching using the site's internal search, and the readability of the page. Scores are assigned according to 10 = Very easy, 8 = Easy, 4 = Difficult, and 1 = Gave up. As more users complete any given test, the score for each aspect of each task becomes a mean average of all the individual testers scores, and thus the more tests are completed the more reliable an indication of the usability of the website can be seen. The total scores in the table are thus the sum of the averaged scores for the whole suite of tasks which have been tested.
The Usability Index is the sum of the scores of all the tests which have been carried out, divided by the number of tests which have been taken for this council, resulting in an index score between 1 and 10, with 6 being the score which a nominallly usable website with room for improvement might be expected to achieve. If any criteria have had fewer than 15 tests, or the site as a whole has had fewer than 50 individually tested items, the final Index scores are shown in a grey background to indicate insufficient testing for the result to be a reliable indicator.
The Importance column shows the mean average of how important all the testers considered the ability to complete this task to be, ranging from 0 = Unimportant to 5 = Very important.
Specific comments made about this council
Council meeting - read the last full council minutes - 2016-06-29
The internal search results returned 'minutes, agendas and report' as item 8 on the list. The preceding results were returned as they contained 'council'. Adjusting the search to 'exact phrase' did not return any reference to the minutes. Using the search term 'minutes of meetings' returned the link to the minutes in position 4.
Local services and information on a map - look at - 2014-06-25
Map at http://ryedale.gov.uk/council-main-office.html defective as Maps API disabled - Google API Key not valid or not authorised.
Unitary Development Plan / Local Development Plan - find it - 2016-06-29
Internal search placed the result in position 6 of the results list.
Voting - register to - 2016-06-29
Although the internal search result made it easy to register, this was via the Notice of EU Referendum page (search return no 2 in the list) which had included a link to the GDS, not the Register to Vote main page (returned at position 7 in the list).