In 2003 the Chief Executive and Head of Communications of UK Biobank attended a fourquarters one-day Training course in Web Accessibility, and spoke to Dr Kreps at the end of the day about the forthcoming UK Biobank project. In the Autumn of 2004 fourquarters was commissioned by the UK Biobank to work alongside London-based branding agency 35 Communications to produce a flagship website to present the UK Biobank project to the nation. UK Biobank is a unique resource for ethical research into genetic and environmental factors that impact on human health and disease, to improve the health of future generations. As a health sector website, the strict mandate given to fourquarters, as specialists in web accessibility, was to create a website from designs provided by 35 Communications that retained the look and feel of the broader, paper-based campaign material, whilst ensuring compliance to the W3C accessibility standards up to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. fourquarters also provide hosting and maintenance for the site.
March 2007: UK Biobank launches project across the UK with a brand new website designed and built by fourquarters.
December 2011: UK Biobank completes 500,000 participant sign-up with brand new website designed and built by fourquarters.
Winter 2016: UK Biobank launches a brand new website designed and built by fourquarters.
fourquarters were commissioned in Autumn 2006 to design and build a brand new accessible website, easily updateable by their in-house staff, for the start-up company, Your Barrister, providing direct access to Barristers without legal middlemen. The site went live in January 2007 with the launch of the company. fourquarters provide hosting and maintenance for new site.
In the summer of 2004 Bury MBC commissioned fourquarters to undertake an audit of their website to assess its Accessibility to people with disabilities. The Action Plan that concluded the audit has been put into action by the council towards a new, accessible website for the citizens of Bury.
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In 2004, the Ahmed Iqbal Race Relations Resource Centre in Manchester commissioned fourquarters to redesign and rebuild their website, to make it accessible, and easily updateable by their in-house staff. fourquarters delivered training to the two administrators as part of the commission. In 2006, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Educational Trust returned to fourquarters to commission a refresh and rebranding of the site, and to commission hosting and maintenance for the new site.
The Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus commissioned fourquarters in 2005 to redesign and rebuild their website, to make it accessible, and easily updateable by members of their committee. MLGC also took took advantage of fourquarters help in setting up an SMS service on the site to keep their members up to date with the latest news and arrangements for their activities.
AQA is an education charity whose aim is to bring out the best in students and teachers by providing services that lead to inspiring lessons and great learning. In 2011 AQA commissioned one day courses on introductory HTML for secondary school teachers from fourquarters, and in 2012 repeated these with Using CSS courses too.
CSAR is a National High Performance Computing (HPC) service for the UK run on behalf of the Research Councils by the Computation for Science (CfS) consortium. CSAR commissioned accessible Dreamweaver templates and training from fourquarters in 2004, so they could re-build their own website.
Finance Section, Registrar and Secretarys Department, University of Manchester
The Finance Section of the Registrar and Secretarys Department, at the University of Manchester, commissioned a new accessible website. Training for the site administrator, using Dreamweaver, and for all the academics and adminstrative staff in the School, using Contribute, was delivered as part of the commission. The website is a restricted access intranet site.
Manchester School of Law
In 2003, the celebrated Manchester School of Law, at the University of Manchester, commissioned a new accessible website, and training for the site administrator, using Dreamweaver, and for all the academics and adminstrative staff in the School, using Contribute, was delivered as part of the commission. The public site has now been replaced by the new University of Manchester Content Management System.
Institute for Political & Economic Governance
In 2003, the new IPEG Institute in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Manchester commissioned Dreamweaver templates and training from fourquarters, so they could build their own website. This site has now been replaced by the new University of Manchester Content Management System.
'Europe's Premier Computing Facility', at the University of Manchester, relied upon fourquarters to provide their Web Training courses between 2001 and 2005.
fourquarters developed, hosted and maintained the Pathwalker Guild's website from November 2002 to March 2007.
In Autumn 2004 fourquarters retrofitted Manchester FA's website for the Partially Sighted World Championships, and won a Special Commendation for the Big Chip Accessibility Award for this work, in February 2005.