Expo acquaints agencies with Net
- By Eric Kulisch
- Dec 13, 2000
A consortium of Kansas government agencies showcased the state's best e-government
projects at a forum for state employees and legislators Monday.
The first-ever Web Expo was designed to help agency leaders and their
staffs understand how to better use the Internet to deliver services.
Among the highlights at Web Expo was a demonstration of accessKansas,
the state's redesigned Web portal, which went
live Nov. 30.
A popular presentation focused on tests that the state completed to
determine how a typical Web surfer would navigate the site, said accessKansas
marketing director Lisa Counts, who helped organize the event. In order
to make site navigation match thought processes, AccessKansas recruited
people and paid them $20 in order to examine how they approached problems
Other mini-sessions at the expo focused on the basics of information
architecture, Internet security, distance learning and interactive mapping
using geographical information systems.
About 90 people attended the program, Counts said. She attributed the
low attendance to an overnight ice storm, but said similar events would
be held annually, if not more often. Future sessions might include more
technical presentations to train Webmasters and IT officials, she said.