Many of our developers also use a Visual Studio extension called ReSharper. As part of a periodic review of our tools, we looked at whether ReSharper is beneficial overall, and whether it offers value for money.
In recent years, the demand for local authorities to digitize the services they offer has grown substantially. Find out how our online financial assessment tool can help local authorities move assessments online and supports the move to digitization of council services.
This article continues our series looking at website accessibility. Through these posts, we intend to provide practical tips on creating accessible software, with a focus on web applications. We explain why webpages which incorporate real text, rather than images of text, are more accessible to users.
After much talk, it was announced earlier today that the much-anticipated care reforms due to take effect in October 2023 have been delayed by 2 years. While it is disappointing that the full benefits of these reforms will not be realised next year – there is an upside. The postponement provides additional time to implement the practice changes required by the reforms.
Oxford Computer Consultants supply social care finance software to many local authorities. With the impending October 2023 care reforms set to bring about the biggest changes in a generation, our developers are working tirelessly to ensure that our software is ready regardless of how many changes are made in government.
Processing microservices data is a relatively new, but hotly discussed topic in the developer world. In our latest thought leadership piece, we examine the pros and cons of the technological and architectural solutions available and set out our best practice guidance.
To mark National Coding week in schools, some of the more recent joiners in our software team have shared their advice for pupils or students looking to learn programming languages.
We spoke to Claudia who was welcomed into OCC as a software developer intern within the Innovation Delivery team. She has been working on Ami, an online platform that connects those wanting to help in their community with organisations looking for volunteers.
The planned social care reforms are set to bring the biggest changes in a decade to the social care charging landscape, through the introduction of a revised funding threshold and a cap on personal care costs. The workload for local authorities will increase as more service users become eligible for funding.
In our last accessibility article we looked at the requirement to be able to resize text up to 200% and how to deal with any resulting issues. One of the challenges presented when resizing text is how to reflow the content to adjust to a larger text size. In this latest article we will look specifically at the requirement to reflow content.
Metadata management with Mauro Data Mapper Data has overtaken oil as the most valuable resource in the global economy, with veritable data megaliths such as Apple and Amazon ranked in the top 5 most powerful companies in the world. Data is relevant in every single market sector. Businesses utilise information they collect to Understand customers betterImprove internal processesAccurately predict market trends Data on its own is not useful unless the context and meaning is clear. Without additional contextual information (known[...]
Resizing webpage text to increase website accessibility In this next edition of the Website Accessibility series, we will be looking at resizing webpage text. There must be no loss of site functionality where text is resized. One of the criterion from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines “Distinguishable” guidelines requires that any text displayed on your site must be capable of being resized by up to 200%, without any loss of functionality or content. There are some caveats, which we will explore in[...]
The planned October 2023 social care reforms are set to bring sweeping changes to the social care funding landscape through the introduction of a revised funding threshold and a care cap. This is the third in a series of articles exploring what the reforms mean and their potential impact. In this article we examine how local authorities can prepare for the changes by implementing digital tools.