Accessible Arts & Media
Collaborating with learning-disabled and visual impaired participants, we delivered a vibrant, informative and accessible website for this user-led York charity. We ensured seamless integration with the existing mailing database and online donations platform – a crucial part of the charity’s marketing and fundraising process. Our additional focus on search engine optimisation (SEO) ensures that schools, community groups and local businesses can easily find Accessible Arts and Media projects and resources.
We've recently worked with Maraid on the design and build of a new website. From day one they ensured that they got to know us and our brand, products and audiences and they clearly understood the brief. They quickly came up with a look and feel that encapsulates our core values of accessibility, inclusion and fun. They spent time exploring different content management system (CMS) options with us, quickly understanding our in-house technical capabilities and knowledge as well as what we wanted the site and CMS to deliver. This resulted in a system we find intuitive and easy to use. We work with learning disabled people and people with visual impairments so accessibility of the site and its design was a key factor. Jane and Richard proved themselves to be knowledgeable in this area, both in terms of current best practice and new developments in web accessibility and, on the design side, researching and sourcing an accessible font that was designed in partnership with Mencap. They went the extra mile by road-testing the site with some of our learning-disabled participants, giving us confidence that, as well as providing key information to funders and other stakeholders, the site can be easily navigated by people with learning difficulties. We're all delighted with the end result - a vibrant, accessible website that looks and feels contemporary, provides a fantastic platform for our projects and resources and perfectly reflects our brand.
Kirsty Halliday, Development Manager
What we did
- Fun and friendly with accessible fonts, colours and layout
- Front-end build
- Templates that work perfectly on all screensizes
- Content Management System
- All content can be easily updated
- Advanced accessibility
- Advanced accessibility work including user testing