Accessible Arts and Media

We worked closely with AAM and with their learning-disabled participants to deliver a fun, informative, usable and accessible website.

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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 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. As a small charity, our website's a crucial part of our marketing and fundraising mix. Maraid have ensured seamless integration with our mailing database and online donations platform. 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