Highly accessible website for Guide Dogs
We redeveloped Guide Dogs' website (www.guidedogs.org.uk) to reflect new brand guidelines that came into place in 2011.
Given the audience, at all points accessibility was paramount. Information architecture was reworked to refine the top level navigation and key landing pages. Pages were reshaped to improve internal navigation and better signpost users to related and multimedia content. Adding to a pre-existing text-resizer, we added a colour contrast switcher, which allows users to choose between the default layout, and high-visibility and low-contrast alternatives.
The redesign project also included new functionality such as social media integration with their Twitter, Facebook and Youtube pages, and a vastly improved user experience for editors, including a bespoke workflow approval process. All this was done without affecting thousands of pages, user logins, registration forms and other content within the TYPO3 content management system.
After the main site was launched, we also redeveloped Guide Dogs' volunteer information point (www.guidedogsvolunteers.org.uk), a registered-user information and discussion hub for Guide Dogs' thousands of volunteers.