Case Study

Sandyford

New WCAG AA compliant website for Glasgow's sexual health service. web. umbraco. accessibility
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A complete design overhaul for the Sandyford Organisation that delivers a modern, fully accessible experience for ALL users.

Incorporating a family of six sites, Sandyford has numerous audiences, all with varied and unique requirements and objectives but controlled from within the one admin area.

Overview

As part of this project, we also designed and built websites for Young People @ Sandyford, The Steve Retson Project, Archway, Free Condoma, Brownlee HIV and the Free Condom project.

Each with a different audience and each requiring a different approach to design.

screenshot of Sandyford website

Accessible for all

From September 2020, all public sector websites are required, by law, to be accessible to a minimum level of AA.

The Sandyford website conforms to WCAG 2.1 guidelines meaning the content is accessible to the widest possible audience.


Language and Audio Translations

The BrowseAloud application has been rolled out across the sites. Browsealoud adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments.

Online content can be read aloud in multiple languages using the most natural and engaging voice to transform the user’s reading experience.”

At a glance…

APPROX 16,000 UNIQUE VISITS A MONTH

APPROX 85,000 PAGEVIEWS PER MONTH

SINGLE UMBRACO INSTANCE SUPPORTING ALL SITES

INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT OF EACH OF THE SIX SUB-SITES

PROTECTED LOGIN AREAS

We were a bit nervous that we would have to sacrifice some design elements to make the website accessible but instead we found the opposite to be true. Our new site looks great, is incredibly easy to navigate and best of all, we feel confident that it is now delivering vital information that is accessible to ALL of our users.

I would encourage any other organisations who want their websites to be accessible by all to contact Factory73.

Jo Zinger
The Sandyford
www.sandyford.scot

In Summary

Accessible information for all across multiple websites, all with their own identity but controlled from within the one admin area. This gave the Sandyford the flexibility they required whilst saving them a lot of time when it came to administering website content.

The Umbraco content management system can be used to power pretty much any site design and deliver this kind of time saving whatever the size of your organisation.

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