What do you think? platform
Association for Children with Disability are an organisation that support children with disability and their families across Victoria. Traditionally surveys about children with disability are filled out by parents, but ACD wanted to make a survey that would empower children to have their say directly.
To help ACD achieve this goal, we designed and developed the ‘What Do You Think?’ platform.
Our graphic designers Annie Isom, Renee de Vlugt and Shannon Loh designed the survey from scratch, coming up with a distinct visual style that is playful, friendly and easy to understand. The visual style incorporated accessibility from the start, with high colour contrast and a spacious design with big buttons that are easy to press.
The survey allows children to:
- pick a character, which then asks them questions about playgrounds
- listen to the question aloud, and also view an Auslan video of the question, for kids who use sign language
- answer the question in multiple ways, by writing in a text response, recording audio of their voice, and uploading a photo. A child can answer the same question in multiple ways, giving them more freedom to express themselves.
- When the child has submitted their answers, they are given a ‘thank you’ certificate.
As a part of the project, the survey was tested with families from ACD’s target audience, and we also conducted accessibility testing with our Inclusion Advisor David Saxberg. We made sure the user experience was accessible for people who use assistive technology.
You can view the ‘What Do You Think?’ platform here: https://whatdoyouthink.acd.org.au/
We specialise in ground-up website design and development with an accessible approach. This means that we take accessibility into consideration from the very beginning of a website project. All planning, design and development work includes an understanding of best-practice accessibility guidelines. We also take a user-centred approach, keeping the audience in mind at every step.
In choosing to work with us, you can be assured that accessibility will never be treated as an afterthought and that accessibility will be a priority throughout the development process.
Web accessibility audit services
We can also support you with website audits, reviews of website prototypes and remediation of existing websites and/or intranets.
Our website accessibility testing process involves:
- auditing the website against your level of required compliance, up to WCAG 2.1 Level AAA, using automated and manual testing
- engaging our blind tester to assess the usability of the site by performing specific user tasks with a keyboard and various screen readers
- testing the website on a range of commonly used operating systems and mobile devices
- providing a comprehensive report with suggested fixes
- retesting your website once the fixes have been made.
An example of our work in this area
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We can help you test your new website with a user testing session. Visit our research page to find out more.