The Treloars website site at http://www.treloar.org.uk has been redesigned to help the organisation achieve a number of aims.
Many of these objectives have been identified by listening carefully to feedback obtained from Treloars many stakeholders including staff, parents, fundraisers, local authorities and students.
Firstly, the site now has an improved navigation structure to help users, such as the parents of young people with physical disabilities or Treloars supporters, to find the information they require as simply and easily as possible.
In addition, the look and feel of the site has been refreshed with a warmer colour palette and a clearer layout, to make it more welcoming to first time visitors.
Content on the website has been updated to better reflect the full range of services now provided by Treloars. For example, a new section on Extended Services explains and illustrates how Treloar’s offers a key resource to local authorities, schools, colleges and outside agencies, and in the process makes a lasting contribution to improving the lives of disabled young people.
Visitors to the new website can also support the work of Treloars in a number of ways. An online shop offers a range of Treloars branded merchandise and gifts, and the Fundraising section of the site gives ideas and examples of ways to financially support Treloars.
Finally, the new website has been carefully designed to ensure maximum visibility on search engine results for relevant search terms and phrases, to help parents of young people with physical disabilities easily find out about how the services which are provided at Treloars can help.
The new site continues to meet the latest guidelines on accessibility to ensure it can be used by all, including internet users with disabilities. The website has been developed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers.