Go-live of the refreshed DAA website is imminent! Over the last 3 months, a lot of work has been undertaken to re-vamp the DAA website.
Debbie Roberts, a web developer working for the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC), has been working closely with the DAA secretariat to ensure that the new website meets the needs of the DAA going forward; this is in response to the survey results collated from DAA members in December 2014.
A new look will really help to make this a platform that supports the DAA and its members to promote the work of the DAA and what it stands for. Additional functionality will support members to participate in DAA activity more easily and build those much desired partnerships.
Transitioning to the new website
In preparation for the new website we came out all of our members requesting information about member’s organisations. This is so that we can better highlight the skills, expertise and interests of the DAA membership, which we hope will in turn support members in identifying other organisations they may like to work with.
Thank you to all those who wrote back to us and provided the requested information. As we transition across to the new website we have started putting this information up on the current website.
Thank you also to those who have sent us information about upcoming events and about services that may be of interest to other DAA members. Events that have passed were tweeted about at the time. Read more information about upcoming events and services that we have received information about.
Some of the DAA project groups have also compiled resources in readiness for the new website. The resources relate to commissioning, raising disability awareness amongst children, public appointments and volunteering. The new website will offer a page per subject area. Please click here for more information about DAA projects.
Though this is a little ahead of time, I would like to take this opportunity to say a few thanks to the people that are making the new website possible:
- First and foremost, a huge thank you to Cam Nicholl and the team at the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) for providing the DAA with the website free of charge. (DAC have recently been shortlisted as a digital leader and won a ‘communities 2.0 enterprise of the year’ award.)
- A particular thanks to Debbie Roberts, web developer at DAC, for her patience and expertise throughout the development process.
- Thanks to the Disabled Golf Association for support in providing the design template from which the look was based.
- A thank you to members of the Steering Group for the advice and expertise that they provided when presented with the website plans.
- And finally a thanks to the members of my secretariat team, for all of their behind the scenes work preparing and amending content so that it will fit with the new website.