LSAC’s site housed an abundance of content that was cluttered and difficult to manage. At the time, only a handful of content contributors within the organization knew how to properly edit and update content. This meant that users with an inconsistent and frustrating experience. In addition to poor site architecture and content management, the site was also noncompliant with current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Our team migrated the old site to Drupal and upgraded to a content management system (CMS) that was reliable, secure, and allowed for multiple individuals within the organization to have content editing access. Our content strategist conducted a site-wide content audit and gap analysis to determine the significance of each piece of content and worked alongside LSAC to create a page-level communication strategy. We then rearranged menu items to appear in order of importance and broke up text-heavy pages with a variety of visual elements. We also worked with a web accessibility expert to design a site that complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 Level AA).
Moving the site to Drupal provided LSAC with improved back-end usability for content contributors as well as front-end design consistency for users. The predefined design elements offered by Drupal ensure that the user interface remains consistent and intuitive. The site’s content is now structured in a way that the correct information is delivered to users quickly and efficiently. Additionally, the site can be fully navigated using a keyboard, and text boxes are highlighted so that a user can easily determine where they are on the page. Instructions for filtering information can be read by screen readers, and text and images were adapted to ensure an acceptable contrast ratio for those with visual impairments.
We worked with LSAC to create an easy to navigate site that featured responsive design and is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The site helps LSAC promote their mission of providing quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide.
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