Law School Admission Council
Redesigning the LSAT website to ensure it was accessibile, maintainable and scalable to future needs
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) website wasn’t supporting the Council’s public mission. The enormous volume of information it housed had outgrown the site’s navigation and organizational concepts.
Zivtech helped LSAC modernize its website, present massive quantities of information intuitively, and bring the site in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, ensuring accessibility to those with disabilities.
The LSAC is a nonprofit organization supporting people from all backgrounds who wish to apply for law school. Its mission embodies the principles of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT): to level the playing field and give everyone a chance to add their voices to the world of law. On a practical level, LSAC provides prospective law students with resources to help them select the right school, take the LSAT, and successfully apply.
Poor authoring experience makes for infrequent updates
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).
Full content, design, and accessibility review
Our content strategist led a site-wide audit and gap analysis to determine the significance of every piece of content. Zivtech and LSAC thoroughly reviewed the content and designed a new site around it. The resulting page-level communication strategy let us arrange menu items logically and break up text-heavy pages with a variety of visual elements.
On the technical side, our team migrated the site to the Drupal content management system (CMS). This proven, reliable open-source system allows for simultaneous, secure content editing access for multiple individuals within the organization — enabling the LSAC teams to deliver frequent content updates.
A truly accessible website and level playing field
The LSAC’s new website is much easier to navigate — for everyone. Likewise, thanks to Drupal CMS, the site is technically accessible, content is displayed consistently and intuitively, and LSAC teams can update and edit content whenever needed.
With its new, accessible website, LSAC is ideally placed to continue broadening access to legal education across the globe.