Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities

The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities proivides high quality services and creates new opportunities for people with Learning Disabilities and their Families.

www.wspld.org.uk

Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities

The Westminster Society asked Ecru to develop a website for them that put into action their values of inclusion, choice, consultation, respect, achievement and quality. The beautiful website we have created for them does just that. Designed and built with the user firmly at the focus of our thinking.

Ecru made me feel that they cared about our website as much as we do, they worked to our organisations mission and values at all times.

Amy Lovegrove

Webmaster for The Westminster Society

Choice

The website gives people with learning disabilities, their families and carers detailed information about the services that are available and what to expect from them. Ecru's expertise ensures that the information is presented in clear, straight forward language; it is intuitively structured with information pathways clearly signposted by clever use of colour, imagery and iconography. In the future users will also benefit from functionality that enables them to have the page read to them. The 'Hear this page' button makes the information more accessible to learning disabled users. Making information more accessible means that people with learning disabilities have more understanding of the services available to them and therefore can make informed choices and decisions.

Consultation

The new Westminster Society website encourages users to get involved and let the society know what they think. Every page has a bright ‘Have your say” button with a simple, easy to use email link that lets them talk directly to the people involved. Service users opinions are highly valued and directly inform policy within the Westminster Society.

Respect

The wspld.org.uk website is a shining example of the organisations aim to respect its service users. Our designers, information architects and writers have combined their talents to ensure that all users are treated equally and with respect. Great efforts have been made to present information in a lively informal, direct way. Attention to tone of voice and the way that information is presented means that users are never 'talked down to'.

Achievement

The Westminster society's website provides a wonderful shop window to celebrate the fantastic achievements of its members and their families. Ecru's bespoke Content Management System means that these achievements can be advertised and celebrated immediately, with instant and accessible website development tools everyone can get involved in developing a dynamic online presence.

Quality

The Westminster Societies website is an embodiment of their dedication to high quality in all they do. Ecru has rolled out a cutting edge website which:

  • conforms to W3C accessibility standard AA
  • uses Ecru's search engine friendly Content Management System
  • incorporates an innovative MP3 'Read This Page To Me' functionality
  • beautiful, clear design
  • clever use of icons to aid navigation
  • integrated World Pay functionality
  • slick structure

Ecru were very professional to work with. They took the time to understand our needs, provided invaluable advice and respected our decisions. Ecru have an excellent understanding of what is important to a website and provide useful tools to monitor and maintain our website ourselves.
Ecru made me feel that they cared about our website as much as we do, they worked to our organisations mission and values at all times.Ecru's minute attention to detail and professional use of language ensure that the WSPLD website is one of the best disability organisation websites on the internet.

Amy Lovegrove

Webmaster for The Westminster Society

Intuitive Navigation

Main menu icons for WSPLD website

Understanding of site navigation is assisted by the use of icons

Integrated online payment system

World pay system integrated into website

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