We won the contract to build their new website AND intranet for internal/external user.
The website requirements were to be AA compliant which ensures there are two form of communication for every item on the site, covering visual/audio communication as a requirement of Government. The brief was simple: ensure it is a clean and simple website to use. Clear communication and ensure the ‘three click’ rationale was in play for all pages. Also, highlight the four key areas of infrastructure NSW and their role in government.
The intranet was a custom build which required the usual range of services. Calendar, news, internal commentary, forms/templates and more while having to serve the needs of infrastructure NSW internal staff and external contractors.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities.
Our Design and Development team worked together to devised a colour pallet that was based closely on INSW’s current colours, but were compliant with WCAG contrast requirements.
In keeping with compliance standards, the dropdown mega menu also provides clear direction for users.
Headings are large and easily read, with no font sizing being below 12pt.
Users also have the ability to increase the font size by 200% without loss of content or functionality.
Carefully coded content panels ensure that page length stays under control for content heavy pages without sacificing accessibility.
The ‘three click rule’ is an unofficial web design rule concerning the design of website navigation. It suggests that a user of a website should be able to find any information with no more than three mouse clicks.
This rational was carefully implemented through the website.
Accessibility has also been applied when it came to the responsiveness of the website on both mobile...
and tablet format.
The website also boasts a fully integrated interactive map application. We were able use INSW’s existing infrastructure data and present it in a visually interesting way by overlaying the information on a map.