Accessibility, Functionality & Design: CDG Redesigns AFB.orgPosted by CDG Interactive under CDG Clients , Interactive Web Design , Technology , User Experience , Web Strategy
Yesterday the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) launched the new afb.org, designed and developed by CDG Interactive. This redesign of AFB’s flagship website marks the organization’s latest collaboration with CDG; over the past seven years, we’ve provided multiple interactive solutions for AFB’s wide and diverse audience.
In redesigning its site, AFB wanted to capitalize on technology and mark-up advancements that allowed for greater aesthetic and functional flexibility—while still maintaining a 100% accessible site. In addition, AFB needed an information architecture strong enough to support its immense and growing amount of online resources and information. It was a challenge that CDG approached with enthusiasm.
“Working with AFB gives us the opportunity to really explore what’s possible in a fully accessible environment,” said Matthew Snyder, CDG’s creative director, “We’ve always embraced the idea that accessibility can—and should—coexist with a highly compelling online experience.”
Collaborating closely with AFB’s team, CDG streamlined afb.org’s IA and provided a comprehensive search optimization strategy for the new site. We then created a design that supported AFB’s image as a dynamic and vibrant organization. Both the IA and the design were subjected to several rounds of user testing, in order to validate assumptions and refine the final result. CDG then coded the site’s HTML templates and handed off the markup to AFB’s developers for implementation into the AFB content management system.
The newly launched website provides an online presence that reinforces AFB’s position as the nation’s premiere organization for people with vision loss. We’re proud to continue to support AFB and its mission.
If you want to make your online environments more accessible and more effective, contact CDG.
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