Accessibility is key
In 2019 we were approached by The Living Paintings Trust and asked to pitch to create a brand new website for them.
We are incredibly proud of what we have all achieved with this ambitious project which launched at the end of August 2020 (mid-COVID).
The Living Paintings Trust are a charity who create tactile “Touch to See” books for blind and partially sighted readers. As such, it was paramount that their new website met stringent accessibility guidelines and worked on a range of devices and screenreaders.
Another key requirement of the website was to achieve better performance on search engines by housing details of all of their books which were previously stored elsewhere in a third-party library system.
A bespoke, web-based library
We initially looked at integrating their existing library system with the website, but it soon became apparent that this wasn’t a suitable solution for a number of reasons.
In order to seamlessly integrate the new website with their internal processes, we built a bespoke web-based library system for them which handles everything from customer accounts and book requests, through to issuing/renewing/returning books and sending our regular overdue reminders to their customers.
This has enabled them to upgrade their existing offering to their customers and leverage all of the book data which was previously stored within a separate system.