Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) has a new website–a dynamic, information-rich site that will be updated and maintained by WCAP staff.
Waldo Community Action Partners’ mission is “to create opportunities for people to improve their quality of life.” They aim to make a big impact on Waldo County citizens by expanding opportunities for health, comfort, and financial and personal development. The site provides information and contacts for public transportation, education programs, energy services, emergency resources, health programs and community projects.
Using revolutionary web techniques, Pica Design programmed the site so that users with disabilities can navigate it without the use of a mouse. Site visitors can also follow quicklinks and visual icons to intuitively locate the content they need. We consulted WAI* and Section 508** to understand the needs of the disability community, then created solutions that we implemented across the site. The site also includes a private website for the WCAP staff to communicate and share documents between departments.
To check out the website or to learn more about how Waldo Community Action Partners supports our community everyday, click here: http://www.waldocap.org
* Pica Design developed navigation for the site to be WAI Compliant for Accessibility. WAI stands for Web Accessibility Initiative and their mission is to work with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities (for more information, visit www.w3.org/WAI/).
** “508 Compliant” refers to respect for and adherence to Section 508, which requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.