Engage to Change
The Engage to Change project is currently running across the whole of Wales to support young people aged 16-25 with a learning disability and/or autism into paid work placements lasting 6-12 months.
Engage To Change aim to help 1000 of these young people achieve their full potential by developing experience and transferable skills in the workplace through a person-centred approach which will give them further opportunities and enable them to compete in the labour market. To do this they are working with 800 employers over five years, offering job coaching and employment support to both the young person and employer.
This project is made possible through funding from the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with Welsh Government.
Engage to Change wanted an online platform that would enable to them to raise awareness of the project to the masses through news articles, case studies and various literature. A key objective was to ensure the site was accessible to their three audiences; young people, carers and employers.
With the project being aimed at a whole spectrum of young individuals with a variety of learning disabilities and levels of autism, they needed the site to be accessible to all.
We created a website that was vibrant and interactive and that catered for each one of Engage to Change’s audiences offering a unique section on the site for each. An integrated Twitter feed, case studies and news template allows our client to update the site with ease and create fresh and engaging content for it’s users.
In order to make the site accessible to all we focused on making information easy to digest both visually and verbally. We created an ‘Easy Read’ Format option with enlarged text, explanatory imagery and a clear structure. We also accommodated for individuals with visual impairment creating a high contrast version of the site too.