Project size: small
Built in 2017
The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) is a student-based social justice resource centre at Simon Fraser University. SFPIRG offers a lot of resources to SFU students as well as to the broader community, but the information on their website had become overwhelming. It wasn’t easy for students to find resources easily, which left them frustrated.
How we solved it with tech
The first thing we did was organize the information on the site so that it wasn’t overwhelming. The new website was a customized build on WordPress. I created a number of custom-post types and taxonomies to better organize all the information on custom landing pages. This made it easy for the staff to create and update content. We also focused on accessibility at every stage of the project from the base code to making sure alt tags were all written properly. The events calendar is customized to take registration information and allows participants to request accessibility accommodations for every event that SFPIRG hosted.
Helping organizations ensure that users are able to use their websites effectively is my specialty. If you need an update to your existing site, please contact me.