Paving the Way Early intervention for children with learning disabilities Chatham, Kent

launched Mar 2016

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This is a wonderful joint project from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and the Council for Disabled Children. It is an initiative to support children with extraordinary needs and their families and friends.

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Project brief:

‘Paving the Way’ is an ongoing project which was yet to have its own site to promote its findings and offer its specific resources. So far only mentioned on the partner sites, our task was to give the project its new online home, to create a friendly and engaging design for a fresh new site. The main focus was on highlighting the project’s necessity and offer support via an extensive file archive for downloads of different content and media types.

brief outline

  • design a new identity for the project, linked to partner organisations
  • promote the project’s aim of supporting children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge
  • site to offer up-to-date resources & share findings
  • design a welcoming and inclusive online presence
  • set up suitable CMS and develop theme/templates
  • colour & logo

    colours evolved from partner logos, typographical logo (set in typeface Oregano)

  • visual signposting

    for resource types via icons

  • planning of resources section

    homepage -> resources; listing file type/size, info and download/view links

  • design for all

    planning of accessibility links and high contrast option

What we did:

  • collaboration on planning of content structure
  • design for branding and visual elements
  • design for interaction and web page layouts
  • design of custom resource library
  • production of custom WordPress theme with required admin functions
  • custom admin functions for easy updates
  • accessibility enhancements for text size and contrast

A big thank you to Prisca and her team for all their hard work on the project; we were more than satisfied with the end result.

Early Intervention Project team
resources page
resources, admin view

What our client said:

We approached Eyedea Studio last year to design a website for us – The brief was that the website should serve as an online space for information about early intervention for children with learning disabilities whose behaviours challenge.

Because our charity (the Challenging Behaviour Foundation) is made up of a very small team of people, the Paving the Way website looked set to be an enormous project for us – but Prisca and her team were never fazed by the challenges we threw at them. On the contrary, their willingness to go the extra mile, be flexible with us, and contribute creatively to our project, has resulted in a website which not only delivers on our original brief, but is easy-to-navigate, accessible, and beautifully designed.

Eyedea Studio worked with us collaboratively throughout the project. Prisca and her team weren’t just “reactive” to our instructions; they were consistently pro-active – coming up with new ideas, anticipating problems, and even challenging us when they felt we were going down the wrong track. They listened to our feedback on the initial design, and throughout the process of finalising the site were always on hand to answer our questions, and to address or allay our concerns. At no point was anything “too much trouble” for them.

Above all, Prisca really engaged with our vision. She understood what Paving the Way was all about, and displayed a passion and enthusiasm for the website and its content that went well beyond what we would have expected from any designer.

A big thank you to Prisca and her team for all their hard work on the project; we were more than satisfied with the end result.

Jacqui Shurlock project manager May 2016

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