Case Study: A New Website for British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA)
Published: August 8, 2014
The British Disabled Angling Association (BDAA) needed a website to provide a ‘one stop shop of information and advice’ for disabled and non-disabled anglers. The BDDA provide individual and group coaching, a fisheries directory and access audits of fisheries among other services.
The old site was cluttered and difficult to use, so before starting design work we spent a lot of time thinking and talking about how to best serve the needs of current and potential members. This resulted in a clear, clean layout and a very simple navigation scheme.
The site made use of the hundreds of existing BDDA photographs; to give a friendly, ‘human’ feel to each page. We also subtly redesigned the logo to fit with the new template design.
The redesign incorporated new features such as the mailing list, the accessibility toolbar and a feature for collecting donations.
Thank you. Such small words to express the meaning of what you have achieved for us. Our charity scoured the myriad of adverts offering accessible website designs; but which one, at what cost, a series of never ending questions, search after search.
One name Jim Byrne kept appearing, not in the form of advertisement and promises, but praise for the work he does in development, design and tutorials on accessible website design.
We are so pleased that we followed what everyone else was recommending Jim Byrne – Accessible Web Design" our new website is a landmark for us, and an example to angling clubs, businesses and local authorities who encourage disabled visitors to their website.
Jim, you are not only professional in what you do, but offer friendly and constructive advice and patience throughout the build. Thank you simply isn’t enough.
British Disabled Angling Association
I was also very pleased to get the following email from Terry:
We all realise the amount of work that you have dedicated to this project, and the barrage of emails that arrive daily to your inbox from me, you must have the "patience of Job". On behalf of the trustees I would like to offer our sincere thanks for all the hard work and support for the charity.