Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs
Client: The Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs project managed by the Belhelvie Community Trust, Aberdeenshire.
Brief: design a new website to represent the Balmedie Beach Wheelchair project. The site’s design should use the print material design in the choice of colours, images and style. The group were happy with the hosting provider and content management system already being used for The Sand Bothy project so we developed the new site using the these services.
Actions: we researched the work being done by other beach wheelchair projects and the leaflet produced by the Balmedie group. We thought through who would be coming to the site, especially family and carers, volunteers and funders and what information they wanted to know. From this we developed content, pages and new design that tied in with the printed material from the project. We wrote specific content that can be used by search engines (page titles and descriptions) so the site can be found online. We reused images from the project’s Facebook page to show the project at work and families using the beach wheelchairs.
Special features: we created specialised content for the site by researching the specifications of each type of beach wheelchair with manufacturers. This ensures families and carers can see which chair is best for them and check specifications such as size and maximum load. We also used lots of images of the chairs and facilities (hoist and changing area) so carers can see what to expect.