Accessible Joomla Site with Integrated Learning Management System

http://mawow.org/

Massachusetts Working on Wellness

Working on Wellness helps Massachusetts employers successfully develop, implement and sustain policies and programs to create a supportive work environment and enable employees to engage in healthy behaviors.

The Problem

The organizations charged with implementing the Working on Wellness program required a website that was not only responsive, but that complied with Federal web accessibility mandates, AND included an integrated LMS (Learning Management System) for program participants. 

The Solution

4Web held multiple meetings with the Working on Wellness stakeholders to gather and refine not only the public-facing website requirements, but also the functionality needed for the private, on-line learning environment. 

The "easy" part was delivering a design that earned the clients' enthusiastic approval, and then coding that design responsively to conform to web accessbility requirements. 

The LMS requirements were more challenging. There were only two viable options for a Joomla-friendly LMS component (add-on), but neither was web-accessible without extensive custom-coding. 4Web chose to proceed with the less well-known (and newer) option because of the developer's excellent customer-service, including custom-coding services if required. After writing some customizations to the LMS in-house, hiring an accessibility expert to test the system, and then creating alternative information-delivery methodologies to address assistive-device users' needs, 4Web delivered a site that fulfills all requirements.

Testimonial

We were working under a very tight timeline. We had a vision for our website, but were designing our program, building our brand and recruiting staff while conceptualizing the website. They were thoughtful, patient and supportive as we worked through the web design process. They were very timely and responsive to our needs.

Kathleen McCabe, MPA

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