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Developing a Fully ADA
& W3C Accessibility
Compliant Platform for
the APA Foundation

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

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The Client

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American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation) is a division of the American Psychiatric Association, a world-leading psychiatric organization that now encompasses over 38,500 members practising in more than 100 countries. The APA Foundation’s primary focus is to provide employers with tools, resources and the essential information to promote well-being and support the mental health of employees and their families. They also run community-based programs, fellowships and awards & grants, to address critical mental health needs and to direct resources where they are needed most.

Project Scope

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The APA Foundation understood that inclusivity wasn't just a checkbox, it was the cornerstone of effective communication and community building. Their vision? A platform that seamlessly blended sleek design and intuitive navigation, welcoming users of all abilities with open arms. Accessibility wasn't an afterthought; it was woven into the very fabric of the platform, ensuring everyone could navigate, engage, and contribute with ease. This, coupled with the ability to scale and evolve, promised a digital space that could grow alongside the diverse needs of its users.

The Solution

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Saying goodbye to outdated interfaces and hello to a modern, accessible APA Foundation website! Built with Kentico MVC, this site isn't just visually stunning, it's future-proofed for easier upgrades and complies with WCAG 1.0, Section 508, and eGovernment requirements.

But accessibility goes beyond mere guidelines. Accessible 360's "live user testing" by real people with disabilities ensured features not just meet standards, but actually work for everyone.

Oh, and managing it all has been made even easier thanks to the implementation of a secure single sign-on system.


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  • Crafted by our expert front-end developers using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Emphasis on accessibility and adherence to web standards.
  • Distinct separation of structure and presentation for flexible design.
  • Integrated with Kentico CMS for robust HTML, CSS, link, and accessibility validation.
  • Ensures compliance with W3C AA standards pre-launch.
  • Features Kentico's advanced WYSIWYG editor, based on the accessible CKEditor.
  • Supports high contrast and keyboard navigation.
  • Inclusive design for users with special needs, including the elderly and visually impaired.

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The Result

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Empowering communities and showcasing impactful initiatives - the APA Foundation's new website shines a light on their work, making it easier than ever for visitors to connect with its vital services and inspiring community projects.

Adrian Bradley, CEO & Founder I3 Digital

"We have been working with the team from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for nearly 3 years now on a range of innovative web projects. We are proud to have been selected and entrusted with this project. As a Digital Agency, we have been focused for many years on delivering web solutions that utilize best practise in relation to accessibility and embrace everyone no matter what their disability or difficulties in life."

Adrian Bradley, CEO & Founder, i3 Digital

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