New site includes more images, easier to read, navigate
Thursday June 28, 2012 — Camille Jensen
BURNABY, B.C. – A new, eye-catching Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI) website aims to be more accessible and easier to navigate for readers.
BACI unveiled its new website design to more than 50 people attending its general meeting June 27. The site was designed and created in-house by Lisa Joy Trick, senior manager of technology, and Carol Broomhall, senior manager of communications and resource development.
“Our goal was to create something that was more accessible, easier to read, with lots of pictures and videos to share info in different ways,” says Carol, who walked the audience through the new site, which went live during the meeting.
The site, which is still located at the same address of gobaci.com, includes scrolling photos showcasing BACI members and staff with detailed links to the organization’s services and events. BACI’s mission statement is showcased in large bold letters on the front page.
A new feature is drawing attention to BACI’s innovative projects advancing inclusion and belonging in the community. Located halfway down the homepage, three large images direct readers to BACI’s most recent innovations, including its Dialogue Series, Ideas for Change and Can you Dig It.
When you click on the icon, you’re taken to a new page containing a brief description of the initiative.
The homepage also spotlights stories, which Carol says will continue to be a focus for the organization. BACI’s Stakeholder News program called BACI Blast will be posting new stories here every Tuesday and Thursday as well as BACI blog updates from staff members.
“Hopefully, it’s a place where you will want to see your stories, too,” says Carol, encouraging people to either contact Axiom News or herself with story ideas they’d like to share.
Another new addition to the site is a Google map that directs people to BACI’s main office and a comprehensive staff directory. Carol directed viewers its “Contact Us” tab which features details on BACI’s senior leadership team as well as a complete staff directory featuring departments and employees’ e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
While noted that the site is a significant upgrade from the older version, Carol encouraged people to share their feedback to “make it even better.”
“This is another first step because we want to make sure this site works for everybody,” says Carol, adding they engaged families and members throughout the process.
“We’d love you over the next couple of weeks to take a really good look at the site and play with it and see how it works for you. And if you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or contact Lisa or Richard (Faucher) and let us know what your ideas are.”
Readers can also provide feedback by clicking on “Webmaster,” located at the bottom of each page.
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