PA Distance WordPress Design

PA Distance WordPress Design


PA Distance Learning
Wexford, Pennsylvania

WordPress Design & Consulting
for a Public K12 Virtual School

Project Description

PA Distance, an online Virtual School in Pennsylvania, is focused on changing lives for the better. They unlock the potential within each one of their students helping them reach their personal best.

The Marketing and Communications team contacted AKEA Web Solutions because of our exceptional expertise in Website Accessibility Consulting (WCAG). PA Distance was in the fortunate position of being proactive in achieving compliance with WCAG and Section508.

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What that means is, this school new they were not compliant with federal regulations and was dedicated to ensuring that their website would accommodate all visitors and being inclusive of those with visual impairments. This is the law and it is an important part of education at all levels.

In 2016, the project began. The new website design was created to meet all standards in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA). The content from the previous website was then processed for accessibility compliance and published on the new website.

Now, their website is not only mobile-friendly, but it also allows visitors using screen readers (such as JAWS, NVDA and Apple VoiceOver) to utilize all content on the website, including PDFs.

The project included web consulting, a complete WordPress redesign, web accessibility consulting, document remediation and user-training. The staff is now able to easily create and manage new web content with WordPress and lay out new pages and style content with an elegant GUI with drag-and-drop features.

AKEA is proud to work with PA Distance and is ready to work with your public school, virtual school or online academy.

Technologies Used

  • WordPress CMS
  • SSL for Secure Data Tranmission
  • Custom Web Forms Allowing Visitors To Submit Inquiry Forms Online
  • WCAG Compliant Code and Navigation
  • Google Analytics

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Client Testimonial

Akea Web Solutions helped our school recreate a fresh and clean looking website that ensured our content was accessibility compliant. The process to migrate our old content to the new platform was seamless from our school’s perspective, and our representative Ash worked with me to ensure that I was comfortable with making updates and changes with our website after the launch. I would recommend Akea Web Solutions to any organization looking to create or update their web presence.

Nick Kocuba
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