Centennial College

WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant, responsive designed Web site on the Umbraco CMS.

Client Background

Centennial College supports enrolments of over 14,400 full-time students and 28,000 in continuing education. It offers over 150 programs of study and also has four campuses located across Toronto. Centennial also has an international presence and has opened remote learning centers in China, India, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

Centennial is Ontario’s first community college and was founded in 1967. Its focus has always been to prepare graduates for the work force and teach them to be leaders

Solution

Soulfx worked with Centennial’s Marketing and IT departments to develop business requirements for the upgraded Umbraco CMS system. There were stringent requirements about having a system that was stable enough to handle the volume of site traffic but scalable and flexible enough to address responsive design and meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA goals.

Results

The upgraded content administration system gives Centennial content editors a high level of control over what changes they can make to the site without the support of the IT department. Site usability has been greatly improved and the site was tested for WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance by multiple organizations.

Users can access all areas of the site from their mobile, tablet or desktop systems. With the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, the site is fully accessible for screen readers. This makes the site AODA compliant and gives a greater number of users access to the site.

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