MY ACCESSIBLE HOME (YOUNGCARE & GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY)

Helping to provide accessible homes for all – because home is where the heart is

SECTOR: Charity, Community

Youngcare is a national not-for-profit, revolutionising the way young people with high care disability live – with freedom, dignity, and choice. Their mission is to empower and drive change for young people with high physical support needs to create a more inclusive community within Australia. In 2018, Youngcare started a project called My Accessible Home.

WHAT WE DID
  • Website Design
  • Digital Strategy
  • Branding
  • Brand Extension
  • UX/UI Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Website Development
  • Usability
  • Responsive

The Objective

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to owning, renting, or renovating a house. Especially if you require specialist design features. My Accessible Home was created to make that processes a little easier for people with a disability. Pioneered by Dr Courtney Wright (The Hopkins Centre, Menzies Institute for Health, Griffith University), this joint project by Youngcare and Griffith University turned research into reality, with a powerful online tool to help people with disabilities build their own Dream Home report.

Youngcare reached out to Winning Media looking for assistance in launching the My Accessible Home project. Youngcare needed an approach that was thoughtful and user-friendly, and aligned with the messages and purposes of the project.

 

What we did

We collaborated closely with Dr Wright and the team at Youngcare to create a new website. The purpose of the website was to lead users through an online quiz to generate a Dream Home report to help families, carers, builders, and real estate agents understand the unique needs of each individual.

Starting with the original PhD material, Winning Media helped map the information architecture and user experience journey. We also designed the My Accessible Home brand and website interface to create fun, easy-to-use experience with a personalised feel. The quiz not only helps users customise their preferences, but also educates about details to look out for when planning your home. Built to an AA Accessibility standard, the site includes features for people with a diverse range of needs, helping to empower people with a disability to build a plan that communicates what’s important to them.

My Accessible Home Responsive showcase

The Challenges 

My Accessible Home was a new project, meaning the entire brand needed to be created from scratch. This required a full-service with many elements and considerations involved. Although it was a project that required a lot of time and effort, it was a government funded project, which meant we needed to be sensitive of the client’s budget without missing key areas.

The Results

Although the project is no longer running, the website for My Accessible Home was user-friendly, efficient, and was created at a high-level. Our strategy met the needs of our client and exceeded their expectations. In the future, we hope that My Accessible Home can help governments, infrastructure planners, builders, educators and charities to make better decisions about future projects which take into account the real-world concerns/opinions of people with disabilities.

My Accessible Home Macbook Air

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