Web Review

Sunderland People First website


The first thing that strikes you about this new website is the bold layout and eye-catching photos and images. Sunderland People First, a learning difficulties self-advocacy group, has designed the site with accessibility in mind with easy-to-read information and instructions, and clear photos, symbols and images, writes Catriona Wilson.

The user is also given the alternate option of listening to the text, by holding the mouse over words and symbols, something many people with learning difficulties will find especially practical.

However, it does demand a high level of hand-eye co-ordination which could make it difficult for some.

Nonetheless, it is an impressive and valuable resource covering all the relevant topics for people with learning difficulties, staff, supporters, self-advocates and small advocacy groups.

It also provides a great example to any group looking to start their own website.

Catriona Wilson is a development officer with the Ann Craft Trust, a learning difficulties charity

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