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Launching Our New Accessible Website: A Fresh, User-Friendly Design

Published May 16, 2024 By Gretchen C | 0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website for the Women’s Brick Initiative! Our team has been hard at work to ensure that the new site not only captures the playful and creative spirit of LEGO but is also accessible and easy to navigate for all users.

A Fresh, Modern Look

You’ll love the clean, modern aesthetic of our new design. It’s intuitive, making it easier than ever to find the information you need. We’ve incorporated vibrant visuals and LEGO-inspired elements that reflect the creativity and enthusiasm of our community. From colorful bricks to iconic minifigures, our website celebrates the joy of building and imagination that LEGO represents.

Enhanced Accessibility Features

Accessibility has been a key focus in our redesign. We are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability, can enjoy and benefit from our website. Here are some of the key accessibility features you’ll find:

  1. Keyboard Navigation: Our site is fully navigable using just a keyboard, making it easier for users with motor disabilities to browse.
  2. Screen Reader Compatibility: We have ensured that all our content is compatible with screen readers, providing descriptive alt text for images and clear, concise headings for easy comprehension.
  3. Contrasting Colors: For users with visual impairments, our site offers a high contrast on every element to improve readability.
  4. Scalable fonts: Text automatically scales to the dece size, ensuring comfortable reading for everyone.
  5. Faster Load Times: Our new design improves the speed by over 200%, making for super snappy load times and improving SEO scores to make WBI more visible in search engines

Easier Navigation

You’ll find our new navigation structure makes it simple to locate what you’re looking for. We’ve streamlined menus and added clear categories so you can spend less time searching and more time engaging with our content. Whether you’re looking for the latest news, resources, or ways to get involved, everything is now just a few clicks away.

Explore dedicated sections for LEGO events, LEGO set reviews, and inspirational stories from women in the LEGO community. Our navigation is designed to be as fun and intuitive as building with LEGO bricks.

Easter Eggs

You’ll also discover some fun Easter Eggs and minifigs scattered around the site. Hopefully, it won’t be on our 404 page, but if you happen to run into any issues, please let us know so we can resolve them as quickly as possible.

We want to hear from you!

We are excited about the improvements we’ve made and hope that you find our new site more accessible and enjoyable to use. Your feedback is important to us, so please explore the new features and let us know what you think. This is just the beginning, and we’ve got a lot more features and content planned.

Thank you for being a part of the Women’s Brick Initiative community!

Gretchen loves LEGO as much as she loves building websites, which makes being part of the WBI Team as fitting as two perfectly aligned bricks.

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