DateJuly 2019 - August 2019
RoleWebsite Content Assurance Executive and Web Developer
DescriptionThe original Warwick Students' Union website was identified to be suboptimal in meeting the needs of the users, as well as having many accessibility and design issues. I was responsible for ensuring that the newly designed website met the needs of all users before it went live and coding unfinished pages. The website was successfully launched in August 2019.
Along with the technical responsibilities, I also had extra responsibilities to contribute to meetings - as discussed in my job review
. The most important part of this included leading training sessions for staff who wanted to get used to the new system.
One of the accessibility issues addressed was font size. While there is no official minimum font size, it is recommended that text should be at least 16px. Another issue was alternate text for non-text elements. Hundreds of images without alternate text were identified and altered to contain alternate text. Many other assessibility issues were also addressed.