Web Developer – Health Website Redesign (1 month contract)
Location: Victoria, BC
Staffing Placement Opportunity
The client's Website Redesign is estimated to be a six-week project to redesign, code, upload and test a new website to align with current best practices in accessibility and to ensure compatibility with all mobile devices that clients use to engage with the 15-page website. The web developer will also code and implement new PCQRB feedback forms and set up a new domain. The web developer will not be responsible for the content of the website outside the context of labelling, search engine optimization and UX advice.
In alignment with the client's goal, the project department wishes to ensure the website readily meets all clients where they are, regardless of age, culture, education, language proficiency, health status, or the device through which they access the internet. Due to the time sensitivity and heightened emotions often involved in care complaints, as well as the multiple regulatory bodies that may be relevant to the case, it is essential that the website be as accessible and stable as possible, and able to be easily updated to reflect factual changes within the client's domain and within the health authorities and colleges (e.g. new addresses, telephone numbers or hours of operation).
While minor updates are currently possible within current Web Services, these services are not intended to support significant redesigns separate from the standard template. As a result, despite having been set up as an independent website for the purposes of design flexibility and client convenience, the website has not been redesigned since 2008 and is not optimized for newer web browsers or devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
The Web and Interaction Designer is required to have the following skills and experience:
1. The ability to develop web design to ensure the web is best utilized as a platform for service delivery, using the client's citizen-focused, evidence-based approach for web and service design;
2. Experience planning and implementing a design strategy;
3. Experience producing foundational design artifacts such as prototypes and wireframes, design pattern libraries and components, graphic design style guides, and fully documented, build-ready design specifications;
4. Experience conducting user research activities and client design reviews to support development of evidence-based design.
In addition to the skills and experience set out above, the Web and Interaction Designer should have the following additional skills and experience:
1. Experience designing and coding accessible web sites for diverse client bases within the past three years;
2. Certification in web design and/or user experience standards;
3. Experience applying current accessibility standards for visually impaired and cognitively impaired users;
4. Experience applying current accessibility standards for multiple mobile devices; and
5. Experience applying current accessibility standards for clients with limited data.
Note; This opportunity is with a Microserve client.