Remploy designs accessible digital services platform with Jadu
The new site www.remploy.co.uk was designed in partnership with the global web experience management firm Jadu and is part of a collaborative project between Remploy and Jadu’s SPACECRAFT creative agency to deliver a new digital services platform.
“Our goal was to make the information on the site accessible to everyone, including people with some of the most complex barriers to employment, such as learning disabilities,” said Emily Skinner, Digital Team Lead at Remploy. “The work we have done with Jadu has enabled us to achieve that goal. The results are exceptional.”
“We think Remploy will significantly move their transformation forward now that they have an accessible, usable site upon which to deliver the needs of their users,” said Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu. “Working with Remploy has been a joy - primarily because they have been focused on user needs and the user experience from the outset.”
Remploy recently moved out of government ownership, with the launch of a joint venture between MAXIMUS, an international provider of health and employment services, and Remploy employees who have been given a 30 per cent stake in the new business.
Beth Carruthers, CEO of Remploy said, “The creation of a new website with improved accessibility for disabled people is a big leap forward. This development comes at an exciting time for Remploy, as we look to expand, move into new markets, borrow to grow and pursue international opportunities.”
Matt Culpin, Creative Director at Jadu SPACECRAFT Agency said: “We are very proud to be working with a market leader with such a focus on the public good. Remploy is an important organisation for UK business and a nationally recognised brand for the thousands of disabled people who use their service to find the right employment.”
Jadu SPACECRAFT are the creative team behind many UK Government websites such as manchester.gov.uk, highland.gov.uk, southampton.gov.uk and coventry.gov.uk as well as a number of high profile commercial sites such as norgren.com and www.imi-precision.com.
Last year, Manchester City Councils website won the UK UX Awards, a Lovie award and was nominated in the Webby awards.