Front End Development
IGNITE Student Organization
As front-end developer, I am responsible for implementing new designs, page templates, and updating plugins. I also design and coordinate our email campaigns using Mailchimp to communicate with our student subscribers on events, contests, and other relevant content to enhance their experience at Humber college.
Meeting AODA standards was a huge issue for the organization. As a large organization of more than 50 employees and working to represent 29,000 students in an inclusive environment, we had a deadline of January 2021 to comply to Level AA standards. Instead, we set our goal to meet them by January 2017.
I tested for font sizes, colour contrast, video captions, including gif content for screen readers. In late January, we pushed hard and delivered on our goal. We conducted user tests with Humber students with learning disabilities to come in and test our site with successful results.
Initially, it was difficult trying to design a report that emulated the one from last year while implementing a new fresh twist on it. The ARI department also had many different initiatives to cover in the content and I had to find a way to display everything in a cohesive manner.