The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) reaffirms its commitment to opportunity and access with a newly created high-level appointment. Kishi Animashaun Ducre, associate professor of African American studies (AAS), is the college’s inaugural associate dean of diversity, equity and…
BBI launches new website
BBI’s home on the web, bbi.syr.edu, has a new look! The new BBI website launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, celebrated July 26. The website exemplifies BBI’s impact, with an emphasis on people who have benefited from BBI’s research, program development and policy guidance. Another key component of the new site is the Innovation Areas section. This section allows visitors to easily identify BBI’s focus areas of work—Community Participation and Economic Participation—and access-related resources.
“Because the website is BBI’s ‘front door,’ our goal was to create an engaging online presence with both visual appeal and ease of navigation,” says Anthony Adornato, BBI director of communications, who led the yearlong website redesign project.
In keeping with the mission of BBI, the website was developed to provide a significant number of accessibility features. These features complement the use of assistive technologies and help make the site usable to the broadest possible audience. The website is Section 508 compliant, and it was tested under different viewing conditions (i.e. without a mouse, small or low-resolution screens, with voice or text output, and color contrast for those who have low vision or color-blindness).
The website redesign was a collaborative effort between BBI, SU Advancement & External Affairs-Technical Systems and Services, and designer Maribeth Rayfield.