One-third of Jackson County residents received support from ACCESS last year. The Southern Oregon community action agency provides life-changing food, warmth, and shelter services in collaboration with a network of local and state partners. They are where the rubber meets the road in our community — filling food pantries, providing utility assistance, managing affordable rental properties, giving homeownership assistance, loaning free medical equipment, and delivering continued support for local wildfire survivors.
ACCESS needed a website capable of serving the diverse needs of our local community. That meant easy-to-fill application forms, mobile responsiveness, clear information about program eligibility, and welcoming text throughout. They also wanted their new website to reflect their newer brand fonts and colors, making it easily recognizable for anyone who visits. And because ACCESS has such a big impact locally, we wanted to weave their annual impact numbers throughout the site for donors, supporters, and partners to see and share.
This was an all-hands-on-deck project! The ACCESS team is a wealth of information, and we worked with each department leader to make sure the information about their program was substantial and accurate. A big piece of the website puzzle was the forms. In an effort to move away from PDFs (which can be cumbersome and not always accessible to read on mobile devices), we converted over a dozen forms to a web-based format. Through many-weekly meetings with our design, copywriting, and development teams, we kept the project moving forward and officially unveiled the new website on November 1st!
We’re so proud of this website! It’s inviting, welcoming, and intuitive for the people who most need access to their services. Three large links across the top — Get Help, Give Help, Why Help — immediately direct visitors to the key areas of the website where they can take action. There are beautiful videos and testimonials sprinkled throughout, and a new event calendar with dates for upcoming education classes and fundraising events. What a team, what an organization, and what an incredible project to be a part of!
Website Plan & Direction
UX / UI Strategy
Icon & Infographic Design
Responsive Web Development
Content Management System
Search Engine Optimization
“Erin and her team of web-wizards were amazing to work with! Their skill, expertise, and creativity helped us create a website that met our goals of ensuring our website was accessible, easily navigable, mobile-friendly, and absolutely beautiful. We could not be more pleased with our new website, and I wholeheartedly recommend Ruby Slipper!!”
– Kellie Battaglia, Advancement Director