TRACKS autism is celebrating the launch of a new website. The site is the realisation of many months of hardwork and finally came to fruition following an award of £5,500 through Awards for All from the Big Lottery and a partnership with local Hertfordshire business Climbing Turn which helped the charity create the site.
"To have a site such as this to help us in our quest to deliver specialist early years education to one of society's most vulnerable groups of children and their families is simply fantastic," explained Mervyn Terrett, chairman of TRACKS autism. "We, along with the Governement, understand the critical role that early intervention plays in the lives of children with autism and this website will not only help us to reach and therefore help more children and their families, but it will also help us to raise the profile of the condition."
The site is built using 'responsive' techniques which means it looks and works almost identically on any device and is as easy to use on a smartphone as it is on a desktop computer. This ensures that it is fully accessible to all people, all of the time, whether they were at home, work or on the move.
"When TRACKS approached us about developing the website in partnership with them I could see that they wanted a site that would not only be their public face on-line but would also help them manage their day to day communications. It was also important that they could manage the site themselves without the need to be dependent on technical people to make changes," said Anthony Mellor, managing director of Climbing Turn.
"I am very impressed by what we have achieved in partnership with TRACKS autism. It was crucial for them that the site was accessible to all and would work on all the different types of devices that are now used to access the internet. By utilising the latest techniques we have been able to create a site that not only meets their current needs but will take them forward for years to come," he continued.