d-SIRE develops first fully accessible platform for social and volunteering activities in Germany
Aktion Mensch's volunteer brokerage service is making a huge leap forward: Its database, which has existed since 2008, has been fundamentally updated and expanded into a comprehensive platform.
The new volunteering platform has been online on Aktion Mensch's web portal for several weeks now. But not only there: The entire application can also be integrated by partners free of charge on external websites, for example by regional volunteer agencies. By means of a simple configuration, they can even adapt the design and functionality of the application to their individual requirements and respective corporate designs.
During the project, numerous workshops were held with experts from volunteer brokers as well as with active volunteers. This has helped to ensure user acceptance by both target groups from the very beginning.
As part of the project, d-SIRE was involved in consulting, UX concept and design, as well as being responsible for the entire technical implementation of the frontend and backend. The application was implemented in the Microsoft Azure Cloud and offers APIs for connecting external services.
Digital accessibility is of great importance to Aktion Mensch. For this reason, not only the public website, but also the closed area for the administration environment was implemented in full conformity to WCAG requirements.