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Accessible Site Design

“Communis continues to do an excellent job and their support and input is very valuable – if the site itself is being seen as an example of best practice by the Agency then I think the relationship we have with Communis as contractor is also an example of how such contracts work at their best – They are making active recommendations and suggestions for improvements, not just sitting back and thinking ‘job done’.”
Mark Scott, Environment Agency

Websites for the Charity Sector

Communis specialise in developing beautiful, accessible websites for the charity sector. Some examples of our work include ifs Student Investor, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, The Priority Trust and Whizz-Kidz.

We work with our clients on all aspects of their online presence, providing advice and services on web design, email and social marketing and maximising online donations. Contact us to find out more, or if you would like to see references.

Websites for Commercial Organisations

Communis no longer provides website design and hosting services to commercial organisations as we are focussing are efforts on giving a great service to the charity sector. If you are a company looking for a brilliant website then we recommend working with Refined Practice Online Brand Consultants who specialise in providing web development, graphic design and search engine optimisation and marketing services to SMEs in the UK and Switzerland.

Site Template Rewrites

Sometimes, solutions to the access problems on an existing site will require such a degree of accessibility expertise that the cost of training staff to such a level of specialism is prohibitive. In this case, we can provide our own accessibility consultants to rewrite page templates, Macromedia Flash animations and interactive scripts and applications. Because we design and run our own commercial websites, you can be sure that any accessibility advice we give is firmly grounded in real world experience.

Sites we own

We own and run a number of sportswear clothing sites. These include Football Kit Designer and Rugby Kit Designer. We currently provide products from Engage Football and Engage Rugby ranges, SEN Sports Football ranges, and we are shortly going to be stocking a range of other brands, including Olorun, Stormtech, Dickies, Adidas and Slazenger.

We also run a website stocking products for Cardigan Sand & Gravel Co Ltd, an independent quarry trading in West Wales. They needed a web site to collate their reams of advice on specialist and general construction products, and from which they could sell sand and decorative aggregates online. Communis provided their original website in 1997, and have been working with them ever since.

What next? And how much?

Estimates on accessibility support in a site design process will be based on a specified number of hours of work. We will try to let you know as the project progresses whether this estimate needs to be revised. This will happen if, for example, the scope of the initial work changes, or any complications arise not mentioned in the original brief. We must charge for expenses we incur on your behalf such as travel costs, couriers' fees etc., and will give you an estimate of these charges on request.

Pro Bono Work

We consider a limited number of charitable and disability related sites annually for rewrites and site builds on a pro bono basis – the work is done at no cost to the client. Our most recent pro bono site was FloraMusica, the Nottingham Cathedral flower and music festival. If you would like to be considered for such work, please contact us.

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