Football site for children with Down’s syndrome
23rd June 2011
Green Jersey has worked closely with the Down’s Syndrome Association for several years, building their website and providing advice and other services. A couple of months ago they asked us to create a new site specifically to support their DSActive programme, and the new site has just gone live.
DSActive provides children & young adults with Down’s syndrome a fair opportunity to get involved in sports – particularly football. The programme has strong backing from bodies such as Sport England, the Football Foundation, and the Premier League. Several Premiership clubs are closely involved.
It was important to build a site to involve its users and make them feel part of the programme. It also had to cater for the quite varying information needs of players, coaches, clubs and parents. The site design needed to be fresh, welcoming, and soft.
As a busy charity with carefully controlled resources, we ensured the site could be managed easily without specific technical skills.