Accessible design for Canadian job seekers
The Inclusive Workplace is the first Canadian website designed to help the 500,000 unemployed or underemployed people in Canada with autism or an intellectual disability find good jobs.
Read how we designed an accessible website that is targeted, useful, and relevant for all users during COVID-19 and beyond.
Connecting adults with workplace related e-learning and resources
Our challenge was to develop a comfortable online experience for adult users on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability looking to find work or engage in the workplace during COVID-19.
Understanding our audience
Through one-on-one interviews with our ASD and ID target audiences, we uncovered their challenges in gaining meaningful employment. People with Autism Spectrum Disorder or an Intellectual disability are some of the most under-employed people in Canada; We made sure to recognize that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or an intellectual disability also had other challenges, such as poverty, access to technology, access to support.
We focused on simplicity and plain language to make users feel in control when navigating the site.
Consistency, clarity and structure were essential to successful design for our target audience.
We simplified complex topics while retaining key information and maintaining a respectful mature tone.