Motability, the national disability charity, has launched a new fully inclusive 'mobile-first' website that will give all users, regardless of disability or browsing preference, the ability to engage with the site and discover how Motability can help disabled people and carers across the UK.
Motability is a national charity that aims to enhance the lives of people with a disability through cost-effective mobility solutions and a number of charitable grant programmes that supports people who need help with the cost of Motability Advance Payments and specialist vehicle adaptations.
It was essential that the mobile version of the new Motability’s website was as accessible as the desktop version. Analysis revealed that almost two thirds (64%) of visitors were using the charity’s old website via a mobile device as opposed to the desktop (28%) and tablets (8%) in the 12 months to June 2021.
The new website has been given a WCAG 2.1 AA* rating by the Shaw Trust's Web Accessibility Accreditation Service after being reviewed by experienced testers with a range of disabilities, including mobility impairments, colour blindness, no and low vision, deafness, dyslexia and learning difficulties.
“Accessibility is paramount for us when communicating with our beneficiaries, and this is why we are proud to have maintained our partnership with Shaw Trust over many years.
“Together with Initials, they have helped to create a website that champions the stories of our beneficiaries and highlights the work of Motability. The new website ensures that disabled people and those who help and advise them are aware of the grants, research and projects that we undertake across the UK to help achieve our vision – that no disabled person shall be disadvantaged due to poor access to transportation.”
“Motability and Shaw Trust Accessibility Services have a long-standing partnership ensuring that the Motability Products and Services are fully accessible and inclusive for all.
“We at Shaw Trust are delighted to have supported the development of Motability’s new website over the last few months and have been impressed at the care and attention that has been taken to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA Standards to create a fully inclusive and user-friendly accessible website.”
Motability (the Charity) provides charitable grants to help people with a disability and carers with the cost of Advance Payments for cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), driving lessons and adaptations.
All grant applications are means-tested to ensure that they support those most in need of a charitable grant. Find out more about the financial support available on the Motability (the Charity) website.