We have had a bit of a re-design on our website to assist us in bringing to life our theme for the year which is “kwelaches” or holding hands. Our new website utilizes responsive design, all that means is our website looks great no matter the device you’re using. It will adjust to fit the screen of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer to display our information in a very usable way.
We’ve also done away with quite a bit of clutter and tried to simplify how you find services that matter to you. Through better design we are working to give some of our more prominent service pages the focus they deserve. Check out the Dental Clinic to see what we mean.
In the redesign process we had several key goals to tackle.
The first was accessibility. We wanted to make it easier for prospective students to find Seabird College and Seabird Island Community School. To make things easier for prospective students we’ve launched seabirdcollege.ca and seabirdschool.ca (both of which are linked from the “sites” dropdown on the top of our website, as well as in the footer of each page.
The second was accountability and transparency. We wanted to make it easier for our Band Members to access information so we created mySeabird. mySeabird is a login side of our website that will allow our Band Members to access financial statements, laws, codes, & policies, and other documents. Sign-up for mySeabird today.
The third was communication. Overcoming communication barriers is one of our guiding directions for the 2015-16 fiscal year but we can’t just tackle communication by doing one thing, so we’re doing several.
- Band Members who choose to use mySeabird can keep their contact details up-to-date through our website so that we can better notify you of important information, events, and news as it arises.
- We will be using surveys to get Band Member and client feedback throughout the year. Throughout the year we’ll be detailing the feedback and survey comment’s we receive over on our Band Member’s only blog.
- We’ve put up digital displays around the Band Office, at the Elementary and High Schools and are planning to install one more at the new Sqéwqel Gas Bar to deliver information to our visitors from the moment the enter our facilities.
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