Sign language on the web
Company presentation in portrait format
Dolmetschservice Plus represents a team of experienced Austrian sign language interpreters. We were proud to be entrusted with the relaunch of a brand new Drupal 9 installation after we were able to create their first website (with Drupal 6) almost 10 years ago.
The main objective of the project was to shift the focus from the individual (end user) to employing organizations that advocate equity in the workplace, education, or hosting inclusive events.
After we had found out that the team's current customer portfolio already includes big names such as the Republic of Austria, several ministries or companies such as UNIQA, we decided to represent them appropriately and highlight them visually in order to emphasize their professional status. This has proven to be a successful approach and the team has already been contacted by clients to get a place in their beautiful portfolio.
A high level of accessibility is absolutely mandatory for an inclusive website like Dolmetschservice Plus, which we took into account during the entire design phase and development process.
We also presented a very interesting UX experiment - we made use of the portrait format for the sign language translation videos included in the content. We have found in the past that mobile video telephony is the most preferred method of communication among deaf and hard of hearing people. Why shouldn't we serve them content in the way they are familiar with?