Up2Us is a social network for people with learning disabilities, run by those with learning disabilities. They organise group activities and help members form new friendships, as well as make support more cost effective for people with Personal Budgets by sharing staff.

For totalsurf, building a website for this organisation was an immensely rewarding job. Building a site for people with various disabilities presents challenges when it comes to design and the interface, but this project brought an additional responsibility: to make it user friendly for selected Up2Us members who manage the content.

We rolled out our own custom-built in-house CMS for this project as it was felt it would be more easily manageable. During our training session with the site admins, it was fantastic to see them able to understand the administration process, thanks to the unique and controlled workflow of the back-end. Witnessing them not only approving a new user, but also posting about a new event, including booking details, in a matter of minutes really made us smile and made the project even more gratifying.

Thank you to Felton Communications for the design, copy and bringing this job to us to build for them.