Oberlin College

Oberlin College and Conservatory is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. Nearly 3,000 students are enrolled at the school.

The Challenge

Oberlin College initially came to Duo for an independent, third party website accessibility audit. The Oberlin team feels strongly that accessible web design is good web design; a philosophy shared by Duo. Duo performed an accessibility audit and report of Oberlin.com and reviewed the findings with the Oberlin team.

Our Approach

Given the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise on the accessibility project, Duo and Oberlin have engaged on a time block retainer that is focused on three core areas:

Accessibility Remediation

Implementing our findings derived from manual and automatic testing

General Support & Maintenance

Providing extra sets of hands to augment the small Oberlin staff

Drupal 8 Roadmap

Navigating the migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Results

We’re now well on our way to implementing the accessibility improvements that ensure compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA. Duo is also working with Oberlin on general support and maintenance while one member of the Oberlin team is on paternity leave. Now covered by any website needs that may come up with a limited staff, Oberlin is able to turn their attention to the long term - upgrading their site to Drupal 8. We’ve begun our discovery of how that process will take shape in the near future.