Ability Central

Website Refresh for a mission-driven non-profit organization.

Project Overview

DigiSavvy teams up with Accessibility Specialists Hire Digitally to build out three websites for a Non-Profit Powerhouse

Our Agency often partners with Marketing or Ad Agencies or other Development partners on complex projects. We were delighted to again work with Collaboration partner and Accessibility Expert, Natalie MacLees from Hire Digitally.

Ability Central’s mission is simple: To ensure that persons of all abilities have the same access to information. Natalie brought her client to work with us on three websites. All of the websites needed to be accessible, modern, clean, and easy-to-use. Natalie brought DigiSavvy onboard to help with the heavy lifting of web development.

Division of responsibilities

Hire Digitally

  • UX Design
  • Accessibility Audit and Implementation
  • Account Management


  • DevOps
  • WordPress theme and plugin development

The Challenge

Ability Central’s work is vital to their community, as a non-profit they have to make the most of their annual budget, which is funded by grants/donations.

DigiSavvy needed to provide development services for a couple different websites for Ability Central’s specific : Philanthropy and About Us.

Ability Central’s digital platform requirements

  • An easy to manage and update content management system.
  • Easy to maintain grants and grantee database
  • Provide robust search capabilities
  • Must be accessible

The Solution

DigiSavvy leveraged the powerful WordPress CMS to build out the two websites.

  • We implemented a live, filterable, database for grants and grantees
  • The CMS is regularly updated and innovated, ensuring that the website platform will grow with them.
  • Build a website that is block-oriented, based on WordPress’s new block editor
  • Provided capability to import physician’s from their physician DB into their website, updating physicians/adding/removing records on the fly.
  • Leveraged intelligent search capabilities that quickly return relevant results

The Results

An accessible platform for people of any ability

We were able to launch the following sites:

The Ability Central websites are now accessible, full of useful information and documents. Their website’s usability increased, promoting more page views and views per visit.

Improved platform usability empowers marketing and PR teams

The new websites empowered Ability Central’s website content teams to more easily mange content and deploy new content and changes for upcoming and promotional events.