Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Making it easier for everyone to navigate the court system.
The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas became semi-famous thanks to being featured on the popular podcast 'Serial', but that's not what motivated them to redesign their website. The old website was still using table-based markup and was completely inaccessible to disabled users. Even to visitors not using assistive technology, the website was confusing and difficult to find relevant information. The Courts also knew that many users found coming downtown for court appearances or jury duty intimidating and wanted to make it easier to get downtown, park and be prepared for their time at the courthouse.
Aztek's redesigned experience put the focus on the tasks those users were trying to accomplish. Directions, where to park, how to get through security, etc. we are all put at the forefront of the website. The language and presentation of the content was also given a major overhaul. Cleaner, more readable text and a more visual presentation help to make the new site feel friendlier and more helpful. Oh, and the site is fully section 508 accessible for disabled users too.
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