Empowering Voices through Inclusive Redesign and Development – Voice of Aroha
Overview: Voice of Aroha is an inclusive platform dedicated to amplifying the voices of diverse communities and their perspectives on various topics. Driven by a team with diverse backgrounds of former refugees in Wellington, the platform is supported by the local community. Voice of Aroha serves as a vital space, bringing meaningful kōrero (discussions) to the wider community through a range of programs, interviews, and events, with a primary focus on amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
The Challenge: Voice of Aroha recognized the need for a comprehensive redesign and development to better fulfill its mission of providing an inclusive platform for voices that are often unheard. The existing platform required enhancements to create a user-friendly, visually appealing, and accessible experience for its diverse audience. The challenge was to revamp the website in a way that represented the values of diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity.
Solution: Spottech took on the challenge of redeveloping and designing the Voice of Aroha platform, aligning closely with their mission and values. In a collaborative effort with the team, Spottech implemented the following solutions:
- User-Centric Design: Spottech focused on creating a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation, allowing visitors to easily engage with the diverse content.
- Visual Appeal and Accessibility: The website’s design was crafted to be visually striking and inclusive, ensuring a positive experience for all users, regardless of their abilities.
- Responsive Design: The platform was developed with a responsive design, ensuring seamless access and engagement across various devices.
- Cultural Sensitivity: Spottech worked diligently to ensure cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in the design and content, respecting the perspectives of marginalized communities.
- Content Management System: A robust content management system was integrated to empower the team at Voice of Aroha to manage and update content efficiently.
Result: The re-development and design efforts by Spottech resulted in a significant impact on Voice of Aroha’s platform:
- Enhanced User Experience: The revamped platform offered a seamless and enjoyable experience for users, encouraging meaningful engagement with diverse content.
- Cultural Inclusivity: The platform’s design and content honored cultural diversity and sensitively amplified the voices of marginalized communities.
- Greater Reach and Impact: The user-friendly interface and accessibility enhancements allowed Voice of Aroha to reach a wider audience, increasing its impact and influence.
Conclusion: Spottech’s collaboration with Voice of Aroha facilitated a transformative redesign and development, empowering the platform to fulfill its vision of amplifying marginalized voices. The inclusive design, cultural sensitivity, and user-centric approach helped create an engaging and impactful platform for meaningful kōrero. Voice of Aroha continues to be a vital space, fostering meaningful conversations and connecting diverse communities through its inclusive platform.