MSU RAIND website on tablet


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Usability and Accessibility Testing

Research in Autism, Intellectual, and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) serves as a platform of knowledge. The program consists of scholars and researchers throughout Michigan State University that focus on autism community aid through research, training, outreach, and service.

The new RAIND site was built to cater to a diverse audience which includes students, staff, faculty, health care providers, parents, community members and people with autism. We built the site to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards, ensuring that all users can navigate site information successfully. This user-friendly website addresses important research topics on cognitive disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Visitors can easily access information about RAIND’s community involvement, news, and research initiatives.


  • Custom design and responsive implementation
  • Compliant with MSU brand standards and accessibility standards (WCAG 2.0 Level AA).
  • Engaging features such as news, events, online forms, and staff directory.

In-depth staff directory

MSU RAIND staff directory
Screenshot of focus areas on the MSU RAIND homepage

Focusing On User Experience‚Äč

We limited the use of moving elements, clearly organized content with bold headings, and recommended how to maintain accessibility compliance. We made accessibility a top priority on this website to make sure that all visitors—especially people with autism, intellectual, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities—could easily navigate and interact with the website.