Now the website is different, but the mission of the Santa Casa online page remains the same: to bring the institution closer to the Portuguese and to communicate the work developed over more than five centuries. The renewal made the site more intuitive, with an efficient browsing experience. The site has an innovative design and it is accessible to everyone. It is more “user friendly”, for example, the new search engine that is more intuitive, which makes it faster to find content on the website. This channel also allows a better communication of all the current expertise areas in Santa Casa, simplifying the access to information on each one.

Provides to the old website a new look, more clean and attractive; more intuitive and effective navigation; contains more information related to the expertise areas; more highlights related to Santa Casa, using the homepage for all the main information, showing an institution with 500 years as a live organism that keeps up with most advanced and best technology; more ease to find content on the website and share on the social networks; This was possible because of the new open-source platform used to provide the best technology to the new SCML website.

The Association of Blind and partially sighted from Portugal (ACAPO), followed the development process of the new website, in order to ensure that all functionalities respond to the needs of people with visual impairments, who use assistive technologies, namely screen readers. All the changes followed the recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web (WWW) standardization organization. The organization is made up of hundreds of technology professionals and most of the leading companies in the IT market. The goal is to standardize the web technologies, in order to guarantee access to all, regardless of the equipment used, the user's physical limitations, or geographic location.

"We appreciate the official website link receipt, which we were able to access a summary navigation and appears to be in accordance with the test version that we had the opportunity to do.

Once again we would like to congratulate Santa Casa for the work done in general and in what concerns the new site, in particular. "

Words of Fernando Santos, responsible for IT and Telecommunications at ACAPO. He is visually impaired and uses the screen reader to be able to access the content.

The new website of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa has developed as a Theme and allows to grow without limit, SCML can continue to create pages and more info to the user without limit, using more than 200 sections and components to give info to the client.
A fully responsive website with state-of-the-art UI/UX thought to give the best experience to the user.

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