Case Study
Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA) seeks to improve the conditions for learning within schools by providing training and support to the states. The project involved working closely with government representatives of the newly founded center to create a vision and design, and then develop the website.


U.S. Department of Education*

Government Agency

Audience & Topics

Policymakers, School Administrators

Education | Schools | Safety


January 2011

* The work presented in this case study was performed by Tarek Anandan as an employee of the American Institutes for Research under contract with the U.S. Department of Education.

Roles, Deliverables and Methods

Information Architect

Requirements Gathering, Sitemaps, Wireframes

Art Director

Oversight and Quality Control of Design Assets

Senior Developer

Implementation of Content Management and Event Registration Systems, Quality Control

Project Accolades


Section 508 / Disability

Accessible for All

As a .gov product for the federal government, the SSSTA website is subject to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Its content is fully accessible to those with visual, hearing, and other impairments.

Event Registration

SSSTA has hosted more than 50 webinars, meetings, and conferences, and used the site's built-in event registration system to manage the registration of over 2,000 participants. Features of the system include dynamic registration forms, open and closed (invitation-only) events, wait lists, customized email confirmations, and registrant report/export capability.