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*
Audience & Topics
Policymakers, School Administrators
Education | Schools | Safety
* 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
Requirements Gathering, Sitemaps, Wireframes
Oversight and Quality Control of Design Assets
Implementation of Content Management and Event Registration Systems, Quality Control
Technology & Tools
Web Site of the Week, October 2012
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.
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.