The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health is a program of Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They seek to improve children’s health by reducing environmental exposures across the Philadelphia region and do this by providing resources and programs to help educate the Philadelphia community and beyond.
Our goal was to create a site that easily translated lots of research into practical tips and ideas for parents, teachers, pediatricians and more. For example, we created Focus Area pages on Lead, Endocrine Disruptors, Asthma, and Air Pollution, including interactive visuals to help users educate themselves in these important topics. We also created a way for users to more easily find programs that fit the focus area they’re most interested in.
Before this site was pushed live, we completed an extensive ADA accessibility audit with UPenn’s resident accessibility specialist. This collaborative review helped us update our best practices in web accessibility, an area that is constantly evolving as we learn the best way to reach all audiences.
Check out what PRCCEH is up to here!