Case-study The CEHR Transitional Website

CEHR home page

In October 2007 The Commission for Equality and Human Rights will take over the responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Disability Rights Commission and The Commission for Racial Equality, taking up additional responsibility for equality based on age, religion and belief, human rights and sexual orientation. During this period of transition the CEHR needs to ensure a vital flow of information amongst key stakeholders and interested audiences.

The strategy

To provide a communication, collaboration and networking tool to :

  • communicate effectively with external stakeholders
  • inform the employees of the existing commissions
  • build bridges between those commissions

What YellowHawk did

Working with the CEHR's appointed graphic designer, YellowHawk implemented a secure site with separate areas for public and internal members. The site includes:

  • Content management system
  • Email newsletter sign-up and distribution
  • Member administration with multiple classes of membership
    • External stakeholders
    • Employees of the existing commissions
    • The 'transition team'
    • The Commissioners
  • Document library
  • Internal address book and networking tool
  • Event Calendar
  • Meeting management function
  • External contact management system for managing relationships with external stakeholders

Particular Challenges

The CEHR takes on a broad responsibility to promote equality for all. This placed accessibility as a key requirement for the web-site. Accessible web-site design has always been a focus for YellowHawk and the tools that we produce, this challenge gave us the opportunity to further refine and enhance our product and skills in this area.


The CEHR transitional site launched in March 2006 and traffic has grown rapidly to in excess of 60,000 pages a month.

"We needed our website to inform the public about our work and additionally keep our staff up to date with the transition from 3 organisations to one. YellowHawk offered us the creativity and speed of response the project demanded together a suitably robust software architecture within a scalable hosting environment."

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