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Request for Quotes: Senior Health Portal

Request for Quotes: Senior Health Portal
The East Brunswick Public Library is applying for grant funds to develop a separate section of the library’s website as a “senior friendly” guide to Internet health resources.

 

Request for Quotes
Website Design and Development for an East Brunswick Public Library
Senior Health Portal
 
The East Brunswick Public Library is applying for grant funds to develop a separate section of the library’s website as a “senior friendly” guide to Internet health resources.    Library staff will provide all written content.
Requirements
·         Create an easy to use, visually appealing site that loads quickly on when viewed using Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.   It should also be accessible and legible via mobile smartphone devices  such as iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and devices with Android operating system. 
·         Provide all graphics used in the website
·         Provide an easy to use, easy to maintain web-based content management system (CMS) that will allow library staff to update without directly accessing the source code.     The CMS cannot be Drupal or Joomla. 
·         Follow guidelines in the National Institute on Aging’s Making Your Website Senior Friendly (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/staffpubs/od/ocpl/agingchecklist.html), especially these:
o    Include a lot of white space; uncluttered ; clear; short sections
o    Standard page designs so that each page looks the same, including the same set of navigation buttons in the same place on each page.
o    Left justification (** optimal for older adults)
o    Simple navigation:   No drop-down menus or scrolling
o    Single mouse clicks
o    Visible option to change text size and contrast.
o    Arial – Boldface – 14 point type is preferred
o    Large navigation button on the bottom of each screen
 
·         Provide a speech to text read aloud function similar to the one on this website: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
·         Include Google’s site search that is free to nonprofits (http://www.google.com/options/specialsearches.html)
·         Include a site map
·         Include a privacy statement
·         Include contact information and a link to the library’s health request form on every page
·         Include text-relevant photographs to enhance each page. Photographs should reflect the diversity of the community and also should be older people.
·         Redesign “Just for the Health of It” logo into banner design for the header of each page.
 

Possible Navigation for Health Website
Categories:
SubCategories:
Clinical Trials
 
Compare Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities
 
 
Nursing Homes
 
Long Term Care
Diseases, Conditions and Treatments
 
 
librarian recommended Databases
Doctors and Hospitals
 
 
Find a Doctor
 
Hospitals
Drugs and Supplements
 
End of Life Issues:
 
 
Advanced Directives
 
Hospice Care
 
CareGiving
Health Insurance:
 
 
Health Insurance Providers
 
Medicare
Local Updates
 
 
East Brunswick
 
Middlesex County
 
NJ
Medical Tests
 
Multiple Languages
 
Senior Housing
 
 
Assisted Living
 
55+ housing
Staying Healthy:
 
 
Exercise
 
Nutrition
 
Hazardous Household Products
Support Networks
 
Videos
 

 
 
Timeline
·         If the grant funds are awarded, this project will commence in mid October 2010
·         A draft version of the website with all graphics, speech to text functionality, CMS and library provided content must be delivered by January 31, 2011.   
·         The final website with all revisions requested by library staff must be delivered by March 31, 2011.
Request for Quotes
·         Include a description of your proposal that explains how you will meet the website requirements listed above and your ability to meet the required timeline.   
·         Price quote must list all design and development costs, including costs for graphics, CMS, and speech to text functionality.  
·         Quotes must be received by 4 PM on September 13, 2010.