Accessible websites for the not for profit sector

Jackdaw Web Design specialises in building websites for charities, community organisations and social enterprises.

We understand the unique challenges that the third sector faces and are happy to work with you and your team to create a digital presence that will help you reach your goals.

Not only that, but every website we build meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (v2.0 AA standard) so that you can be sure that your supporters and beneficiaries will get the most out of your site.

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Accessible websites for the not for profit sector

Jackdaw Web Design specialises in building websites for charities, community organisations and social enterprises.

We understand the unique challenges that the third sector faces and are happy to work with you and your team to create a digital presence that will help you reach your goals.

Not only that, but every website we build meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (v2.0 AA standard) so that you can be sure that your supporters and beneficiaries will get the most out of your site.

cartoon image of jackie at her laptop with her two little dogs peeping over the desk

"Jackie is helpful, flexible and very reasonable."

As a small, social enterprise with tight budgets and much multi-tasking on our plates, this is the ideal combination for a web developer to help you shift to a more professional-looking website. We particularly appreciated her collaboration with Amy Purdie to bring us a design in keeping with the fab branding Amy produced.

Lisa, Changing Relations CIO

What we do

Accessible web design for charities and the not-for-profit sector

We've been helping charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises get the most out of their online presence since 2014, so we understand the challenges the third sector faces face in getting online and staying online.

We will work with you to help you with your web presence and are happy to do everything from a bit of tweaking and training through to a full branding and web design service.

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Based in Wallsend, just to the east of Newcastle upon Tyne, Jackdaw Web Design offers high quality, bespoke web design services and WordPress training to charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises throughout Tyneside, North East England, and beyond.

Whether you want a quick one-page site to launch your online presence, or an all-singing, all-dancing site, we will work with you to get exactly the site your organisation needs.

We're also committed to making the web a more accessible place for everyone, regardless of their disabilities or impairments.  Call Jackie on 07762 140 433 to find out how we can make your website accessible so that EVERYONE can use it.

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