PROJECT

Main Street Website

Main Street is an inclusive housing development in Rockville, MD that is rewriting the manual on creating inclusive living spaces for people with disabilities.

outcomes

www.mainstreetconnect.org

UI Design

Development

Testing & UX

the challenge

Main Street is a very personal passion project that never fails to bring a tear to my eye. This extraordinary development is the brain child of Jillian Copeland - a non-stop activist who has the drive to turn her dreams into reality. In their words, Main Street is...

  • A community that values and celebrates people of all abilities. Non-residents may become members of our community center and participate in a wide range of dynamic programming along with residents.
  • A mindset and a model of inclusive and affordable living where residents and members of all abilities can learn, play and thrive together. Main Street is changing lives and changing minds through inclusion.

Working with Main Street has been a blessing that has ultimately resulted in my older sister Jessica becoming one of its members, but it has also been an incredibly journey in digital strategy. With a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers and full-time employees, Main Street is constantly evolving the website to become a better support system for its members and a hub for events, shopping, and more. Here are just a few of the exciting things that we have worked on together over the years:

  • Created an eCommerce system to hold their robust shop experience
  • Integrated accessibility user controls to allow more dynamic and accessible browsing experience
  • Created a robust content experience that includes member stories, leadership communications, and much more
  • Installed and launched a thriving virtual events system that has allowed members to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

There is so much more to Main Street than just these couple bullet points, but the one thing I can guarantee you is that they aren't done yet! Stay tuned to see what comes next.