EDMONTON – AUPE’s Website — www.aupe.org — will soon have a new look and improved features and organization.
The new version of the Website, which will continue to be found at the same address, will be launched on Friday, April 1, 2005.
The site will have a crisper, more up-to-date look, said AUPE Communications Director David Climenhaga.
But more importantly, he said, the changes are designed to make the site easier for members to use.
“ Our goal was to add improvements to the site without losing any of the accessibility to information that AUPE members have now,” he explained.
Among the changes that will make the site easier to use will be:
Reorganization of information to make sections of interest to members easier to find.
Refinements to the Website’s search capability.
Organization of information into areas of interest to members of each of AUPE’s four sectors — Government Services, Health Care, Education, and Boards, Agencies and Local Governments.
The ability for readers to increase or decrease the size of type on the Website for ease of reading.
A new administrative tool that will help AUPE Communications staff respond more quickly and efficiently to the information needs of union members.
Climenhaga noted that the content of the site remains virtually the same and the organization of the site’s information should make it easier for users to get to the information they require quickly.
“Even frequent users of the site who are used to finding information in specific places should have few problems with the new site.”
Due to the technical requirements of moving information from the old site to the new one, he noted, some archival material from the period between Jan. 21, 2005 and the April 1 launch date will be unavailable for a few days.
“ We anticipate that we will be able to get the site up to date very quickly and we would ask users to bear with us as we work through this period of transition,” he said.