Grade’s function-led, flexible solution is helping to transform Compass, making it a more useful and engaging experience for its extremely broad demographic of users.

  • UXDesignFront-End BuildCMS DevelopmentAnalyticsMigrationAccessibility

Compass had been created to support the Australian Government’s commitment to build a national elder abuse knowledge hub – consolidating a diverse range of information and resources about the abuse of older people, for the benefit of the community.

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA), with funding from the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, approached Grade to review, redesign and ultimately rebuild the existing Compass site, which was already content heavy but proving hard for visitors to navigate, and difficult for the content team to keep updated.


  • Provided end to end project management across multiple stakeholders and Government approval bodies

  • Designed and built a much lighter, more user friendly, mobile optimised website

  • Tested site design and build to WCAG compliance

  • Replaced existing CMS with an easy to use cloud based CMS

  • Migrated all existing content to the new CMS, while optimising and updating content metadata to allow complex filtering and searching

  • Migrated site hosting to a fully cloud based AWS solution, dramatically reducing hosting costs while improving site speed for visitors

  • Implemented SEO and site content optimisations to increase search engine ranking

  • Created an ongoing plan for support, maintenance and new feature rollouts