One of the most important goals is to reach the largest segment of the citizens, and there was fear of the site's ability to achieve this. Also the operation of supplying the required information to the website, was one of the things that were subject of study, in order to contain the website all the information needed by the visitor and that the legislative authority should be provided.
In order to overcome these difficulties The council keen that the website contains all the requirements to give everyone the opportunity to communicate with the council as well as submitting their ideas and suggestions in a civilized and professional manner aiming to reach together to a constructive and feasible participation. Therefore, the council has decided to reactivate the electronic participation through its website using several methods: E-services for visitors, login facilities and e-services for MPs, Email lists, newsletters, Blogs, Smart phone services and Connect channels: Flicker, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook.
With regards of ensuring that all the information needed by the visitor and that should be provided by any legislative authority, it has been allocated a team of content editors from various departments of the General Secretariat of the Shura Council. They are responsible for updating the website with the latest developments and information, whether media or related to the work of the Council such as provision of sessions' agendas, committees meetings, parliamentary related researches, laws governing the work of the Council, etc..
The Website is fundamentally designed to work for all people, no matter of any differences such as their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the website meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability. W3C standards for Web Design and Applications made the website more accessible for people with disabilities and improve user experience for all types of users. Providing a text record makes the audio information accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as to search engines and other technologies that can't hear. Also the website has a facility to publish all the reading materials in Braille script for the benefit of the visually-challenged individuals.
The website ensures security for all sensitive data & back end systems, provides easy, reliable access to a variety of disparate information services, and deliver relevant and up-to-date information through user-defined filters. This enhances the professionalism in achieving website goals which is reflected in the website traffic & statistics.