Open Source Resource Centers


Hawaii Executive Office on Aging (EOA) is the State agency on aging, overseeing the area agencies on aging (AAA) in all four counties. EOA sought technical and management assistance to respond to recommendations made within the “MIS/IT Development Plan for Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division” (which MataiNet delivered under separate project) and the requirements of an awarded CMS/AoA phase 2 grant for expansion of aging and disability resource centers (ADRC). EOA hired University of Hawaii School of Social Work to provide assistance, and UH engaged MataiNet.


A Board of Advisors to EOA consisted of the four county AAA CEOs, and community stakeholders. Acting on behalf of the University of Hawaii, MataiNet helped the Board evaluate options for ADRC implementations that would maximize outcomes for grant and substantially improve processes across the State. MataiNet's engagement was expanded to include implementation of an open source ADRC.

Outcomes and Innovations

  • To our knowledge the ADRC sites created through this initiative were the first to be built on an open source Content Management System
  • A set of template “skins” was created so that each county AAA and the State could maintain content with a complimentary style
  • All sites were compliant with Section 508 and WCAG accessibility for superior usability to all ages/skills

Example Artifacts


This engagement began as an advisory role and expanded into an implementation and execution role. MataiNet initially helped the stakeholders understand the requirements and then assisted them in selecting an efficient implementation plan. MataiNet was engaged to build the ADRCs on DotNetNuke. The delivered web resource centers received high praise from the community overall.


  • MS Office Suite, including extensive use of Excel, Visio, Powerpoint
  • DotNetNuke CMS
  • Google Analytics
  • .Net, VB, Java
  • AGIS eform services
  • Usability and accessibility validation tools: W3C, WebAIM, WAVE, Total Validator