Government communications

Engage the public with immersive digital storytelling.

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Built for communicators

Communicate policy, publicise events, and tell the stories that matter.

  • Shorthand is built for communications professionals. Get started immediately — no developers required.
  • Add rich imagery, video, and no-code animations with our built in story sections.
  • Training comes free! Join us for regular free live training webinars and masterclasses, or take a plan that includes personalised onboarding with white-glove support from our industry-leading customer success team.
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Your brand identity, your domain

On applicable plans, Shorthand’s expert team will build a custom theme at your direction — with your fonts, colors, styles, default header logos, and more.

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A secure solution

Trusted by companies, universities, and governments the world over, Shorthand has industry-leading data security and privacy policies and procedures.

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Say goodbye to unpredictable IT and consultant spend. With Shorthand, get unlimited stories, unlimited seats, on a fixed subscription.

  • Build amazing digital stories from within your existing communications team — no developers or web designers required.
  • On applicable plans, publish stories to multiple subdomains across your department or agency.

Accessible everywhere

Shorthand stories support compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

  • Shorthand stories use well-defined markup for screen readers.
  • Easily add additional metadata to describe visual information.
  • Shorthand stories natively adapt to work across multiple device types and screen resolutions.
“For ease in creating custom multimedia storytelling experiences, Shorthand is the way to go. But what has been as impressive as their platform is their customer support. They are always quick, efficient, and treat me and my team with personal professionalism that is often lacking from tech companies.”
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