New RNID site launched today

The leading online resource for anyone interested in deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus is just a click away. After months of focus groups, research and user testing, RNID launched its new website on March 17.

Packed full of new features, and with a fresh, modern look, it is easier to navigate, fully inclusive and has a powerful new search engine to help you find what you’re looking for faster.

“Overall it will be a completely new experience for our users, comparable to the best websites out there,” says Website Manager Sara Ashton. “People have the same expectations for all websites and charities are not exempt from this.”

There is no doubt about it, the new RNID site is a huge improvement…although a few things still puzzle me. For instance: why can’t I find anywhere on the site what the initialism RNID actually stands for…is it “for the Deaf” or “of the Deaf”? Yes, I know…but the devil is in the detail.

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Patrick H. Lauke on Thursday, March 17, 2005


  1. So says Ian

    You know, I was thinking just that the last time I mentioned RNID. I can never remember what it is for RNIB either. Oh well …

    Added March 17, 2005 at 5:32 pm

  2. luckily RNIB have it clearly stated in their footer…and i do like the “of the Blind”, as it sounds more like “by the people” rather than “for the people”, if that makes sense.

    another thing i noticed on the RNID site: some of the javascripts don’t degrade nicely (or, well, at all), such as the “print this page” and “email to a friend”. i may just send them a small heads-up summary in an email later on.

    Added March 17, 2005 at 7:04 pm

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