Focus: Communications - Site Visit -

Sight Savers International works in more than 30 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and improve life for those who will never see.

Earlier this month the charity relaunched its new website, which enables Sight Savers staff in 18 different countries to manage their own content.

Main pages

This is a really well-constructed site. The homepage is attractive and combines a number of direct links to its most interesting or relevant areas with a simple and effective main menu bar. This is complemented by well-judged use of images that give the site an extremely professional feel.

Once you are inside, the site is easily navigable and does not require you to look too hard to find anything.

Particular highlights include the various sections detailing Sight Savers' work around the world and a number of photo galleries exhibiting examples of this in countries such as Bangladesh and Uganda.

Special features

'The Eye Doctor' is an interactive game that puts you in the situation of an eye care worker in the field, diagnosing whether patients have a potential or actual eye problem and trying to prescribe the right course of treatment. It is not the quickest-moving game, but if you have some spare time it is a very good way of learning about the work Sight Savers does.

Sight Savers International says: "We have managed to combine a fresh new look with high accessibility. Now Sight Savers staff across the globe can feel they share ownership of the resource, and help ensure it has all the latest news and information for our donors, supporters and casual surfers."

Site Visit is by Tony Hodson

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