The Royal Academy of Engineering took the next steps in its web development programme today with the launch of its new look site. Major improvements have been made to enable it to be user friendly and accessible to the widest number of people, including the blind and visually impaired.

The ongoing development of the website - www.raeng.org.uk - forms a key part of the introduction of a new visual identity. The next stage will be the re-launch in March of the Academy’s flagship magazine, Ingenia.

By prioritising the site’s accessibility, the Academy ensures that content can be navigated and read by the maximum number of people, regardless of location, experience, or the type of computer technology used, and irrespective of disability. According to Sir Tim Berners-Lee - inventor of the World Wide Web and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering - "the power of the Web is in its universality, access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."

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