The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a charitable organisation which supports thousands of people affected by sight loss. They offer training and consultation to businesses and professionals working in social care, health, education and employment, to help them support people who are blind or partially sighted.
RNIB needed to make their training more flexible and meet the high demand for employee development from their business clients. They wanted to diversify their business training offering by incorporating new learning technology while still following accessibility best practice.
The project began in early 2014, with eCom and RNIB working in partnership to define an effective learning strategy. The agreed approach was to build a bespoke learning management system using eCom’s eNetLearn™ and create a series of accessible eLearning courses.
The project required detailed understanding of web accessibility and incorporates the latest in accessibility technology. A wide range of subject matter experts and accessibility advisors assisted with the development.
Learning Choices has delivered a flexible and cost effective commercial offering for RNIB’s business solutions team, helping to deliver information and training to a wider range of clients while ensuring the highest level of accessibility for people with sight loss.
In October 2015 eCom and RNIB were award winners in the Education and Training category at the Herald Digital Business Awards for our ground-breaking work on Accessible eLearning for Blind and Partially Sighted People.