Remove barriers for the will drafting service

The RNIB supports the legacy fundraising charity, Bequeathed, to ensure that its free will writing service is accessible to people with visual impairments.

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The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) has worked closely with a fundraising company to ensure its services are inclusive and accessible to people with visual impairments.

Bequeathed has now launched an inclusive and accessible free will writing service that empowers people to give free will and support charitable causes.

In announcing the service, the RNIB pointed out that according to Canada Life, 59% of UK adults do not have a will.

Bequeathed’s Will For Good service has been tested and verified for compliance with 2.1 AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and has been user tested by people with disabilities.

RNIB Acting Director of Fundraising Alex McDowell said: “For many of us, writing a will can seem daunting, but an accessible service designed for all clients can make the process easier for everyone. , while removing obstacles that may prevent equality. access to a critical service.

“RNIB is delighted to have been able to partner with Bequeathed and ensure that people who are blind and visually impaired have been involved in the user testing process. This gives confidence that it will be a useful service for all.

Bequeathed Founder and CEO Jon Brewer explained that it’s “important that everyone has a will, to make sure the people and causes they care about are taken care of – and I mean everyone, whether they are disabled or not ”.

The Will for Good program, which raises funds for good causes by offering individuals the opportunity to make a will and encourages them to give a gift to their favorite charities, includes 30 minutes of advice from a law firm.

Accessibility training organization Hassell Inclusion provided strategic and technical accessibility support to Bequeathed throughout the project.

Bequeathed worked with over 130 charities across the UK to create Will for Good.

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