738 days later…

The website is back up and running. Finally!

When we moved the website off one server and aimed to put it onto another, we took the decision to tidy up a few things and do some maintenance. Then a pandemic happened… but The Eye Fund is back online.

My job got very demanding with building COVID-related services for HMRC and NHS, which left zero time for anything else.

But now, after lots of things have settled down and things are a bit less hectic, we have most of a website again.

It was built from scratch and then all of the old content was imported manually after it had been made as consistent and accessible as possible. There are still some gaps to fill, but I’ll get to those over the next few weeks; silently adding bits and pieces here and there, in the dead of night.

There are some new pages about Simon, and Simon on his travels. We have also added a lot more to the Links page as well, including information about how you can train yourself up to become a web accessibility professional. We hope to add lots more information to that page soon.

Another section in the works will help you get to grips with assistive technology. Maybe it’s new to you, or maybe you just want to know more about how it works so that you can be there for someone else. We will be covering the use of screen readers, screen magnifiers, and voice recognition on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

Problems with our online donations

We are aware that there is a problem with the PayPal link on this site that means when anyone clicks on the donate button, they are taken to an error screen.

We are working on fixing this issue, but in the mean time if you would like to send us a donation, or purchase any of our Eye Fund Shop items, please get in touch with us using the contact us form.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this, and hope to have it working as normal very soon.