Removing barriers for will writing service

The RNIB is supporting legacy fundraising charity, Bequeathed, to ensure its free will writing service is accessible to people with sight loss

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National sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has been working closely with a legacy fundraising company to ensure its services are inclusive and accessible to people with sight loss.

Bequeathed has now launched an inclusive and accessible free will writing service that allows people to make a free will and support charitable causes.

Announcing the service, the RNIB highlighted that according to Canada Life, 59% of UK adults do not have a will.

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

Acting director of fundraising at the RNIB, Alex McDowell, said: “For many of us writing a will can feel daunting, but an accessible service that is designed for all customers can make the process easier for everyone, while removing barriers that may prevent equal access to a critical service.

“RNIB is delighted to have been able to work in partnership with Bequeathed and ensure blind and partially sighted people were involved in the user testing process. This gives confidence that this will be a helpful service for all.”

Founder and CEO of Bequeathed, Jon Brewer, explained that it is “important that everyone has a will, to ensure the people and causes they care about are looked after – and I mean everyone, no matter if they have a disability or not.”

The Will for Good scheme, which raises money for good causes by offering individuals the opportunity to make a will and encourages them to include a gift to their favourite charities, includes 30 minutes of advice from a legal firm.

Accessibility training organisation, 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.