You are in: Latest News » News Feature: Salvation Army Website Shortlisted f...

News Feature: Salvation Army Website Shortlisted for Christian New Media Award

Send this page to a friend Email envolope
Released 1 October 2012

News Feature: Salvation Army Website Shortlisted for Christian New Media Award

THE Salvation Army's international website – – has been shortlisted for an award in the sixth annual Christian New Media Awards, sponsored by UK broadcaster Premier Radio.

Premier launched the awards in 2007 to encourage and reward innovation and creativity in the Christian community. In particular, the awards look to commend those who seek to use new media to reach out to the wider world in an ever more sophisticated media landscape. The awards have grown in popularity and participation since they were launched and now attract entries from the widest possible range of churches, charities and individuals.

The Salvation Army's nomination is for Accessibility, a category which seeks to promote best practice in making website content available to all – regardless of any disabilities that website visitors may have.

Accessibility was a key factor in redesigning the website, which was relaunched in March 2012. The choice of colour avoids difficulty for people who are colour-blind. Text descriptions on images ensure that the site is usable by people with sight problems. Navigation is simple, but there is more than one way to access content throughout the site. People with mobility issues – who may have poor mouse control – are also considered, with careful use of white space between clickable items, and especially around weblinks. There is also the facility to move around the page using the keyboard instead of a mouse.

Web Manager David Giles explains: 'It's an honour to be shortlisted for an award, especially one so in keeping with The Salvation Army's mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. This is testament to the hard work of the International Headquarters team from IT and the Communications Section that our relaunched website has been recognised in such a way.'

The Christian New Media Awards will take place at a formal dinner on 19 October 2012, held at the historic Skinners' Hall in London. A full list of awards can be found at

Report by the Communications Section
International Headquarters


back to news index print version text only



Enter your search terms below and hit the 'go' button

Site Map Site Map

Quick Links

Find a Center

Enter your zip code to find your nearest Salvation Army




December, 2014
 01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

Email Newsletters

Subscribe to our email newsletters.