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The Canadian Harm Reduction Network Launches New Website

The following changes have been made to the site:

The site has been written in strict XHTML and fully meets the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium and the Accessibility Project.

There is an alternate style sheet for visitors who are visually impaired, use screen readers or old browsers.

All pages on the site are printer friendly. When you use your browser's print button, you will get only the content of the page with no images or menus.

Visitors now have the opportunity to make a donation to CHRN using Paypal. A donation can be submitted using Paypal with or without a Paypal account. If a visitor does not have a Paypal account, they can donate using a credit card.

There is now a Network Blog where news and opinions will be posted.

As well as the forum on Harm Reduction, there is now a forum where registered visitors can post feed-back about the site and ask for help with any difficulties they are having using the site.

We are now requiring visitors to register in the site and log in to contribute to the Network Blog and the Forums. This is our latest attempt to deal with advertisements and other inappropriate material posted on the site. When registering in the site, visitors have the option of completing a few more fields to become a member of the Network.

The Special Alerts, Network Blog and News are now available as RSS Feeds. There are also links to other harm reduction feeds and several feeds are available right on the CHRN site. There is a tutorial to guide you, step by step, through the process of downloading the free Thunderbird news reader and then using it to access the RSS Feeds.

We are preparing a library of podcasts and the Podcasts page gives visitors the opportunity to send us sound files for this purpose.

The site is fully searchable with advanced searching for News, Articles, The Network Blog, the Forums and Letters from Africa.

The Jobs page contains links to the Charity Village, Workopolis and Monster job sites.

The "Contact Us" form now gives visitors the opportunity to send their message to the site administrator or the webmaster.

We have eliminated the Resources Page because we do not have the resources to keep it up-to-date.

We hope that you will visit the site and register to participate. If you have any difficulties using the site, there are several options to assist you. Although Walter will be away for the summer, Helen will be monitoring the Forums and responding to messages sent to the webmaster from our Contact Us page.

Best wishes.

Helen McIlroy, Eyesforward Designs
Walter Cavalieri, The Canadian Harm Reduction Network