As far as I'm aware the RNIB was involved to to some extent with Pure in consultations over the set's accessibility. However, my understanding also is that Pure bore all the R&D costs and were responsible for having the idea in the first place. Two other things strike me. First, none of the publicity even suggests that RNIB was a partner in the initiative. Second, it's interesting to note that Pure is offering the radio primarily as a mainstream device with the benefits to blind people being secondary in their sales pitch. All of this suggests a certain loose use of language in the New Beacon copy. Cheers now. Ian -----Original Message----- From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tyrer, Jonathan Sent: 01 April 2005 09:11 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth? Was it an advert or was it editorial? Jonathan -----Original Message----- From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of George Bell Sent: 01 April 2005 08:29 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth? So why not take the case up with the Advertising Standards Authority! George. _____ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray's Home Sent: 01 April 2005 05:38 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] Re: Economical With The Truth? Ian. No, defenitely NO. Such dishonest utterances by RNIB are pure drivel. The credit rests with Pure, and this list, I would say, for this radio appearing. True, RNIB have campaigned for accessability of products, but this New Beacon proclamation is damn lies. Ray Personal emails: Email me at mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: Iain Lackie <mailto:ilackie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 12:10 AM Subject: [access-uk] Economical With The Truth? Hello, I have just been looking at the current issue of New Beacon and in the New Products and Consumer news section there is a piece about the Pure Digital Sonus-1Xt. Having eulogised about its features, we read the sentence, 'All of this, and much more, is available now from the latest product launched by RNIB. My dictionary tells me that one of the meanings of 'launch' is ''To bring (a new product) on to the market, especially with promotions and publicity'. This product may be new to the RNIB catalogue, but can they really be said to have launched it? Was the radio really available from RNIB before anyone else? Can RNIB take any real credit for this product? It is I am sure agood thing that RNIB is selling the product, but, unless I am mistaken (and this is very likely to be the case), Can RNIB in any truly meaningful sense claim to have launched it? Iain. _____ This Message has been scanned for viruses by McAfee Groupshield. -- DISCLAIMER: NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it and any attachments from your system. RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it cannot accept any responsibility for any such which are transmitted. We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RNIB. RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/ This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.