Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc.

http://www.soft-tox.org

Accessibility:

The site of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. was on the first page of results on Google after searching for “forensic toxicology,” making it fairly easy to run across, and it was on the second page of Bing following that same search.  The format of the site is very straightforward to use, as the top has a black banner and white text with a menu at the top that links to the various pages on the site.  These links have dropdown menus to further allow easier access to the desired pages, ranging from features, employment, meeting information, contacts and other information about the society,.

Relevance:

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. is “an organization composed of practicing forensic toxicologists and those interested in the discipline for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology”, set up in 1970 according to the The Society.  The website offers a section with information about meeting times, registration, and ways to be involved, as well as a section with job listings. Overall, this site holds a lot of ways to involve forensic toxicologists.  There is also a login section for members which would provide further options. The information for how to join the organization is also easy to find and there are many sections about ways to become involved or even volunteer at events.

Navigation:

The main menu found at the top of the page allows quick access to all the different pages, with dropdowns and links to every important page, the bottom of the pages containing methods of reaching the officers of the organization. The pages are all clearly separated and defined by different titles, and links to forms or reports are made easily visible by blue text. There is also important messages that are in red text which draw the eye against the white background.

Content:

The site is very informative for forensic toxicologists, detailing the Society of Forensic Toxicologists’ goals and code of ethics, the current board of directors, methods to become a member, as well as the information about past and upcoming types of meetings, workshops, and even other events such as the Annual Tox ‘N Purge Run/Walk, which benefits the American Cancer Society.  The front page of the site also includes a section of important messages that holds upcoming information, messages to the members, as well as meeting registration and room reservations.  There is a form under the contact section that can be used reach out to the society. Another very useful section with a lot of information is the job listing section, listing current openings at laboratories in different cities across the United States, as well as linking to the sites to provide more details on the job openings.

Website Review by Viktor Naumovski

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