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AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
AbilityNet has a team of consultants and testers who help businesses, charities and public bodies to design and maintain accessible websites, apps and other digital tools. As well as blue-chip companies such as Barclays, The FA and Microsoft we also supplied accessibility services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic websites.
Technology can help people with all types of disability and impairment, but everyone has different needs. Our professional assessors carefully identify the mix of technologies and adaptations that enables a disabled person to be more productive at work, at home or in education.
Free Services for Disabled People
AbilityNet has been a leading authority on accessibility and assistive technologies for 20 years and we contnue to provide a range of free services for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them.
- Free Factsheets covering a range of tips and advice about how computers can be adapted to help disabled people.
- Call our free Helpline on 0800 269 545 to ask anything about how computers can be adapted to meet the needs of disabled people.
- Our free online tools, including My Computer My Way and an online assessment tool, help disabled people tailor their IT to meet their needs.
- Our network of IT Can Help volunteers can visit disabled people in their home to help with everyday IT needs.
We also have a large network of IT professionals who help charities with their IT needs.
AbilityNet grew out of IBM in the late 1980s and continues to have the backing of a number of influential multinational businesses as well as related professional bodies such as BCS. Current Trustees are:
AbilityNet Senior Management Team
- Dianne Cockburn
- Dennis Dearden
- Nigel Lewis, CEO
- Eliot Martin
- John Muscroft
AbilityNet is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No: 3469653. AbilityNet is a Charity, registered in England and Wales, registration number 1067673, and in Scotland registration number SC039866.
- Acre House
- 11/15 William Road
- London NW1 3ER
Free IT Support for Disabled People
Helpline, factsheets, home visits, online tools. Click here to find out about our free services that help disabled people use computers and the internet.
Or call our free helpline now on
0800 269 545