About Advice & Information Resources
Free advice and information about computers and disability
AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled people of all ages find the right access technologies to faciliate full use of computers and the Internet. AbilityNet also provides the specialist help that organisations require to ensure that all aspects of their e-estate are accessible to anyone using these non-standard access technologies.
Our Advice and Information Services provide free support to thousands of people every year, including free to download factsheets, telephone support and direct help from a network of over 8,000 volunteers.
Call our FREE Advice & Information Service: 0800 269 545
Please call our freephone line during office hours to speak to a member of staff about assistive technology:
- Freephone: 0800 269 545 or 01926 312 847 during office hours.
- Outside office hours you can drop us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll return your call as soon as we can.
- Please note: When calling from a mobile phone your provider may charge for 0800 calls.
My Computer My Way
My Computer My Way is all about adapting your computer for free to suit your individual needs more precisely. It is a comprehensive, easy to use guide to the accessiblity options available for free on your machine and is widely used on other sites including bbc.co.uk.
Our library of factsheets is downloaded thousands of times every year. Recently updated, they provide a huge range of practical advice about specific conditions as well as the hardware and software adaptations that can faciliate digital inclusion.
Online Assessment Tool
The Online Assessment Tool can help you review what type of equipment will meet your needs.
Easy Online Assessment Tool
The Easy Assessment tool allows users to explore the range of assistive technology available to help people with difficulties accessing their computer. These assistive technologies range from alternative keyboards and mice for those with physical needs, to software and dedicated communication aids for users with learning or communication difficulties.
Web accessibility resources
AbilityNet is a strong advocate for making the whole web accessible to people with disabilities. Our web accessibility resources explain some of the basics of accessible web design and offer top tips about how build accessible websites.
With fewer than 10% of websites achieving the minimum agreed requirements it is important for Abilitynet to continue to advocate for more accessible websites. One way we do this is our State of the enation reports, which review the accessibility of a number of sites in a particular sector.
Free IT Support for Disabled People
Our FREE helpline offers expert advice and information about how disabled people can use computers and the internet.
Call us now on: 0800 269 545