News and Blogs

  • Jessica Doyle | 18 Apr 2019
    AbilityNet has a friendly network of volunteers who provide IT support to older people and disabled people of any age to help them use technology to achieve their goals. Our volunteers are a skilled and diverse group, many of whom are disabled themselves. Recently AbilityNet caught up with Iain...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Apr 2019
    There are multiple communication options used by people who are deaf or who have hearing loss. And, in the last five years, advances in automatic speech recognition (ASR) have opened further options. In this blog, we explore some of the latest tech options for communication, leisure and education...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Apr 2019
    Writers and content editors want their work to be useful to readers. Equally, organisations want their content to be read and understood by as many people as possible.To make content useful and readable, it has to be easily understood by a large number of people, including those with disabilities....
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 09 Apr 2019
    We talk to the Down's Syndrome Association and blogger Leah Jones who has Down's syndrome about which technology is great for learning, fun and organisation for children and adults who have Down's syndrome
  • sarah.florence | 08 Apr 2019
    Webinar took place: 4th April 2019Despite the boom in video and social media images we all rely on written content to share information. But do you know how to make sure what you write is accessible to as many people as possible?Perfect for: content authors, website managers, communications...
  • Adam Tweed | 08 Apr 2019
    The Amazon Alexa was a device designed to give us a more convenient means of shopping, but have these faceless devices become a more important source of interaction and company for many people; disabled and non-disabled?
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Apr 2019
    If you encounter issues with authentication when you're using the internet, take 5 minutes to share your experience in a survey to help a researcher at Coventry University make a difference.
  • Jessica Doyle | 04 Apr 2019
    The number of UK university students with dyslexia has risen in recent years to around 5%, not accounting for the number of undiagnosed dyslexic students.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 03 Apr 2019
    Nominations are now open for the 2019 Tech4Good Awards and we are looking forward to discovering innovative new technical solutions that shape people’s lives for good.This year we’ve made some exciting changes to the awards, which add even more value, and offer further opportunities for connecting...
  • Dafydd Henke Reed | 01 Apr 2019
    Principle accessibility and usability consultant for AbilityNet Dafydd Henke-Reed writes about his favourite technology including self service check-outs and noise-cancelling headphones. Dafydd also advises on how to make a website more autism-friendly