News and Blogs

  • Sarah Botterill | 26 Mar 2020
    Many people are now working from home for the first time. Check out our ten tips for overcoming any additional barriers you face if you are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
  • Mark Walker | 25 Mar 2020
    In response to the Coronavirus emergency AbilityNet is running a series of live online events to help share useful information for disabled people and their carers and employers.
  • Mark Walker | 24 Mar 2020
    Helping disabled people who are working from home11.00 am, Thursday 26 March 2020Book now - belowAnyone whose job allows it is now working from home, many of them for the first time. There is a lot of general advice about remote working being shared but AbilityNet is keen to focus on how disabled...
  • Mark.Gaddes | 19 Mar 2020
    With so much uncertainty at work, at home and in education, we would like to reassure our many different customers that AbilityNet is doing all it can to keep its services open. We are very experienced at delivering our services remotely and accessibly, and our infrastructure is designed to support...
  • Guest Blogger | 17 Mar 2020
    2020 has been a good year so far for Colin Hughes as he continues to extend his voice controlled smart home to give more independence, choice and control of his day-to-day life. Read on to find out more about Colin's smart home journey....
  • Robin.Christopherson | 16 Mar 2020
    Find out more about virtual reality, and test the University of Salford's pilot web player.
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Mar 2020
    In a time when you might not be able to visit family, you can use the WhatsApp app to set up a family group to stay in touch, and as a way of making a video call. The messaging app is the most widely used in the world. It is accessible and inclusive, according to RNIB. WhatsApp works with Talkback...
  • Annie Mannion | 12 Mar 2020
    Abi James and Claire Gibbons answer your questions about accessible procurement in the public sector and provide advice about tools and tips that can help.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Mar 2020
    Blog published on Texthelp website on 2nd March 2020
  • Mark.Gaddes | 11 Mar 2020
    In response to the coronavirus Student Finance England has announced that it is possible for students to access their DSA Needs Assessment remotely. AbilityNet has run video-based online assessments in workplace and education settings for some time and can provide a full service online.