News and Blogs

  • Sarah Botterill | 12 Aug 2019
    AbilityNet’s Tech4Good BT Young Pioneer of the Year Award has a proud tradition of showcasing young people using tech to help others.Proving that innovation runs in the family, sister and brother Mihika and Arnav Sharma are both former Tech4Good  winners. Arnav won the Tech4Good People's Award in...
  • Jessica Doyle | 07 Aug 2019
    Every student deserves the help they need to achieve their full potential. At AbilityNet we are passionate about equipping disabled students with the information they need to take the first steps towards a fulfilled university experience: naming your disability and claiming the support. 
  • Abi James | 05 Aug 2019
    In August 2018, a new law was passed that means that public sector websites will need to meet accessibility standards so that people who use assistive technology or have additional needs can easily access services and information. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications)...
  • Annie Mannion | 05 Aug 2019
    On the 23rd of September 2019 all universities, HE and FE colleges, councils and other public sector bodies in the UK will be required to adhere to new web accessibility guidelines. With this in mind, our series of HE-focused workshops provide advice and tools to help you meet the requirements.
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Aug 2019
    Booking a flight if you're visually impaired can be a frustrating experience, as AbilityNet accessibility and usability consultant Adi Latif discovered when we put three leading airline apps through their paces.
  • Alex.Barker | 01 Aug 2019
    Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to arthritic hands, which can make it hard to use a computer. AbilityNet recommends how to adapt your tech if you're living with arthritis.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Jul 2019
    A huge proportion of UK homes now have at least one Amazon Echo and for very good reason - they're super-useful. Many happy Echo owners, however, have never taken advantage of adding extra abilities to Alexa by enabling the many amazing skills she has available - 34,322 to be exact.
  • Jessica Doyle | 26 Jul 2019
    Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a UK Government grant which provides personalised support to disabled students in Higher Education, in order to ensure a level playing field. 
  • Mark.Gaddes | 24 Jul 2019
    Now in its third year TechShare Pro is the UK's leading accessibility and inclusive design event. This year's event is hosted by Google in London on 20 and 21 November 2019 and will once again feature industry leaders from around the world, offering insights and practical advice to digital...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 23 Jul 2019
    That was supposed to be a twist on 'Fear and loathing in Las Vegas' - that famous novel from 1971. Let's swiftly accelerate away from that reference by jumping into a fully autonomous vehicle outside our hotel and heading for the strip. Oh, and don't forget to fold up your white cane (or, in my...