Robin.Christopherson | 02 Jul 2018
From earbuds to adult toys, should even the Rubik’s Cube now be Bluetooth? Some of these products and devices are gimmicks and some are game-changers – but smarter devices mean more inclusion when it comes to people with disabilities.
Robin.Christopherson | 20 Jun 2018
Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that 4.8m of over 55s are still offline - they represent 94% of the remaining people in the UK who have yet to go digital, according to the charity Ageing Better. Without concerted efforts, this group will increasingly miss out on...
Robin.Christopherson | 08 Jun 2018
This week saw Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote event where the company revealed everything we can expect to see in the new operating systems come Autumn; iOS 12, watch OS 5, tv OS 12 and mac OS Mojave. Siri has some new capabilities and one, in particular, should give those...
Robin.Christopherson | 02 May 2018
AbilityNet accessibility blogger Robin Christopherson is excited by three incredible and fully accessible iOS apps that help with speedy typing, finding and ‘pinning’ interesting items for later and efficient audio editing.
Robin.Christopherson | 16 Apr 2018
A new web standard called WebAuthn will soon remove the need to enter a password each time you log in to a website - and may even mean the end for CAPTCHAs - those evil and (quite literally) twisted codes that annoy everyone but often bar users with a disability.
Robin.Christopherson | 04 Apr 2018
Last week saw the world's largest assistive technology fair CSUN held in San Diego and among the many forward-looking tech items on show were three noteable smart glasses with integrated internet-connected cameras. Helping the visually impaired and blind to see, these glasses are definitely worth a...
Robin.Christopherson | 26 Mar 2018
Newly announced updates for Skype will be good news for disabled people
Robin.Christopherson | 15 Mar 2018
Some say that Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the future for both desktop and mobile apps, but these ‘build once run everywhere’ apps are almost certainly bad news for people with disabilities.
Robin.Christopherson | 09 Mar 2018
At the launch of the 2018 Tech4Good Awards on Monday 5 March at the BT Tower in London, we saw some amazing tech that’s changing lives for the better across the world.The tech that caught my eye and my heart, however, focused on the ability to help desperately ill children control a computer with...
Robin.Christopherson | 27 Feb 2018
Microsoft's excellent iOS app for blind people and those with sight loss Seeing AI picked up Accessibility and Inclusion prize At Mobile World Congress Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona today.