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  • Robin.Christopherson | 05 May 2016
    More than 500 hours of Youtube footage is uploaded every minute, but almost every second of it is impossible millions of visually impaired people to understand. AbilityNet's Robin Christopherson thinks that's about to change and that by the end of the decade robots will be delivering high quality...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 13 Apr 2016
    Twitter has recently made it possible to add alt-text to images, but will this be enough to make the image-laden web more accessible for people with visual impairments? Robin Christopherson thinks it may need a bigger push - or maybe there's completely different solution around the corner?
  • Robin.Christopherson | 29 Mar 2016
    Microsoft has announced advancements to its accessibility checker, as well as enabling it on more devices and for Mac users. Robin Christopherson would like to see an accessibility check become as natural as a spell check
  • Robin.Christopherson | 21 Mar 2016
    Happy 10th birthday Twitter. Here's our top 10 run down on how happy (or unhappy) you've made people with disabilities in the past decade.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Mar 2016
    A raft of new internet accessibility work by Microsoft will make the web user-experience for people with disabilities far smoother and more sophisticated. AbilityNet has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft, including user-testing its products for more than a decade. It's clear the company...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 09 Feb 2016
    Discriminating against your employees with dyslexia has been against the law since the first disability discrimination legislation was introduced over 20 years ago. But it's in the news today as a result of Starbucks employee Meseret Kumulchew winning her disability discrimination case.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 03 Feb 2016
    Around 90% of jobs nowadays have some sort of technology involved. Your job might involve using a desktop computer or laptop, a telephone, cash register or some kind of handheld device such as a credit card machine. The possibilities, like the array of devices and software, are endless. Technology...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 22 Jan 2016
    We are spending more of our time in the workplace, at home and on the go using computers or mobile devices of some kind. For many of us, the daily routine starts with a compulsory check of our emails, the local weather report and a browse through our social media feeds on a smartphone or tablet,...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Jan 2016
    With computers and mobile devices the norm in today’s workplace, computer-related stress is a risk for employers keen to keep productivity levels up and sickness absence down. But technology can also provide an answer to some of these problems, explains Robin Christopherson.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 23 Oct 2015
    AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson looks at how the technology available today reflects the futuristic options in the 1980s classic sci-fi adventure 'Back to the Future'. From flat screen TVs and talking household objects to the iconic flying cars and hover boards, a...