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  • Robin.Christopherson | 12 Mar 2015
    Google's new No CAPTCHA re CAPTCHA solutions brings the problem of website security and spam attacks down to one simple question and tickbox; “Are you a robot?” But has it solved the accessibility conundrum?
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Feb 2015
    It can be hard keeping up with the constant stream of new gadgets and wearables that make life easier or more productive, such as Nike Fitbit Flex or Microsoft Band. And with the imminent release of the Apple Watch it's set to be the year of the wearables. AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 15 Nov 2013
    The three main areas where language and techno-linguists get excited are broadly; talking to your computer, your computer understanding what you said, and your computer speaking back to you in as human-sounding a way as possible. Robin Christopherson, AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion reports...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 30 Sep 2013
    Prof. Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognisable people on the planet, partly because of his synthesised speech. As well as featuring in the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics he's so famous that he's played himself in The Simpsons four times! But what is the technology behind that voice...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 18 Apr 2013
    Robin Christopherson is AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion What?? Google’s glasses with heads-up display are a winner for users who can’t even see? Absolutely. Moreover they promise huge potential benefits for users with a range of other impairments too.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 06 Oct 2012
    As we all know, the internet is a far from equitable place as far as accessibility is concerned. Despite general legislation enshrined in the Equality Act and the Disability Equality Duty, specific recommendations in the form of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and an enforcing...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 06 Oct 2012
    The battle intensifies …and disabled users win?