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  • 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...
  • 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...