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  • callum.grantham | 20 May 2015
    We're delighted to share the news that both AbilityNet and our Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson, have been nominated in separate categories for the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 awards. Make sure you cast your vote before the end of May.
  • callum.grantham | 13 Apr 2015
    AbilityNet is running a series of workplace webinars to help anyone with an interest in assisting disabled people in the workplace, including HR professionals, managers, occupational health professionals, colleagues, advisers, friends and IT staff.
  • callum.grantham | 14 Aug 2014
    The headline finding of our recent report into digital accessibility in the travel industry was that businesses could do a lot more to improve the accessibility of their websites and help disabled people book their holidays. There at least 1.1 billion disabled people on the planet, with a combined...
  • callum.grantham | 30 Jul 2014
    A decade after we first reviewed the country’s top airlines for website accessibility and usability, it appears that little if anything has improved, despite huge advances in technology and provision for disabled people in general.
  • callum.grantham | 29 May 2014
    As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 15 May we spoke to accessibility experts from around the world to get an idea of the key issues across the globe they see on the horizon. Each of the experts talked about current accessibility issues in their part of the world and a number of...
  • callum.grantham | 14 Apr 2014
    One of the most common problems our testers come across in relation to images on websites. Incorrect or missing alt-text can cause serious issues for users of screen readers, such as blind and partially sighted people, as well as presenting issues of legal compliance for websites that fail to use...
  • callum.grantham | 14 Apr 2014
    It is 10 years since AbilityNet’s Patron Baroness Martha Lane Fox had an awful car accident which left her with a number of life-threatening injuries. Since then she has become a tireless and inspiring champion for digital inclusion and to show how far she has come she is going to walk 50 miles...
  • callum.grantham | 12 Mar 2014
    Double Paralympic Gold Medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE officially launched this year’s Tech4Good Awards at an event that took place at BT Tower last week. Hannah is one of the judges of this year’s Awards and will be present at the ceremony itself on 10th July at BT Centre. Although she was unable to...
  • callum.grantham | 11 Mar 2014
    February’s AbilityNet webinar saw us join forces with SOCITM to give a practical overview of web accessibility. Our Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson shared his expertise in the area, helping attendees with web accessibility queries. A key element of the webinar was the contribution...