Claudia.Cahalane | 26 Sep 2017
As a new academic year starts, a new growing season begins and the seeds of the future are being planted at FabFarm! N Ireland. Could a digital aquaponics unit, run by young people with special educational needs, boost employment chances for a marginalised section of society?
Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Sep 2017
In the second part of our student apps blog series for uni starters, AbilityNet's DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) assessors Abbie Osborne and Adam Tweed give their top app ideas for disabled students. The first part, last week, looked at apps for focus and motivation. This time we look at some of...
Claudia.Cahalane | 12 Sep 2017
Social enterprise Chatterbox has been awarded the AbilityNet Tech4Good Award 2017 in the category of Community Impact. It trains skilled refugees to become language and culture tutors for universities, business and schools, offering a more positive future.
Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Sep 2017
AbilityNet DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) assessor Abbie Osborne works with disabled students and those with mental health issues across the country to advise on the best tech to support them in their studies and in managing their lives. Here are some of her top apps for focus and concentration
Claudia.Cahalane | 29 Aug 2017
The Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award 2017 was won by MomConnect, an the online and text messaging service for pregnant women and new mothers to receive vital medical advice, started in South Africa. Find out how it's helping millions of mums.
Claudia.Cahalane | 23 Aug 2017
There’s been some great news from the US for fans of web accessibility - a spate of cases brought by blind people against companies who fail to make their websites accessible, have been upheld by judges.
Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Aug 2017
Ed Rogers has spent six years working with braille readers to develop the Canute, which he says will be the world's first refreshable multi-line e-reader for people with sight loss. He hopes to challenges the decline in braille literacy and make reading books affordable for blind people.
Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Aug 2017
Did you know that as vision declines with age, the colour blue is the most difficult to make out? Avoid use of blue on websites for older people, particularly on important interface elements - this is one of the tips given in the Alzheimer's Society's latest guidance on making websites user-...
Claudia.Cahalane | 02 Aug 2017
“Women use Facebook, men use Twitter, men email us late at night and want straightforward information when they can't sleep and are worried, women have more contact at other times” says Naomi Marek founder of Sky Badger, an online charity supporting parents of disabled children.
“When your child...
Claudia.Cahalane | 26 Jul 2017
*Jim lost most of his sight as a teenager because of a genetic eye condition. To support him, teachers would make his notes in class and his text books would be audio recorded for him. These days, he can read faster than sighted peers thanks to a screenreader, but he still finds himself disabled...