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...
Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Jul 2017
Two 14 year old from Northern Ireland have triumphed in the youth category of the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards - the BT Young Pioneer. Their handheld learning support device - the Dyslexic Aid - features games to assist people with dyslexia to learn recognise words and letters more readily.
Claudia.Cahalane | 13 Jul 2017
The presenter of top TV programmes Bang Goes the Theory and Tomorrow's World, Maggie Philbin, has praised those that make a point of using diverse tech teams to create truly inclusive products and services.
Claudia.Cahalane | 07 Jul 2017
Four fantastic volunteers have made it to the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards Volunteer of the Year category. We think you'll agree, they all deserve praise and recognition.
Claudia.Cahalane | 05 Jul 2017
Great Ormond Street Hospital's (GOSH) new app called ‘Blood Quest’ is helping to alleviate young people’s anxiety over blood tests and has reached the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.
Claudia.Cahalane | 04 Jul 2017
Chatterbox is an online and in-person language tutoring service, delivered and developed by refugees and has made it to the finalists selection at the coveted AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. The Tech4Good award crowns those who are using tech skillfully and innovatively to positively effect...
Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Jul 2017
Nigeria’s first online and mobile blood bank is revolutionising the country’s blood supply system and has made it to the finals of the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards. The other finalist cover health for new mums, corruption in the Congo, and maths education in primary schools.
Claudia.Cahalane | 01 Jul 2017
Empowering others is what the Tech4Good awards are all about. And this year's finalists in the Tech4Good BT Connected Society Award encapsulate this aim perfectly. They include an online charity which connects families of disabled children and the OrCam MyEye for people with vision loss or dyslexia.