Claudia.Cahalane | 06 Jun 2017
As we've previously reported, making our cities smarter and more inclusive will become increasingly important in the next decades.
“Current projections are that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, and with an ageing population comes higher levels of ill-health,...
Claudia.Cahalane | 31 May 2017
Fewer than a third of council websites in the UK is currently accessible for disabled people, according to new research on web accessibility.
Claudia.Cahalane | 23 May 2017
Around 85% of blind people still have light retention in their eyes, but this has historically been perceived as light 'noise' and has been of little use to a blind person in comprehending their surroundings.
Claudia.Cahalane | 17 May 2017
Global Accessibility Awarness Day (GAAD) on 18 May offers a chance to dip into some fantastic virtual (and real life) accessibilty events from lots of different organisations, including a full day of live streaming from the BBC and top speakers from Microsoft at the Atos London event. Many of these...
Claudia.Cahalane | 16 May 2017
Daily Mail, Amazon, Huffington Post, Match.com and Twitter are losing their share of the £200bn plus purple pound thanks to inaccessible sites, whereas the BBC, Apple, Microsoft and Walmart are doing better, says the latest WebAIM report.
Claudia.Cahalane | 02 May 2017
Global web guidelines are being updated to make web content for people with disabilities including blindness and loss vision, hearing loss, mobility and learning and cognitive disabilities.
Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Apr 2017
We catch up with winners of the 2014 AbilityNet Tech4Good Accessibility Award, charity SpecialEffect, who customise gaming systems so that disabled people can still enjoy Tetris, Mario, Minecraft, Call of Duty or perhaps an online jigsaw.
Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Apr 2017
Ellie Hale, associate at CAST, which works with organisations on tech and digital development hails some of the fantastic Tech4Good awards winners and beyond but says, we need plenty more charities who are willing to embrace tech for good.
Claudia.Cahalane | 14 Apr 2017
City College Brighton deaf student James Blake reveals how he communicates in the third part of the Me, Myself & IT tech disability series made by film students at the college in collaboration with AbilityNet.
Claudia.Cahalane | 11 Apr 2017
Lots of websites still have a carousel feature on the homepage - ie, a box featuring scrolling slides highlighting the latest/ most interesting content on the site.
The problem is that most web developers and designers don’t make carousels accessible, so a whole range of people - from those using...