Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Feb 2017
In our recent webinar, Raphael Vinell-Clegg, senior usability and accessibility consultant at AbilityNet, explored the life changing potential of virtual reality (VR) for disabled people. If you missed it, here's a round up of some of the ways virtual reality is already proving useful for people...
Claudia.Cahalane | 15 Feb 2017
A client of AbilityNet's ITCanHelp service (for older and disabled people to get free support with their computers and technology systems) wrote this lovely letter to thank volunteer Colin Hill who's helped her with Windows update issues, back ups, de-junking and more.
Claudia.Cahalane | 09 Feb 2017
TV producer Ed Booth, who has worked on Horizon and Bang Goes the Theory, tells of the difficulties he had growing up with dyslexia and how lucky he feels to have made his way in the world, while many others with the disability.
Claudia.Cahalane | 31 Jan 2017
At least 53% of working age adults with an impairment or disability experience barriers to work, compared to 30% of the general population. But many don't realise that some simple support with technology can completely change things.
“Our job is to help people with such impairments overcome those...
Claudia.Cahalane | 13 Jan 2017
Twelve million people in the UK have some type of disability, from cerebral palsy or dyslexia to arthritis. Every week, AbilityNet deals with scores of queries from people who want to know how they can make the most of their smartphone, iPad or computer, or which assistive tech might work for them.
Claudia.Cahalane | 09 Jan 2017
Claudia.Cahalane | 16 Dec 2016
Abbie Osborne, 26, Birmingham DSA assessor (Disabled Student Allowance) for AbilityNet on finding a surprising career working with assistive tech and accessible apps, and being a top-reviewed author on Amazon in her spare time.
Claudia.Cahalane | 02 Dec 2016
To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) supporters and experts from the AbilityNet community offer their tips for how tech can help disabled people achieve their goals
Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Nov 2016
A new smartphone app which lets people with sight loss know when their bus, or bus stop, is approaching, is to be piloted by developers at University College London. It was conceived at a Barclays' Maker Change event at London's Makerversity in Somerset House.
Claudia.Cahalane | 28 Oct 2016
As well as experiencing difficulty with reading and word comprehension, being dyslexic can mean a person finds it more difficult to organise things and process information. David Hunnisett, chief technical officer at Elixir health, talks to us about the tech tricks he uses for a smoother work and...