Claudia.Cahalane | 06 Apr 2017
Naomi, a gaming student at City College Brighton, features in a short film about what tech helps with her life and studies - including touch screens and speech-to-text. But today's gaming consoles don't win it for her, she says.
Claudia.Cahalane | 05 Apr 2017
In coming years, the UK could have more than a million people with dementia. The digital age means that people with dementia or alzheimer's are still likely to be banking, shopping and using services online and so web designers need to be mindful of not turning customers away with inaccessible...
Claudia.Cahalane | 29 Mar 2017
Dyslexic City College Brighton student, Hugo Hobs, reveals the technology and IT which helps him do better in his studies - from Grammarly to Google Keep.
Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Mar 2017
When Teresa started at Unilever in 1990 as an organic chemist she couldn't tell her colleagues she wasn't able to read the names on chemicals and she thought she was stupid. Fifteen years and several promotions later, the pressure became intense, she was off for months with depression and her...
Claudia.Cahalane | 07 Mar 2017
Nominations are now open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 - an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. And, this year will be the first time that the awards include an Africa Award, sponsored by Comic Relief.
Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Feb 2017
An estimated 800,000 people in the UK have dementia. Most are over 65. This age group is now increasingly likely to be online, for a whole host of reasons - including staying in contact with friends and family and keeping up-to-date with current affairs, which in turn helps reduce isolation. Online...
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...