Claudia.Cahalane | 30 Jun 2017
Simply having a disability and wanting do the same things as your family, friends and peers has sometimes sadly meant expensive assistive technology devices and software. But Accessibility Award finalists in the AbilityNet Tech4Good awards think this is unfair and so have created exciting and...
Claudia.Cahalane | 27 Jun 2017
The finalist list for the AbilityNet Tech4Good 2017 is very strong and includes Brighton's MakerClub BrightSparks programme for young inventors from disadvantaged backgrounds, #techmums in London which trains mothers from deprived areas and with English as a second language in skills such as coding...
Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Jun 2017
The BT Young Pioneers award finalist line up for 2017's AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards comprises three young women and one young man, compared to ten boys last year. Is this the year that girls rule Tech4Good world?
Claudia.Cahalane | 15 Jun 2017
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Claudia.Cahalane | 13 Jun 2017
Barclays has said its new BPay method of payment, which sees customers using contactless wristbands and keyfobs on purchases under £30, is the latest of its tools that will make life easier for disabled customers.
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.