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  • Mark.Walker | 15 Jun 2016
    By Dan Wilson, assistive technology specialist at Barry Bennett Spending long hours at your workstation can be an enormous challenge for anyone living with any type of arthritis. Degenerative spinal conditions and widespread joint pain reduce ones capacity to remain in a sedentary position and...
  • Mark.Walker | 28 Apr 2016
    Voting is open for this year's Digital Leaders 100 and AbilityNet is shortlisted for digital charity of the year.
  • Mark.Walker | 22 Apr 2016
    AbilityNet is running a series of DSA Practitioner Days in centres around the UK. These free events provide an opportunity to discuss the latest changes to Disabled Students' Allowances, meet other advisers from FE and HE and see some of the tech that AbilityNet has been recommending to the...
  • Mark.Walker | 16 Mar 2016
    Nominations are open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 – our annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body with a base in the UK.
  • Mark.Walker | 04 Jan 2016
    AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson has been named on the judging panel for this years Global Mobile Awards, one of the highest profile Awards in the tech industry.
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Dec 2015
    AbilityNet's expert resources will benefit from a donation by Elastic, global supplier of tech that can analyse, search and visualise real time data.
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Dec 2015
    AbilityNet is concerned that disabled students face greater uncertainty about their ongoing studies, following the government’s recent announcement that it will restructure Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) from 2016/17.
  • Mark.Walker | 09 Nov 2015
    AbilityNet and Clear Talents have been recognised for their commitment to engaging with disabled jobseekers at this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Industry (RIDI) Awards, taking home awards for three categories: Employers Choice, Technology for Inclusion and Reasonable Adjustments in...
  • Mark.Walker | 20 Oct 2015
    Shane Lynch of Boyzone uses the voice controls built into his phone to join the world of social media. As he explains in our interview with him, his dyslexia means he struggles with reading and writing, so for a long time had shied away from Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Now, with the...
  • Mark.Walker | 19 Oct 2015
    The extra funding and support available through Disabled Students' Allowances can be the difference between success and failure in higher education, yet figures from 2013/14 suggest that at least 50% of the people who are eligible for DSAs don’t claim them. Why not?