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  • 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?
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Oct 2015
    AbilityNet is using a grant from Microsoft to upgrade it’s free and popular accessibility tool My Computer My Way. The new version will make it easier than ever to find details of the accessibility settings and other adjustments that can change the lives of disabled people.
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Oct 2015
    Computers and the internet have transformed our daily lives, at home, at work and for disabled people being able to get online opens up a world of possibilities for completing everyday tasks, enjoying games or films, working and connecting with friends and family. This blog explores how AbilityNet...
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Oct 2015
    Autoplay hit the headlines recently when a video showing the deaths of two journalists was seen by people scrolling through their Facebook and Twitter feeds. For people with disabilities, however, autoplay content is not only a source of distress on social media but can be a real barrier to access.
  • Mark.Walker | 07 Oct 2015
    Boyzone's Shane Lynch is urging UK higher education students to check whether they are eligible for extra funding as part of Abilitynet's DSA Claim It Campaign.
  • Mark.Walker | 14 May 2015
    Leading UK web hosting company, LCN.com has launched a 1p web hosting campaign to raise £15,000 for AbilityNet. The fully-featured web hosting package usually costs £50 for just a penny and customers are encouraged to donate the savings they make to AbilityNet.