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  • Mark.Walker | 01 May 2015
    AbilityNet conducted industry standard tests on all seven of the main party websites, including checking the code, disabled user testing and manual checks for best practice. The results are bleak for disabled people as none of the websites tested achieved legal compliance and many of our testers...
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Apr 2015
    A survey conducted by AbilityNet shows that most people think that wearable tech like the Apple Watch could have health benefits for all, including disabled people. But the future of those devices will depend on companies such as Apple addressing deep-seated concerns about who will have access to...
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Apr 2015
    Tech4Good Awards celebrate the businesses, charities, schools and others who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entries close on 8 May so you have two weeks to enter.
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Mar 2015
    Author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has died at the age of 66, was an AbilityNet Patron, a power user of voice recognition software and raised awareness of the impact of Alzheimer's.
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Feb 2015
    AbilityNet has accredited the Barclays Mobile Banking App - the first app to receive our accreditation, which indicates that it complies to WCAG2.0 or equivalent standards.
  • Mark.Walker | 20 Feb 2015
    Badly designed forms reduce usability and conversions and can lock out customers with accessibility needs. Join our free webinar on 26 February to learn how to make accessible forms.
  • Mark.Walker | 27 Jan 2015
    AbilityNet was one of the expert organisations showing MPs how mainstream digital technology can help disabled people at a showcase event organised by the recently launched Digital Accessibility Alliance
  • Mark.Walker | 05 Jan 2015
    AbilityNet is part of a new UK-based alliance that will help address the issues disabled and older people face in accessing digital services such as online banking and digital TV.
  • Mark.Walker | 22 Dec 2014
    The Information Technologists Company has donated £3,000 to help disabled people use computers.
  • Mark.Walker | 05 Nov 2014
    Why would a global bank put accessibility at the heart of its business strategy? What is the business case and how was it won?