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  • Mark.Walker | 25 Jul 2014
    At least 1.1 billion people globally have a disability, controlling over $4 trillion annually – a market the size of China. AbilityNet is running a free digital accessibility webinar with travel industry website tnooz.
  • Mark.Walker | 12 Jul 2014
    This year's Tech4Good Awards winners were announced by double gold-medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE at a glittering Awards Ceremony at BT Centre.
  • Mark.Walker | 01 Jul 2014
    Did you know that you don't have to be registered disabled to claim a grant that can cover the cost of extra equipment and learning support?
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Jun 2014
    Few people realise that paying attention to accessibility can deliver real SEO dividends. A recent AbilityNet webinar offered top tips on getting SEO dividends from accessible websites and other digital content.
  • Mark.Walker | 12 Jun 2014
    Every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone can be adjusted using the settings that are built in. For some people it’s just about personalisation but for a disabled person it can be life-changing. It means they can surf the web, send and receive email, keep in touch with family and friends,...
  • Mark.Walker | 02 Jun 2014
    There’s a wealth of options available to catch up on your favourite TV programmes, but how do they measure up if you’re looking for accessible features? Whether you want Audio Descriptions, subtitles or signing, this is how the major catch-up providers compare. This Guide has been produced in...
  • Mark.Walker | 29 May 2014
    AbilityNet staff have won ‘Best Communication Paper’ at the annual Web for All (W4a) conference, a prestigious international event with a strong focus on accessibility. Their paper described a study on the validity of current mobile web accessibility guidelines and beat off competition from world-...
  • Mark.Walker | 28 May 2014
    AbilityNet has been named as a runner up in the RIDI Awards, a new national competition that recognises best practise in supporting disabled people in the workplace. The Innovation in Assessment Award recognises how alternatives and adjustments to assessments are often so simple and yet have such a...
  • Mark.Walker | 23 May 2014
    Join AbilityNet and an international network of accessibility specialists in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 15 May. We'll be hearing from accessibility experts from around the world, talking about their current concerns and future trends. It's a great chance to hear a mix of...
  • Mark.Walker | 17 May 2014
    AbilityNet has once again been nominated in the Digital Leaders 100, which recognise individuals and organisations making a difference in the world of citizen-facing digital services. Last year our work was recognised with a place in the Top Ten, alongside the BBC, Google and Mozilla (the makers of...