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  • 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...
  • Mark.Walker | 17 Apr 2014
    Our sector reports shine a light on web accessibility in specific industries, showing how well the leading players are delivering accessibility best practise. In April we looked at the sites of six of the UK's leading Household Insurance companies, including Aviva, Axa, Direct Line, Hiscox, NFU...
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Apr 2014
    Tinder Foundation, together with our partners Abilitynet, Digital Outreach Ltd, SCVO, Supporting Communities Northern Ireland and NIACE Dysgu Cymru, has reached the second stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s Basic Online Skills programme. Our proposed programme - Digital Mission- will support people to...
  • Mark.Walker | 07 Mar 2014
    Dr Chris Bailey, senior consultant in AbilityNet's London office, has been elected Accessibility Officer for the UK Chapter of the User Experience Professional Association. Chris recently completed his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Teesside University and is keen to promote better...
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Dec 2013
    Shopping online for those Christmas dinner essentials is needlessly difficult for disabled people, concludes a new 'State of the enation' report by AbilityNet. Testers with a range of conditions from blindness and low vision to learning difficulties, shopped for a turkey, a Christmas pudding and a...
  • Mark.Walker | 15 Nov 2013
    AbilityNet's pioneering approach to using digital technology for the good of others has been recognised with a place in the Top Ten of the UK Digital Leaders Awards 2013 alongside the BBC, Google and Mozilla. The Awards were announced at the House of Lords on 11 November and recognise organisations...