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  • Mark.Walker | 15 Oct 2012
    AbilityNet Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson spoke at Future of Web Apps in London on 16 October 2012 - here's a quick preview of one part of his talk. UPDATE: You can read Robin's speaker notes from FOWA London 2012 on this site
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Oct 2012
    In an article that first appeared in his blog PublicTechnology.net AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson asks why disabled web users are being treated like spammers.
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Oct 2012
    Make your pitch to a Dragon's Den at Windsor Castle and win £5,000...
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Sep 2012
    Professor Stephen Hawking was the toast of this year’s Technology4Good Awards, winning the AbilityNet Special Award for Excellence in Accessibility.
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Sep 2012
    The Olympics and Paralympics have given many of us renewed enthusiasm for sport, or at least a firmer resolve to get fit. Whilst fitness clubs are an extremely useful means of helping us to get in shape and stay that way, for people with a disability or impairment, they are often the only feasible...
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Jul 2012
    The winners of this year's Technology4Good Awards were announced at an Awards Ceremony held in London on 6 July. Over 250 entries were whittled down to just eight winners by a panel of judges form business and charity and the results were announced by broadcaster and journalist Mariella Frostrup....
  • Mark.Walker | 18 Jun 2012
    AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson, dressed as Spock to bring accessibility to life at ND2012, the National Digital Inclusion conference that took place in late May.
  • Mark.Walker | 18 Jun 2012
    Having started with over 200 entries, 26 finalists have been shortlisted for this year's Technology4Good Awards, which are run by AbilityNet, BT and a host of leading business and not for profit partners. A panel of judges from the worlds of business, technology and charity will now be chose...
  • Mark.Walker | 15 May 2012
    Entries for this year's Technology4Good Awards close at midnight on Friday 18 May. The Awards celebrate the hard work of the many people who use computers and the internet to make the world a better place. They are organised by AbilityNet and BT and sponsored by a range of businesses charities,...
  • Mark.Walker | 17 Feb 2012
    BTL Group Ltd is delighted to announce that accessible e-Assessment content, created using the Surpass® Assessment Platform, has been awarded ‘Accredited Plus’ by the UK‘s leading pan-disability charity, AbilityNet. Achieving ‘Accredited Plus’ demonstrates that the Surpass® Assessment Platform can...