• Sarah Botterill | 29 Jan 2020
    If you - or a loved one - have had a stroke then you'll know that it can impact in a number of ways. For example, stroke is the commonest form of aphasia. People who are affected by aphasia, have trouble with the four main ways that we understand and use language, including reading, listening,...
  • Sarah Botterill | 08 Jan 2020
    Researchers have developed a virtual reality world, which can help stroke survivors suffering from aphasia (a range of speech, language and communication problems).The multi-user virtual work allows people with aphasia to practise their speech and to establish social connections.
  • Sarah Botterill | 30 Dec 2019
    Fitness trackers are increasingly popular as a means of keeping active. Here are top tips for setting up, and troubleshooting if you’ve been gifted one this Christmas.Fitness trackers are big business. Fitbit is still arguably the market leader although the Apple Watch is hot on its heels.
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Dec 2019
    Connecting to other people who’ve had a stroke is an invaluable source of support. We explore online support groups, and how to find a group near you.
  • Sarah Botterill | 10 Dec 2019
    AbilityNet and the Stroke Association are working together at a national and local level to support people who have survived a stroke. AbilityNet volunteers are connecting with local Stroke Association Groups to see how technology can help members, especially with communication. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Dec 2019
    A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood, your brain cells can be damaged or die.
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Dec 2019
    Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia.People who are affected by aphasia, have trouble with the four main ways that we understand and use language, including reading, listening, speaking, typing or writing.Aphasia can also affect the muscles in the face making it difficult for people to speak...
  • Sarah Botterill | 03 Dec 2019
    Today we are celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities 2019 (December 3). The theme for 2019 is ‘The Future is Accessible’.
  • Sarah Botterill | 03 Dec 2019
    A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood, your brain cells can be damaged or die.A stroke can affect people’s ability to concentrate, and to remember things because of the...
  • Sarah Botterill | 24 Nov 2019
    Twitter was ablaze with activity during TechShare Pro 2019, with key influencers joining the accessibility conversation.

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