• Sarah Botterill | 21 Sep 2020
    To celebrate Get Online Week run by The Good Things Foundation, we’re exploring seven ways getting online can help disabled people and older people; one for every day of the week.Get Online Week 2020 runs from October 19-25.
  • Sarah Botterill | 14 Sep 2020
    AbilityNet volunteers continue to support older and disabled people at home using Remote Access Software TeamViewer – without losing the personal touch. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 25 Aug 2020
    AbilityNet volunteer and former Tech4Good Award winner Chris Grant has secured a role as Community Relationship Officer.Chris began volunteering for AbilityNet in 2017 after resigning from a role with BT due to a long-term health condition, and several operations. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 24 Aug 2020
    AbilityNet responded to the needs of an increased number of older and disabled people during the pandemic thanks to a Scottish Government grant. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Aug 2020
    AbilityNet and the Pulteneytown People’s Project (PPP) are connecting older people by offering tablets, mobile internet access and FREE technology support in Scotland. The PPP wanted to combat the social isolation many older people were experiencing particularly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...
  • Sarah Botterill | 13 Jul 2020
    During the pandemic, Corporate Social Responsibility has zoomed up company agendas faster than a well-known video conferencing software has acquired users.
  • Sarah Botterill | 22 Jun 2020
    The COVID-19 crisis has forced many of us into a period of physical distancing— currently, 1.5 million people are self-isolating for health reasons. In reality, many older and disabled people were already more likely to be isolated from the rest of society. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 22 Jun 2020
    The Stroke Association has launched an online guide for stroke survivors to help those who experience problems with communication notably aphasia. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 16 Jun 2020
    Charities and individuals are adapting to the pandemic to meet the needs of diverse communities. We brought some of these together in our recent AbilityNet LIVE! Webinar. As a panelist, Saba Salman noted when “community, communication and tech come together, the social good that comes out of that...
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Jun 2020
    It’s Learning Disability Week presented by Mencap this week, and the theme for 2020 is friendship during the lockdown.