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  • Alex.Barker | 14 Mar 2018
    In 2012 Hawking was presented with AbilityNet's Tech4Good Special Award for the way that he embraced technology to enable him to keep working, despite his worsening condition. He is remembered in this piece.
  • Alex.Barker | 13 Mar 2018
    This week is World Glaucoma Week and we have put together some useful information to help you if you have this condition.
  • Alex.Barker | 08 Mar 2018
    Between March 12 and 18,  it is brain awareness week.  The week is part of the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
  • Alex.Barker | 06 Feb 2018
    Six million people in the UK have tinnitus. Technology can often help you manage this condiition
  • Alex.Barker | 30 Oct 2017
    It is International Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 1st November. Did you know a computer can help you reduce stress?
  • Alex.Barker | 27 Oct 2017
    This week sees International Stammering Awareness Day. Advice and Information Officer Alex Barker takes a look at technology which could help people overcome this often debilitating condition
  • Alex.Barker | 27 Oct 2017
    AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer Alex Barker takes a somewhat nostalgic look back through technology for an event that he's presenting at in November.
  • Alex.Barker | 18 Oct 2017
    October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. Alex Barker, Advice and Information Officer from AbilityNet takes a look at how computers and technology could help you do your work and other tasks more easily with this condition.
  • Alex.Barker | 26 Sep 2017
    National Charity Scope claims that a million people with disabilities are out of work and they are mounting a big campaign called Work With Me. Alex Barker takes a look at some practical solutions that might help.
  • Alex.Barker | 05 Sep 2017
    AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer, Alex Barker, revisits his concerns about his disability in his early days at university, and wonders what tech support and advice is available for students with a disability starting university this year.