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  • 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.
  • alex.barker | 21 Aug 2017
    A new report by Arthritis Research UK highlights the number of working days lost through the condition, but different ways of working could help some overcome difficulties. AbilityNet can show you how.
  • alex.barker | 07 Aug 2017
    It seems like the summer holidays have just started, but it won't be too long before new students are going off to university for the first time. In 2016, Disability Rights UK came up with some handy guidance for disabled students about what Adjustments could be made by universities to help those...
  • alex.barker | 26 May 2017
    We've put our top time-saving tips together to make it easier for you to use your devices, including tips on text-to-speech and speech-to-text options on your devices. These are game changers!
  • alex.barker | 17 May 2017
    Using a mouse or pointing device is part and parcel of using a computer for most people. Why not go mouse-less on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and see how easy it is? GAAD is on Thursday 18th May and is the perfect opportunity to talk and think about digital accessibility for people...