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  • Alex.Barker | 19 Dec 2016
    You have been bought a nice piece of technology for Christmas. The problem is that you have no idea what to do next. Don't worry. We can help you! We specialise in helping disabled people and older people get the most of technology and assistive tech. See more on our ITCanHelp service and who else...
  • Alex.Barker | 08 Nov 2016
    There are lots of ways that tech can help people with macular degeneration.
  • Alex.Barker | 20 Oct 2016
    Last month we focussed on how technology can help people who have invisible conditions. This month we are going to look at how technology can help you if you have a mental health condition.
  • Alex.Barker | 22 Sep 2016
    Millions of people have illnesses, conditions and disabilities that are invisible, from Aspergers to chronic fatigue syndrome and many more. We offer a few tips on computer applications which may help some of them get though their day a little more easily.
  • Alex.Barker | 12 Sep 2016
    At AbilityNet we often talk to people who have conditions that impact on them, both physically and cognitively.  Fibromyalgia is one of these conditions. People who have the condition can experience musculoskeletal pain and cognitive impairment. According to Arthritis Research UK up to 1 in 25...
  • Alex.Barker | 04 Sep 2016
    The world is going crazy for Pokemon, but how accessible and inclusive is it for people with disabilities?
  • Alex.Barker | 23 Aug 2016
    Alex Barker is AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer Facebook has been announcing with glee that the world wide web is 25 years old today.  Can you see the irony?  Just imagine a world without internet.
  • Alex.Barker | 17 Aug 2016
    Back pain is a term that encompasses lots of different conditions, which might include chronic conditions such as arthritis or temporary conditions such as a pulled muscle in your back. According to Bupa, one in three people will have back pain at some time of our life. When it comes to computing...
  • Alex.Barker | 16 Aug 2016
    If you are one of the over 900,000 people with hearing loss in the UK there are some really useful functions built into technology.
  • Alex.Barker | 20 Jun 2016
    Motor Neurone Disease is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease (after an American baseball player). It affects the muscles in your body causing them to be weak. There is no known cure for this condition, but symptoms can be managed to help people to achieve the best possible quality of life....