News and Blog

  • Guest Blogger | 12 Feb 2019
    Google's senior programme manager for accessibility Chris Patnoe talks about how it makes accessible products and highlights a variety of accessibility features across Google's product range. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Feb 2019
    A recent (and very misguided) craze was to blindfold oneself and try to undertake tasks that would normally only ever be done with your eyes wide open. The app we're taking a look at below is in no way an invitation to navigate your surroundings 'eyes-free' but, for those who are well-used to the...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 01 Feb 2019
    I am very proud to be a judge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (25-28 Feb) for the fourth year running. There was once again a great set of entries - and now the shortlist of finalists for the 'Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion' has been released, so let's take a look.
  • Guest Blogger | 31 Jan 2019
    By Marta Valle, Accessibility and Usability Consultant at AbilityNetIn part one of a two part blog, Marta introduces her experience of working with Q&A platform Slido to develop an accessible version for Techshare Pro... Last summer, just after the Tech4Good Awards, I went to an event with our...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 23 Jan 2019
    Take a moment to consider the possible implications of a blind person or couple forgetting to close the curtains or turn off the lights before going to bed. Having no light perception means that that is a very possible eventuality - and perhaps even a regular occurrence. Now IKEA are helping bring...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Jan 2019
    At AbilityNet’s accessible technology event TechShare Pro 2018 on 30 November 2018, delegates heard how the theatre industry is working to create shows that can be more fully enjoyed by those with hearing or sight loss.
  • Guest Blogger | 18 Jan 2019
    By Rick Williams, co-author of the Click-Away Pound SurveyRick Williams, who is blind, gives his own recent experiences of inaccessible websites to mark the launch of the Click-Away Pound Survey 2019.
  • Adam Tweed | 15 Jan 2019
    Many of you may have seen that the Amazon Echo; more affectionately referred to as 'Alexa' was an extremely popular Christmas present this year.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 14 Jan 2019
    It’s 25 years since the first audio described programme arrived on UK TV, believed to be Coronation Street. Last year more than 150,000 hours of television were broadcast with audio description in the UK - a big win for those who are blind or have sight loss. In addition, 2018 also saw the first...
  • Guest Blogger | 14 Jan 2019
    By Christopher Lee, Managing Director, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)Locating accessibility (a11y) professionals can be challenging for organizations requiring their products and services to be used by all consumers, including those with disabilities who happen to...