News and Blogs

  • Mark.Walker | 13 Oct 2015
    Autoplay hit the headlines recently when a video showing the deaths of two journalists was seen by people scrolling through their Facebook and Twitter feeds. For people with disabilities, however, autoplay content is not only a source of distress on social media but can be a real barrier to access.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 08 Oct 2015
    AbilityNet’s experts deliver over 1,000 assessments for disabled students every year and by far the most frequent assessment is for a student with a specific learning difficultly such as dyslexia. . It is estimated that up to 1 in 10 people in the UK have some degree of dyslexia, but the good news...
  • Mark.Walker | 07 Oct 2015
    Boyzone's Shane Lynch is urging UK higher education students to check whether they are eligible for extra funding as part of Abilitynet's DSA Claim It Campaign.
  • Alex.Barker | 01 Jun 2015
    Visual impairment can affect your eyesight in so many ways. The good thing is that technology can help you in many different ways.
  • Alex.Barker | 27 May 2015
    It's Stroke Awareness Month so we're looking at how can stroke survivors use computers.
  • callum.grantham | 20 May 2015
    We're delighted to share the news that both AbilityNet and our Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson, have been nominated in separate categories for the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 awards. Make sure you cast your vote before the end of May.
  • Mark.Walker | 14 May 2015
    Leading UK web hosting company, LCN.com has launched a 1p web hosting campaign to raise £15,000 for AbilityNet. The fully-featured web hosting package usually costs £50 for just a penny and customers are encouraged to donate the savings they make to AbilityNet.
  • Mark.Walker | 01 May 2015
    AbilityNet conducted industry standard tests on all seven of the main party websites, including checking the code, disabled user testing and manual checks for best practice. The results are bleak for disabled people as none of the websites tested achieved legal compliance and many of our testers...
  • Alex.Barker | 29 Apr 2015
    Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t use one side of your body.  Your foot, leg, arm, or hand all stop working - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently.  This is how a stroke might affect you. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, or is blocked. It also might affect...
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Apr 2015
    A survey conducted by AbilityNet shows that most people think that wearable tech like the Apple Watch could have health benefits for all, including disabled people. But the future of those devices will depend on companies such as Apple addressing deep-seated concerns about who will have access to...