News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 26 Mar 2015
    If you had told me in 1985 that by the year 2015 you could control your computer just by using your voice I would have looked at you in a very strange way. But in 2015 it’s no fantasy, and voice control is a very valuable tool for people with a range of disabilities and impairments.
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Mar 2015
    Author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has died at the age of 66, was an AbilityNet Patron, a power user of voice recognition software and raised awareness of the impact of Alzheimer's.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 12 Mar 2015
    Google's new No CAPTCHA re CAPTCHA solutions brings the problem of website security and spam attacks down to one simple question and tickbox; “Are you a robot?” But has it solved the accessibility conundrum?
  • Alex.Barker | 06 Mar 2015
    This month we're going to look at some really basic but useful techniques to help you get the best from the keyboard and mouse at work. For devices that are so basic, you can actually make a lot of little changes to help you more effectively when you are at work. It doesn't matter if you have a Mac...
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Feb 2015
    AbilityNet has accredited the Barclays Mobile Banking App - the first app to receive our accreditation, which indicates that it complies to WCAG2.0 or equivalent standards.
  • Mark.Walker | 20 Feb 2015
    Badly designed forms reduce usability and conversions and can lock out customers with accessibility needs. Join our free webinar on 26 February to learn how to make accessible forms.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Feb 2015
    It can be hard keeping up with the constant stream of new gadgets and wearables that make life easier or more productive, such as Nike Fitbit Flex or Microsoft Band. And with the imminent release of the Apple Watch it's set to be the year of the wearables. AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 03 Feb 2015
    AbilityNet has launched a series of free, monthly webinars for employers, HR professionals and employees to understand how digital technology can help disabled people overcome barriers in the workplace. Each session will focus on issues that our experts encounter in the workplace and are designed...
  • Mark.Walker | 27 Jan 2015
    AbilityNet was one of the expert organisations showing MPs how mainstream digital technology can help disabled people at a showcase event organised by the recently launched Digital Accessibility Alliance
  • Mark.Walker | 05 Jan 2015
    AbilityNet is part of a new UK-based alliance that will help address the issues disabled and older people face in accessing digital services such as online banking and digital TV.