News and Blogs

  • callum.grantham | 29 May 2014
    As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 15 May we spoke to accessibility experts from around the world to get an idea of the key issues across the globe they see on the horizon. Each of the experts talked about current accessibility issues in their part of the world and a number of...
  • Mark.Walker | 29 May 2014
    AbilityNet staff have won ‘Best Communication Paper’ at the annual Web for All (W4a) conference, a prestigious international event with a strong focus on accessibility. Their paper described a study on the validity of current mobile web accessibility guidelines and beat off competition from world-...
  • Mark.Walker | 28 May 2014
    AbilityNet has been named as a runner up in the RIDI Awards, a new national competition that recognises best practise in supporting disabled people in the workplace. The Innovation in Assessment Award recognises how alternatives and adjustments to assessments are often so simple and yet have such a...
  • Mark.Walker | 23 May 2014
    Join AbilityNet and an international network of accessibility specialists in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 15 May. We'll be hearing from accessibility experts from around the world, talking about their current concerns and future trends. It's a great chance to hear a mix of...
  • Mark.Walker | 17 May 2014
    AbilityNet has once again been nominated in the Digital Leaders 100, which recognise individuals and organisations making a difference in the world of citizen-facing digital services. Last year our work was recognised with a place in the Top Ten, alongside the BBC, Google and Mozilla (the makers of...
  • Alex.Barker | 02 May 2014
    Between May 12th and 16th it is Action for Brain Injury week. Having a brain injury can cause many different issues but the use of a computer can certainly allievate some of these issues and make your day to day life that bit easier. What is a Brain Injury? A brain injury happens when the brain...
  • Mark.Walker | 17 Apr 2014
    Our sector reports shine a light on web accessibility in specific industries, showing how well the leading players are delivering accessibility best practise. In April we looked at the sites of six of the UK's leading Household Insurance companies, including Aviva, Axa, Direct Line, Hiscox, NFU...
  • callum.grantham | 14 Apr 2014
    One of the most common problems our testers come across in relation to images on websites. Incorrect or missing alt-text can cause serious issues for users of screen readers, such as blind and partially sighted people, as well as presenting issues of legal compliance for websites that fail to use...
  • callum.grantham | 14 Apr 2014
    It is 10 years since AbilityNet’s Patron Baroness Martha Lane Fox had an awful car accident which left her with a number of life-threatening injuries. Since then she has become a tireless and inspiring champion for digital inclusion and to show how far she has come she is going to walk 50 miles...
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Apr 2014
    Tinder Foundation, together with our partners Abilitynet, Digital Outreach Ltd, SCVO, Supporting Communities Northern Ireland and NIACE Dysgu Cymru, has reached the second stage of the Big Lottery Fund’s Basic Online Skills programme. Our proposed programme - Digital Mission- will support people to...