News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 02 Feb 2016
    We get lots of calls about lots of different subjects here at AbilityNet.  However I took one last week that I thought might be worth highlighting.  A careers advisor in the south of England had a request from the local employment service regarding a client with severe dyslexia. To receive...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 22 Jan 2016
    We are spending more of our time in the workplace, at home and on the go using computers or mobile devices of some kind. For many of us, the daily routine starts with a compulsory check of our emails, the local weather report and a browse through our social media feeds on a smartphone or tablet,...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Jan 2016
    With computers and mobile devices the norm in today’s workplace, computer-related stress is a risk for employers keen to keep productivity levels up and sickness absence down. But technology can also provide an answer to some of these problems, explains Robin Christopherson.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 11 Jan 2016
    Graeme Whippy one of the UK’s leading IT experts on accessible technology in the workplace has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. With an impressive and broad-ranging career in IT, Graeme has worked for Lloyd’s Banking Group since 2001 and worked tirelessly to establish the IT...
  • Mark.Walker | 04 Jan 2016
    AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson has been named on the judging panel for this years Global Mobile Awards, one of the highest profile Awards in the tech industry.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 04 Jan 2016
    For those with long-term health conditions, DSAs can be a lifeline, writes Jess, a sufferer of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who blogs about her experiences.
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Dec 2015
    AbilityNet's expert resources will benefit from a donation by Elastic, global supplier of tech that can analyse, search and visualise real time data.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 12 Dec 2015
    Mental health issues can be a huge issue for students but Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) may be able to pay for extra help for students who are struggling with the effects of stress or depression. This blog highlights the types of support that may be relevant as part of our DSA Claim It!...
  • Mark.Walker | 08 Dec 2015
    AbilityNet is concerned that disabled students face greater uncertainty about their ongoing studies, following the government’s recent announcement that it will restructure Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) from 2016/17.
  • Mark.Walker | 09 Nov 2015
    AbilityNet and Clear Talents have been recognised for their commitment to engaging with disabled jobseekers at this year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Industry (RIDI) Awards, taking home awards for three categories: Employers Choice, Technology for Inclusion and Reasonable Adjustments in...