News and Blog

  • Joe Chidzik | 16 Sep 2016
    As we move into the final weekend of the Rio 2016 Paralymics, AbilityNet's experts offer a final verdict on the accessibility of the event's website and explain in detail the main issues they discovered.
  • Alex.Barker | 12 Sep 2016
    Fibromyalgia has been in the news recently with Kirsty Young the presenter of Radio 4 "Desert Island Discs" announcing that she is going to take a break from the programme as her fibromyalgia is causing her issues. The condition is much misunderstood and causes pain all over the body.  Fibromyalgia...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 07 Sep 2016
    Five top tips to make your website more accessible How to create an accessible website  
  • Robin.Christopherson | 06 Sep 2016
    The updates to Siri are good news for disabled people. Our head of digital inclusion, Robin Christopherson takes a look at how artificial intelligence and the huge potential of virtual assistants.
  • Alex.Barker | 04 Sep 2016
    The world is going crazy for Pokemon, but how accessible and inclusive is it for people with disabilities?
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 26 Aug 2016
    Amelia Lewis, 25, is health and wellbeing advisor for DeafPLUS and a research assistant for the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. She tells us which technology is most important to her, including subtitles, her cochlear implant and a compilot.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Aug 2016
    It may not be obvious why but when Felix Baumgartner jumped from a hot air balloon on the very edge of space in 2012 it taught us a lot about how inclusive design can deliver better design for every user.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 25 Aug 2016
    With the Rio Olympics behind us the Paralympics will soon be underway and we'll be celebrating the achievements of some of the most amazing disabled people on the planet. We can’t all be athletes, but tech is helping disabled and able-bodied people alike lead healthier lives and reach their full...
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Aug 2016
    Along with many other disability organisations and campaigners in the UK, the staff, trustees and volunteers at AbilityNet were very sad to hear the news of the death of Lord Rix.
  • Alex.Barker | 23 Aug 2016
    Alex Barker is AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer Facebook has been announcing with glee that the world wide web is 25 years old today.  Can you see the irony?  Just imagine a world without internet.