News and Blog

  • Alex.Barker | 16 Aug 2016
    If you are one of the over 900,000 people with hearing loss in the UK there are some really useful functions built into technology.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 11 Aug 2016
    Find out more about the winners of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016. Now in their sixth year, the awards are organised by AbilityNet and supported by BT and celebrate charities, businesses and volunteers who use technology to make the world a better place.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Aug 2016
    Could Switch Access software from the likes of Tecla make Pokemon more inclusive for disabled gamers. Robin Christopherson, head of digital inclusion at Ability Net, investigates
  • Robin.Christopherson | 02 Aug 2016
    Coming to a computer or tablet near you soon, Eye Tribe Tracker technology promises to take gaming to a whole new level. It's a great innovation for every gamer but it could transform the lives of disabled people - and not just those who play games. It is compact, much less expensive than previous...
  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jul 2016
    Smartphones and tablets have helped to close the gap between disabled students and their peers, particularly in the form of apps. Here's our selection of ten apps that will help a visually impaired or blind student get the most from their education - and don't miss number 10 which is an app that...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 07 Jul 2016
    The winners of the sixth AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at BT Centre.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 28 Jun 2016
    The experts at the MND Association and AbilityNet, we've answered some Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs for people who have MND and want to get the best from technology for communications.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jun 2016
    Find AbilityNet's DSA Eligibility Checker here.Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) can provide additional support and funding to UK students in higher and further education. It is extra funding designed to ensure a level playing field for people with disabilities of all kinds and can be used to pay...
  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jun 2016
    We review a range of apps and software that can support learning and encourage greater independence for children and adults with Down's syndrome.
  • Joe Chidzik | 22 Jun 2016
    Is your website accessible to everyone who wants to use it? Can it be used by disabled people, people with poor eyesight or older people? Check out our top tips for building an accessible website.