News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 20 Jun 2014
    AbilityNet has won the best NGO Category in the Digital Leaders 100 Award 2014 and was placed second in the overall rankings, just behind our patron Baroness Martha Lane Fox.
  • raphael.clegg-vinell | 18 Jun 2014
    AbilityNet's Chris Bailey and Raphael Clegg-Vinell are running a workshop on mobile accessibility at the prestigious UXPA conference in London on 21st July.   The conference is a highly regarded fixture in the UX conference calendar, with speakers from several top design agencies and companies such...
  • Mark.Walker | 12 Jun 2014
    Every computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone can be adjusted using the settings that are built in. For some people it’s just about personalisation but for a disabled person it can be life-changing. It means they can surf the web, send and receive email, keep in touch with family and friends,...
  • Mark.Walker | 02 Jun 2014
    There’s a wealth of options available to catch up on your favourite TV programmes, but how do they measure up if you’re looking for accessible features? Whether you want Audio Descriptions, subtitles or signing, this is how the major catch-up providers compare. This Guide has been produced in...
  • 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
    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 gets damaged in some way, either by a traumatic occurrence, for...