News and Blogs

  • Claudia.Cahalane | 08 May 2019
    The WebAIM analysis of the accessibility of the top one million home pages indicates that less than 1% of website home pages are likely to meet standard accessibility requirements. The US charity WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) offers some disappointing figures for those who care about making...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 08 May 2019
    What with the Easter holidays and the bank holidays some of you have been asking for some extra time to enter this year’s awards. We’ve decided to offer a short extension until Monday 13 May at 10 am.
  • sarah.florence | 03 May 2019
    There is just one week left to submit your entries into the UK’s foremost inclusive technology awards – celebrating the amazing people who use tech to make the world a better place. 
  • Jessica Doyle | 03 May 2019
    Here at AbilityNet our mission is to help to create a world in which digital services are equally accessible to all. An important part of achieving this mission is My Computer My Way, our online resource which provides easy to follow step by step instructions on how to turn on the inbuilt...
  • Adam Tweed | 02 May 2019
    In the UK, on average, one person every 90 seconds is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. Brains do not heal in the same way as other parts of our bodies and although the physical damage remains hidden, the impact on our functioning and personalities can be profound.
  • Anonymous | 02 May 2019
    The amazing Be My Eyes was the winner of Tech4Good Accessibility Award in 2018, following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Bristol Braille and Barclays Bank. It's is
  • Mark.Gaddes | 01 May 2019
    When an AbilityNet volunteer arrives in your home to help you with your technology you can rest assured they will have extensive know-how. Many come from significant careers in the Information Technology (IT) sector, and bring with them years of experience, as is the case with Myles Pilling.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 30 Apr 2019
    Please note: the date for this webinar has passed - access the webinar recording and slide deck for the presentation from the free expert resources section of our website.Over the last few years advances in technology have opened up communication options for people with hearing loss and deafness,...
  • Jessica Doyle | 29 Apr 2019
    In the latest of our Hack in the Box series, Jessica Doyle looks at free, multiplatform and accessible word processors that have some great things to offer students with autism overcome some of their information processing barriers and unlock their full potential. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 25 Apr 2019
    It’s been a busy few weeks for the driverless car and a future where anyone can get around autonomously, regardless of disability or impairment, feels closer than ever...