News and Blog

  • 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.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Aug 2016
    The Rio 2016 Olympics website fails to achieve good practice on numerous accessibility and inclusivity levels, the AbilityNet team has found.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 18 Aug 2016
    AbilityNet’s Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson has been awarded the Tech4Good Special Award for his outstanding personal contribution to inclusive technology.  Robin is an inspirational speaker and a global expert on inclusive and accessible digital design - changing the lives of...
  • Alex.Barker | 17 Aug 2016
    Back pain is a term that encompasses lots of different conditions, which might include chronic conditions such as arthritis or temporary conditions such as a pulled muscle in your back. According to Bupa, one in three people will have back pain at some time of our life. When it comes to computing...
  • 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