News and Blog

  • Robin.Christopherson | 21 Mar 2016
    Happy 10th birthday Twitter. Here's our top 10 run down on how happy (or unhappy) you've made people with disabilities in the past decade.
  • Mark.Walker | 16 Mar 2016
    Nominations are open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 – our annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body with a base in the UK.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Mar 2016
    A raft of new internet accessibility work by Microsoft will make the web user-experience for people with disabilities far smoother and more sophisticated. AbilityNet has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft, including user-testing its products for more than a decade. It's clear the company...
  • Alex.Barker | 04 Mar 2016
    Yesterday was University Mental Health day and our social media feeds are full of  posts about events  going on around the country at different universities. AbilityNet is proud to support this day because we realise that mental health and physical health and equally important.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 29 Feb 2016
    Now in our 6th year, the Tech4Good Awards, sponsored by BT, have highlighted over 130 individuals and organisations across the country, who have all shown innovative and exciting ways of using technology to make the world a better place.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 28 Feb 2016
    Monday 29 February is International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. The charity RSI Action estimates that Repetitive Strain Injury accounts for 3.2 million days lost, or an average of nearly 17 days absence from work for each person with the condition. Check our experts top tips for...
  • Alex.Barker | 19 Feb 2016
    February is the coldest month statistically and spending all day working when your fingers feel tingly, sore and numb can be miserable. Ability Net looks at ways people with Raynaud's Phenomenon can work more easily.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 09 Feb 2016
    Discriminating against your employees with dyslexia has been against the law since the first disability discrimination legislation was introduced over 20 years ago. But it's in the news today as a result of Starbucks employee Meseret Kumulchew winning her disability discrimination case.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 03 Feb 2016
    Around 90% of jobs nowadays have some sort of technology involved. Your job might involve using a desktop computer or laptop, a telephone, cash register or some kind of handheld device such as a credit card machine. The possibilities, like the array of devices and software, are endless. Technology...
  • Alex.Barker | 02 Feb 2016
    We get lots of calls about lots of different subjects here at AbilityNet.  However I took one last week that I thought might be worth highlighting.  A careers advisor in the south of England had a request from the local employment service regarding a client with severe dyslexia. To receive...