News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 01 Jul 2014
    I've just done a webinar on a subject that's close to our hearts at AbilityNet, which "How to change your computer accessibility settings without spending money". It was a great success. After all, no-one likes spending money if they don't have to, do they? I always try to refer people to My...
  • Mark.Walker | 01 Jul 2014
    Did you know that you don't have to be registered disabled to claim a grant that can cover the cost of extra equipment and learning support?
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Jun 2014
    Few people realise that paying attention to accessibility can deliver real SEO dividends. A recent AbilityNet webinar offered top tips on getting SEO dividends from accessible websites and other digital content.
  • 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...