News and Blogs

  • callum.grantham | 20 May 2015
    We're delighted to share the news that both AbilityNet and our Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson, have been nominated in separate categories for the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 awards. Make sure you cast your vote before the end of May.
  • Mark.Walker | 14 May 2015
    Leading UK web hosting company, LCN.com has launched a 1p web hosting campaign to raise £15,000 for AbilityNet. The fully-featured web hosting package usually costs £50 for just a penny and customers are encouraged to donate the savings they make to AbilityNet.
  • Mark.Walker | 01 May 2015
    AbilityNet conducted industry standard tests on all seven of the main party websites, including checking the code, disabled user testing and manual checks for best practice. The results are bleak for disabled people as none of the websites tested achieved legal compliance and many of our testers...
  • Alex.Barker | 29 Apr 2015
    Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t use one side of your body.  Your foot, leg, arm, or hand all stop working - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently.  This is how a stroke might affect you. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, or is blocked. It also might affect...
  • Mark.Walker | 24 Apr 2015
    A survey conducted by AbilityNet shows that most people think that wearable tech like the Apple Watch could have health benefits for all, including disabled people. But the future of those devices will depend on companies such as Apple addressing deep-seated concerns about who will have access to...
  • Mark.Walker | 23 Apr 2015
    Tech4Good Awards celebrate the businesses, charities, schools and others who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entries close on 8 May so you have two weeks to enter.
  • callum.grantham | 13 Apr 2015
    AbilityNet is running a series of workplace webinars to help anyone with an interest in assisting disabled people in the workplace, including HR professionals, managers, occupational health professionals, colleagues, advisers, friends and IT staff.
  • Alex.Barker | 26 Mar 2015
    If you had told me in 1985 that by the year 2015 you could control your computer just by using your voice I would have looked at you in a very strange way. But in 2015 it’s no fantasy, and voice control is a very valuable tool for people with a range of disabilities and impairments.
  • Mark.Walker | 13 Mar 2015
    Author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has died at the age of 66, was an AbilityNet Patron, a power user of voice recognition software and raised awareness of the impact of Alzheimer's.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 12 Mar 2015
    Google's new No CAPTCHA re CAPTCHA solutions brings the problem of website security and spam attacks down to one simple question and tickbox; “Are you a robot?” But has it solved the accessibility conundrum?