News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 03 Sep 2013
    Millions of people around the world suffer from dyslexia. AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer Alex Barker looks at how the condition affects people and some of the ways that computer technology may help people with dyslexia.
  • kat.upton | 21 Aug 2013
    Smartphones open up a whole new world to people with visual impairments. In this blog AbilityNet's Head of Fundraising Rory Field talks about his experience with Fleksy, an app designed to make texting easier. Hi there,
  • Alex.Barker | 07 Aug 2013
    This blog post is part of a series that answers on some of the most common requests on our free advice and information helpline. This one looks at how technology can help people with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • Alex.Barker | 26 Jul 2013
    AbilityNet staff have completed a national qualification in volunteer management to support their work with a network of over 8,000 volunteers with IT skills. This will help them support the continued growth of the volunteer network, who help meets the IT needs of charities and disabled people....
  • Mark.Walker | 09 Jul 2013
    The winners of this year’s Technology4Good Awards were announced by broadcaster Mariella Frostrup at a glittering Awards Ceremony hosted by BT on 4 July.
  • josie.ray | 27 Jun 2013
    Abilitynet's ITCanHelp service provides IT support to disabled people in their homes and Bob Twitchen has been a central figure in its development for many years. It became part of AbilityNet last year but Bob and his colleagues have spent almost 20 years setting up and running this service...
  • anu.dhami | 20 Jun 2013
    Mariella Frostrop will announce the winners at this year's Technology4Good Awards Ceremony in early July. Twenty-four finalists have been chosen by a panel of experts who will now decide who wins the eight Awards, but you can have a say now by voting in the T4G People's Award. You can vote on the...
  • anu.dhami | 20 Jun 2013
    The whole world is going mobile, but what does it mean for accessibility? The latest of AbilityNet's free accessibility webinars will review some of the opportunities and potential problems that mobile and tablet devices provide when thinking about how to reach every customer on every platform. It'...
  • anu.dhami | 20 Jun 2013
    Celebrity Tweeter Stephen Fry, AbilityNet’s Patron Martha Lane Fox and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster were amongst the thousands of people who got behind AbilityNet's Look No Hands! campaign in May. The campaign was a fun way of raising awareness about how disabled people use everyday technology and...
  • kat.upton | 17 May 2013
    As part of our Look No Hands! Campaign this blog looks at Motor Neurone Disease and what assistive technology can be life changing for people with MND.