News and Blog

  • Joe Chidzik | 14 Sep 2018
    We often post about how good Apple is on accessibility, but a legal complaint against the company by a screenreader user last month has shown that even the biggest tech giants can fall foul of accessibility regulations and guidelines sometimes.
  • Alex.Barker | 04 Sep 2018
    This week (2 - 9 September 2018) is Fibromyalgia Awareness Week and we wanted to answer some questions we frequently get asked about how computers and digital technology can be adapted to help those with fibromyalgia and other similar conditions.
  • Marta Valle | 31 Aug 2018
    Project Silver is now in the making - new web accessibility guidelines (WCAG) for a new age. Find out what they involve and how everyone can help shape the accessibility of the web.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 30 Aug 2018
    Based upon an award-winning blind mobility and orientation system, Right-Hear is a service that is about to boost the confidence and choices of blind people out and about – well, actually indoors - in the UK.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 28 Aug 2018
    Smartspeaker ownership is growing rapidly. Already up 3% in 2018 to date, ownership of voice-activated speakers now stands at 8% of the adult UK population - with voice searches more generally also rising rapidly. The GOV.UK team have been working hard at bringing their information available online...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 23 Aug 2018
    Every year AbilityNet gives a Tech4Good Special Award to someone truly inspirational who captures the spirit of Tech4Good. This year, the award has been given to social media phenomenon 17-year-old Lewis Hine from Portsmouth. Three years ago he set up Friend Finder Official to help reduce isolation...
  • Sophie.Shearer | 16 Aug 2018
    September is coming and we all know what that means – the famously frantic freshers’ weeks are upon us! It might be your first time away from home or perhaps you’re just concerned about getting organised, or how you’re going to afford the weekly food bill.Every year, AbilityNet helps thousands of...
  • Sophie.Shearer | 16 Aug 2018
    It’s that time of year when staff and students are thinking about the start of the university term and Fresher’s Week. During this exciting time, it is important to consider access needs, provide support for people with a range of abilities and also to think carefully about student and staff mental...
  • Sophie.Shearer | 15 Aug 2018
    School’s out for summer, but along with lots of sunshine and fun it also means results day is looming! A- levels results day is today, Thursday 16th August and students all over the country are preparing to find out how they did in their exams. If you’re one of the lucky ones off to university it...
  • Sophie.Shearer | 15 Aug 2018
    Around this time every year there are thousands of people using Clearing to secure their university place, so you are not alone. The important thing to remember is that universities all over the country are currently focusing on one main thing: attracting new students just like you.