News and Blog

  • Catherine.Grinyer | 18 Jun 2018
    The finalists have been announced for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2018 – an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Sponsored by BT, they are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK...
  • Mark.Walker | 15 Jun 2018
    We're very proud to say Robin Christopherson and Mark Walker were at Downing Street yesterday (Thursday 14 June) for a Breakfast Briefing about assistive technology as part of London Tech Week.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 14 Jun 2018
    Last month AbilityNet (AN) had the opportunity to interview Ian Hamilton (IH) - an accessibility specialist and advocate working to raise the bar for accessibility in the games industry. Prior to accessibility, his background was in design and UX but for the last ten years Ian has specialised in...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 12 Jun 2018
    SpecialEffect, the charity which won the T4G AbilityNet Accessibility Award in 2014, has developed new software called EyeMine for the hugely popular video game Minecraft which enables people with limited mobility to play the game using just their eyes. This eye gaze technology means a whole new...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Jun 2018
    This week saw Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote event where the company revealed everything we can expect to see in the new operating systems come Autumn; iOS 12, watch OS 5, tv OS 12 and mac OS Mojave. Siri has some new capabilities and one, in particular, should give those...
  • Mark.Gaddes | 07 Jun 2018
    We asked our Accessibility and Usability Consultants to share their thoughts about accessibility in gaming.Like most digital sectors the championing of inclusive design in video games has been ongoing and becoming more prominent in recent years. Companies such as EA (Electronic Arts) have for some...
  • Mark.Gaddes | 06 Jun 2018
    We've focussed our comms this month on accessibility in gaming. You're likely aware of the increase in popularity of video games in the last few years, particularly with the availability of games on mobile devices. However you might not know that an estimated 52% of the online population play games...
  • Mark.Gaddes | 05 Jun 2018
    Together with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) we held an event for our volunteers at IBM Southbank in London on Friday 1 June - the start of Volunteers Week. There were around 120 attendees from across the two charities at the event, which was all about celebrating the great...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 24 May 2018
    AbilityNet has taken part in the UK Government’s consultation on new digital accessibility laws for public sector websites and apps.
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 23 May 2018
    Together with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) we are holding an event for tech volunteers at IBM Southbank in London on Friday 01 June, the start of Volunteers Week. Around 50 tech volunteers from each charity will attend the day, which is all about celebrating the great work...