Shopping online for those Christmas dinner essentials is needlessly difficult for disabled people, concludes a new 'State of the enation' report by AbilityNet. Testers with a range of conditions from blindness and low vision to learning difficulties, shopped for a turkey, a Christmas pudding and a dozen crackers at the five top online food retailers using both website and mobile apps (where available).
Expert Resources: accessibility
These are the items that relate to accessibility found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
News | Dec 2013
Blog Post | Sep 2013
Prof. Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognisable people on the planet, partly because of his synthesised speech. As well as featuring in the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics he's so famous that he's played himself in The Simpsons four times! But what is the technology behind that voice? AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson looks at how Professor Hawking controls his computer, as well as some of the advances that are on the horizon which may help him continue to push the boundaries of scientific thinking.
Blog Post | Sep 2013
AbilityNet recommends that every site should have an Accessibility help page. Whether you have a fully accessible site or not they provide a useful stepping stone on a user journey, they offer practical help to your customers and show them that you have thought about their needs. As a minimum we recommend that they include:
News | May 2013
AbilityNet is hosting a free event in London to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2013. Inclusive Design: Where Accessibility Meets Usability will feature speakers including Robin Christopherson and Julie Howell, followed by a panel that includes Jeremy Keith, Ian Hamilton and Meera Pankhania.
News | Mar 2013
AbilityNet is the UK's leading expert on digital accessibility working with some of the UK's largest companies to deliver digital content and services that reach every customer on every platform. We also work with a network of over 6,000 IT professionals, who provide IT support to charities and not for profits through our AbilityNet iT4Communities service. In 2013 we are offering all our volunteers a series of free webinars to help them deliver the same high quality accessible solutions to the charities we support, as well as influencing the work they do in their day job.
News | Oct 2012
News | Oct 2012
AbilityNet Head of Digital Inclusion Robin Christopherson spoke at Future of Web Apps in London on 16 October 2012 - here's a quick preview of one part of his talk. UPDATE: You can read Robin's speaker notes from FOWA London 2012 on this site
News | May 2012
Entries for this year's Technology4Good Awards close at midnight on Friday 18 May. The Awards celebrate the hard work of the many people who use computers and the internet to make the world a better place. They are organised by AbilityNet and BT and sponsored by a range of businesses charities, including Barclaycard, Microsoft and UK online centres.
News | Apr 2012
Leading price comparison websites are letting down disabled and older people by ignoring basic web accessibility guidelines, according to e-accessibility expert, Abili
News | Feb 2012
BTL Group Ltd is delighted to announce that accessible e-Assessment content, created using the Surpass® Assessment Platform, has been awarded ‘Accredited Plus’ by the UK‘s leading pan-disability charity, AbilityNet. Achieving ‘Accredited Plus’ demonstrates that the Surpass® Assessment Platform can be used to create and deliver highly accessible e-Assessments.