2 in every 1,000 young people (under the age of 25) have vision impairment in the UK and with future stats showing this number is likely to continue to rise with around 4.1 million people with sight loss in the UK by 2050. It’s important for us to invest thought and time in to alternative ways we can use technology to enhance education for students with visual impairment.
Expert Resources: apps
These are the items that relate to apps found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Nov 2018
Blog Post | Jul 2018
Kicking bad habits or establishing new ones is not a piece of cake, but we believe you can make these changes. Plus it can be fun with the help of some handy apps.
Blog Post | May 2018
It’s not easy staying on top of our to do lists but luckily there is a choice of apps that can help. If you’re looking to stay organised or just get a grip on your social life, you’re looking in the right place.
Blog Post | May 2018
AbilityNet accessibility blogger Robin Christopherson is excited by three incredible and fully accessible iOS apps that help with speedy typing, finding and ‘pinning’ interesting items for later and efficient audio editing.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
It's the time of year when students at every level of education exams are getting pretty serious about revision and exam preparation. We all have our own unique ways of managing the stress that exams can bring, but don’t forget technology can be a complete game changer.
Blog Post | Mar 2018
With more things vying for our attention these days we all may increasingly struggle to stay focused particularly in education. We discuss apps that can help.
Blog Post | Feb 2018
We use technology to enhance our lives every day by shopping online, keeping up to date with friends and making travel plans, but have you thought about using apps to look after your mental health?
Webinar | Jan 2015
AbilityNet recently accredited Barclays' latest version of its Mobile Banking App - the first time our accessibility accreditation has been given to an app. The app was re-launched in late 2014 to provide full banking services to millions of Barclays customers via their smartphones and tablets. This webinar explains the process behind the development of the app, which has been completely redesigned, with accessibility built in at every stage.
Blog Post | 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,
Factsheet | Nov 2012
Selected by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet.