Following today’s publication of a Work and Pensions Committee report on assistive technology (AT), leading digital inclusion charity AbilityNet is calling on the Government to raise awareness among employers and disabled people of the availability of mainstream accessibility technology.
Expert Resources: assistive technology
These are the items that relate to assistive technology found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
News | Apr 2018
Webinar | Apr 2018
This webinar focussed on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges, but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Blog Post | Dec 2016
You have been bought a nice piece of technology for Christmas. The problem is that you have no idea what to do next. Don't worry. We can help you! We specialise in helping disabled people and older people get the most of technology and assistive tech. See more on our ITCanHelp service and who else can help you make sense of your tech.
Blog Post | Jan 2016
We are spending more of our time in the workplace, at home and on the go using computers or mobile devices of some kind. For many of us, the daily routine starts with a compulsory check of our emails, the local weather report and a browse through our social media feeds on a smartphone or tablet, before we have even left the bedroom. Technology is on hand to make working life easier for employees with visual impairments. Robin Christopherson looks at how employers can provide support.
Blog Post | Oct 2013
We're back with our monthly blog. This time we're looking at what adaptive technology would be helpful for people with Cerebral Palsy. What is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which can cause difficulty with muscle control and movement. Additionally people with the condition may have difficulties with communication and they may have learning difficulties too.
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 | May 2013
One of the UK's highest causes of disability is a Stroke. This article looks at what assistive technology can help those who survive a stroke. What is a Stroke? A stroke can affect people in different ways. It is caused by a blockage when blood can’t get to the brain. As a result part of the brain dies so it may affect movement on one side of your body. If you spot the symptoms of a stroke which are FAST you should call 999 immediately:
Blog Post | May 2013
What is Parkinson's Disease, how does it affect people's lives and how can computer technology help?
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.