This webinar focussed on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges, but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Expert Resources: autism
These are the items that relate to autism found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Webinar | Apr 2018
News | Apr 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in April we'll be focussing on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Make sure you register to secure your place, even if unable to attend, as you'll receive details about when recordings will be made available to watch.
News | Mar 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in the coming months we will be hosting two free webinars to share the latest news from the sector. Our first webinar in March will focus on 'What's new in WCAG 2.1' and will look at the new success criteria from the recent WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 release.
Blog Post | Oct 2017
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is empowering people with physical disabilities, allowing them to take charge of their own lives but it’s also having a surprising impact on people with neuro-diverse conditions like autism. It’s easy to generalise about people on the autism spectrum; they like consistency, take things literally and like routine. AI and computer personal assistants, like Alexa, love these things too. They are built to provide consistency. They don’t (yet) understand sarcasm and they like logic, a lot.
Blog Post | Oct 2016
The next generation of smart digital devices will know what you're feeling, which could have a huge benefit for people with disabilities.
Blog Post | Apr 2016
How can computers help people with autism? To mark World Autism Awareness Week we asked Jamie Knight, senior accessibility specialist in UX&D at the BBC, who is autistic himself, about the tech he finds useful in his daily life.
Factsheet | Jun 2012
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. People with autism can often have accompanying learning disabilities. Asperger’s syndrome is a condition at the higher functioning end of the autistic spectrum. People with Asperger’s syndrome do not usually have the accompanying learning disabilities associated with autism.