News and Blogs

  • Robin.Christopherson | 25 Apr 2019
    It’s been a busy few weeks for the driverless car and a future where anyone can get around autonomously, regardless of disability or impairment, feels closer than ever...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 23 Apr 2019
    You may think that the one group left out of the smartspeakers revolution is those with a hearing impairment. Well, thanks to the smart work done by those at the Alexa for Everyone team at Amazon (and one woman in particular) that's not the case. Alexa really is for everyone.
  • Alex.Barker | 23 Apr 2019
    This week is MS Awareness Week and we have done a round-up of the content we have available on our website for this often misunderstood condition.
  • Jessica Doyle | 18 Apr 2019
    AbilityNet caught up with Iain Wilson, one of our volunteers in the midlands, to get a first-hand perspective on how his own hearing impairment informs his experience helping others as an AbilityNet ITCanHelp Volunteer. 
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Apr 2019
    There are multiple communication options used by people who are deaf or who have hearing loss. And, in the last five years, advances in automatic speech recognition (ASR) have opened further options. In this blog, we explore some of the latest tech options for communication, leisure and education...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Apr 2019
    Writers and content editors want their work to be useful to readers. Equally, organisations want their content to be read and understood by as many people as possible.To make content useful and readable, it has to be easily understood by a large number of people, including those with disabilities....
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 09 Apr 2019
    We talk to the Down's Syndrome Association and blogger Leah Jones who has Down's syndrome about which technology is great for learning, fun and organisation for children and adults who have Down's syndrome
  • sarah.florence | 08 Apr 2019
    Webinar took place: 4th April 2019Despite the boom in video and social media images we all rely on written content to share information. But do you know how to make sure what you write is accessible to as many people as possible?Perfect for: content authors, website managers, communications...
  • Adam Tweed | 08 Apr 2019
    The Amazon Alexa was a device designed to give us a more convenient means of shopping, but have these faceless devices become a more important source of interaction and company for many people; disabled and non-disabled?
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Apr 2019
    If you encounter issues with authentication when you're using the internet, take 5 minutes to share your experience in a survey to help a researcher at Coventry University make a difference.