• Robin.Christopherson | 18 Feb 2020
    The European Accessibility Act is all set to create an equal digital landscape for older and disabled people.There are an estimated 80 million Europeans with disabilities, and over 190 million older people.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 13 Feb 2020
    Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri are now part of our everyday lives. It’s as natural to talk to a device and receive a spoken (or on-screen) nugget of info, as it is to whip out our phone to check the weather, Google that thing or listen to music. A new project from the clever guys at MIT (...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 12 Feb 2020
    A Nissan LEAF all-electric vehicle, equipped with all the necessary sensors and systems for full autonomous driving, has just set a new UK record journey of 230 miles across our uniquely challenging mix of roads and traffic – signifying just how viable these technologies are for everyone who either...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 12 Feb 2020
    Three top tips for accessible procurement, and how to embed inclusive design in your product development process.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 05 Dec 2019
    Last week saw the enormously successful TechShare Pro 2019 conference and one of the most interesting and enlightening sessions was the expert panel concerning ‘The Carrots and the Sticks of Accessibility’; the carrots of course being the compelling ethical and business cases and the sticks being...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Sep 2019
    The Amazon Echo has been a useful tool for millions of households, with blind users above all loving its ability to easily provide information. That utility now extends to helping identify everyday groceries using the Echo Show's built-in camera.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 09 Sep 2019
    There was a time when the only option was to let our fingers do the talking. However, advances in speech technology mean that for people with visual, mobility or cognitive impairments it’s just as easy and effective to access technology with your voice. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 04 Sep 2019
    Have you heard of Remap? If the name sounds familiar, it might be that you noticed that one of our Digital Volunteer of the Year Award finalists at this year's Tech4Good Awards donates his professional skills at the charity. Read more about volunteer and Tech4Good finalist Robert Powell.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 02 Sep 2019
    During the recent Prime Day sales, I snagged me some Tiles. These handy little items help me find my keys, my phone or whatever else I don't want to lose - and they're nice and accessible too.Giving your things a Bluetooth boostTracking your things using Bluetooth tiles isn't a new thing - just new...
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Jul 2019
    A huge proportion of UK homes now have at least one Amazon Echo and for very good reason - they're super-useful. Many happy Echo owners, however, have never taken advantage of adding extra abilities to Alexa by enabling the many amazing skills she has available - 34,322 to be exact.

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