News and Blogs

  • Mark.Gaddes | 01 Jul 2019
    The UK Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations became law in 2018 and created a range of new responsibilities for universities, HE (higher education) institutions and other public sector bodies. This series of workshops provides an opportunity for you to learn new accessibility skills and focus...
  • Jessica Doyle | 28 Jun 2019
    The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), is a UK Government grant which provides support to disabled students in higher education, playing a huge role in breaking down barriers and levelling the playing field. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Jun 2019
    Last week was a good week for accessibility. Thursday 19 June saw the 10th anniversary of blind access to the iPhone and the day after finally saw Alexa calling to landline and mobile phones come to an Echo near you. For those with a motor or dexterity impairment (including those who are completely...
  • Jessica Doyle | 24 Jun 2019
    “I didn't realise quite how much value this could add to my life" - JamesPeople with dyslexia make up around 10% of the UK population, according to the British Dyslexia Association. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 20 Jun 2019
    10 years ago this week (19 June 2009) Apple introduced it’s screen-reading solution for blind iPhone users. Since then VoiceOver has grown up into a really powerful tool - giving access to all aspects of the iPhone and many millions of apps. Now, however, VoiceOver has really come of age and Apple...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Jun 2019
    On Thursday 27 June at 1pm, AbilityNet’s experts will be offering a free webinar for companies, charities, public sector bodies and anyone else who is interested in making their website more accessible. And offering information on what to include in your site's Accessibility Help page to ensure you...
  • Alex.Barker | 20 Jun 2019
    Friday June 21st marks Motor Neuron Disease Awareness Day and we take a look at how technology might help someone who has MND and might be struggling to use a mobile phone.A diagnosis of a condition such as MND is life changing and there are probably a million and one things to consider. One of the...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Jun 2019
    AbilityNet look at some of the technology options that universities can use to make their materials and courses more accessible to disabled students, from lecture capture to My Study My Way
  • Mark.Gaddes | 18 Jun 2019
    Across the UK AbilityNet has a network of 300+ friendly, disclosure checked volunteers who provide IT (information technology) support to older and disabled people through home visits and remote support. Last week, at an event organised by AbilityNet and the Royal National Institute of Blind People...
  • Adam Tweed | 14 Jun 2019
    For Chris Hughes, founder of Estendio and creator of Present Pal; presentations were his nemesis at university. Chris has dyslexia and as a result of the difficulties he experienced, he created Present Pal, presentation support software that enables you to deliver a more confident and prepared...