News and Blogs

  • Annie Mannion | 04 Feb 2020
    This webinar will focus on how you can ensure you procure accessible solutions for your needs from external suppliers. You’ll learn how Leeds Trinity University has been developing processes for working with partners to ensure online accessibility.
  • Sarah Botterill | 29 Jan 2020
    If you - or a loved one - have had a stroke then you'll know that it can impact in a number of ways. For example, stroke is the commonest form of aphasia. People who are affected by aphasia, have trouble with the four main ways that we understand and use language, including reading, listening,...
  • Alex.Barker | 28 Jan 2020
    AbilityNet's advice and information officer, Alex Barker, answers some of the commonly asked questions about stroke and technologyImagine for a moment that you were unable to use one side of your body. Your foot, leg, arm, or hand stop working. It could be temporary or permanent. 
  • Guest Blogger | 27 Jan 2020
    Verizon Media's Samantha Soloway opened day two of TechShare Pro 2019 speaking about Verizon Media's experiential learning approach to accessibility and how they utilise their Accessibility Labs to increase awareness and understanding of the diverse needs of their users. Here, she reflects on her...
  • Guest Blogger | 17 Jan 2020
    SCULPT is a new way to remember the basics of web accessibility, developed within Higher Education, but of value to anyone who needs to share.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 16 Jan 2020
    In this piece we hear from Apple and Amazon whose homemade shows are leading the way in audio description. And, UK TV providers talk about their improvements to audio description in 2019 as well as plans for the future.
  • Alex.Barker | 16 Jan 2020
    AbilityNet provides a selection of top tips for adjustments that can help create an accessible workplace.
  • Annie Mannion | 13 Jan 2020
    Abi James, principal digital accessibility consultant at AbilityNet, will be speaking at this year's BETT Education Technology show at London's ExCel centre. 
  • Mark.Gaddes | 10 Jan 2020
    We look at how accessible gaming is being brought to the masses with organisations investing in accessibility education and know how. This following an Accessibility Gaming session at the sold out TechShare Pro 2019 conference.
  • Sarah Botterill | 08 Jan 2020
    Researchers have developed a virtual reality world, which can help stroke survivors suffering from aphasia (a range of speech, language and communication problems).The multi-user virtual work allows people with aphasia to practise their speech and to establish social connections.