News and Blogs

  • 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.
  • Annie Mannion | 08 Jan 2020
    Do you have ideas about how London's public transport can made more accessible? Provide your feedback to the London Assembly Transport Committee by Friday, 17 January 2020.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 03 Jan 2020
    Learning accessibility considerations can help your organisation to shift left, preventing issues which can otherwise be costly to fix, both in terms of time and resources. Plus adhering to best practice will improve the user experience for everyone, including those with diverse access needs.
  • Sarah Botterill | 30 Dec 2019
    Fitness trackers are increasingly popular as a means of keeping active. Here are top tips for setting up, and troubleshooting if you’ve been gifted one this Christmas.Fitness trackers are big business. Fitbit is still arguably the market leader although the Apple Watch is hot on its heels.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Dec 2019
    Read about Verizon Media's (responsible for Yahoo!, AOL and HuffPost) work to ensure its content is as accessible as possible. Sam Soloway, the company's accessibility lab manager tells us about Verizon's testing labs for users and staff to try sites with assitive technology; and she explains all...
  • Adam Tweed | 18 Dec 2019
    As we enter 2020 we review an incredible world of technology, which includes machine learning, voice assistants the rise of smartphones and the advent of smart homes. There have been some incredible innovations. We highlight our top 10 assistive (AT) of the decade.
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Dec 2019
    Connecting to other people who’ve had a stroke is an invaluable source of support. We explore online support groups, and how to find a group near you.
  • Guest Blogger | 17 Dec 2019
    Colin Hughes campaigns to make technology more accessible and affordable for disabled people and is a regular contributor to Aestumanda
  • Annie Mannion | 12 Dec 2019
    Matthew Deeprose, VLE Manager at the University of Southampton shares a method he is using both to ensure colour choices are accessible and inline with an institutional brand.
  • Adam Tweed | 12 Dec 2019
    Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and the potential for the emergence of (unintended) bias towards disabled people was the topic of discussion at the Techshare Pro 2019 panel on “Ethics, Machine Learning and Disabilities” which was chaired by AbilityNet’s Abi James and included...