• Claudia.Cahalane | 11 Jun 2019
    There are often barriers to using technology for older or disabled people. But with just a bit of advice and time, technology, and the world, can become more accessible.Every week, AbilityNet and RNIB send skilled and talented volunteers out in to the community to advise and support disabled or...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 28 May 2019
    There are misconceptions that people with a visual impairment rarely engage with TV. This is simply not true. Improvements in TV hardware and software, along with audio description (AD) mean there's increasingly more potential for people without sight or limited sight to enjoy TV. In this blog we...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 15 May 2019
    How is the world becoming more digitally inclusive and where does digital access need to improve? Find out what AbilityNet is doing to share knowledge on Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 08 May 2019
    The WebAIM analysis of the accessibility of the top one million home pages indicates that less than 1% of website home pages are likely to meet standard accessibility requirements. The US charity WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) offers some disappointing figures for those who care about making...
  • 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
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Mar 2019
    Ben Watson, Accessible Information Adviser at the University of Kent, talks about the journey to creating a more inclusive learning environment with support from Jisc. 
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Mar 2019
    As we mark International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter, it's almost incredible to think that nearly 60 years ago, Dame Stephanie Shirley founded the FTSE 250 technology company Xansa (now Steria) with the goal of creating more jobs in tech for women. Out of her first 300 employees, 297 were...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 28 Feb 2019
    With World Radio Day on our radar in February, AbilityNet chatted to stars of the radio world who are blind or have sight loss about life on air and behind the mixing decks. How has the accessibility of radio technology changed over the years and what do they love about their work?