• 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? 
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Feb 2019
    AbilityNet's TechShare Pro 2018 event featured a popular session on organisational accessibility, with presenters from Barclays and Google. In this blog, David Caldwell, senior digital accessibility consultant, who presented for Barclays, gives some top tips on creating an accessible organisation.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Jan 2019
    At AbilityNet’s accessible technology event TechShare Pro 2018 on 30 November 2018, delegates heard how the theatre industry is working to create shows that can be more fully enjoyed by those with hearing or sight loss.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 14 Jan 2019
    It’s 25 years since the first audio described programme arrived on UK TV, believed to be Coronation Street. Last year more than 150,000 hours of television were broadcast with audio description in the UK - a big win for those who are blind or have sight loss. In addition, 2018 also saw the first...

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