• Jessica Doyle | 13 Jun 2019
    Apps that deliver low-level ambient or ‘white noise’ can increase creativity, focus, and productivity, according to a study by the Journal of Consumer Research.
  • Jessica Doyle | 11 Jun 2019
    The number of disabled students enrolling in university are increasing each year, and recent figures reveal that an estimated 1 in 10 students have a known disability. 
  • Jessica Doyle | 07 Jun 2019
    “Having Tourette’s Syndrome has made me a kinder and more conscientious person who is open and willing to take time to get to know others as individuals.
  • Jessica Doyle | 07 Jun 2019
    As of 2017, almost every undergraduate student (95%) owns either a laptop or a smartphone. Most students today are digital natives; technology is no longer just a convenience, it is a necessity and an inevitability, fully ingrained into every aspect of life, including higher education. 
  • Jessica Doyle | 23 May 2019
    1 in 6 university students are hearing impaired. Spoken information is an integral part of learning, whether you’re being taught in a lecture, discussing in a seminar or collaborating in a group project, the barriers hearing impaired students face are clear to see.
  • Jessica Doyle | 22 May 2019
    Disabled Students’ Allowance is a UK Government grant which provides personalised support to disabled students in Higher Education. The extra support is designed to ensure a level playing field for disabled students and can range from study support, specialist equipment, travel allowance and more.
  • Jessica Doyle | 15 May 2019
    According to a 2018 survey conducted by non-profit organization Jisc, one in five students use assistive or adaptive technologies, often by choice rather than necessity. What this tells us is that accessible technology is not exclusively a disability issue, but rather a requirement of a diverse...
  • Jessica Doyle | 14 May 2019
    Whether you’re working on a group report, planning your next holiday or creating a revision timetable, the ability to stay on top of our digital life is important for not only succeeding, but maintaining a healthy mental wellbeing. However, organisation, processing information, sensory overload and...
  • Jessica Doyle | 10 May 2019
    It is an acknowledged problem that university well-being services are over-stretched, under-resourced and unable to accommodate all students in a timely fashion. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a UK government grant which can provide alternative, personalised support to level the playing...
  • Jessica Doyle | 03 May 2019
    Here at AbilityNet our mission is to help to create a world in which digital services are equally accessible to all. An important part of achieving this mission is My Computer My Way, our online resource which provides easy to follow step by step instructions on how to turn on the inbuilt...