• Sarah Botterill | 30 Mar 2020
    In this time of social isolation, technology can help us keep in touch with loved ones, especially those who are older and vulnerable.For those who haven’t grown up in the technological age, technology may feel as if it’s a barrier as well as a help.
  • Sarah Botterill | 26 Mar 2020
    Many people are now working from home for the first time. Check out our ten tips for overcoming any additional barriers you face if you are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Mar 2020
    In a time when you might not be able to visit family, you can use the WhatsApp app to set up a family group to stay in touch, and as a way of making a video call. The messaging app is the most widely used in the world. It is accessible and inclusive, according to RNIB. WhatsApp works with Talkback...
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Mar 2020
    Technology can help to reduce loneliness and social isolation. Here are some tips for older and disabled people, or those in a period of forced isolationPeople can feel lonely and isolated for a number of reasons. Scope found that half of working age disabled people “always or often” feel lonely...
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Mar 2020
    World Book Day #worldbookday is March 5 2020. To Celebrate AbilityNet rounds up some of the best free websites for audiobooks and ebooks. We look at audiobooks and ebooks from RNIB, on Alexa and from BBS Sounds among others.
  • Sarah Botterill | 04 Mar 2020
    The NHS is still largely paper-powered, and that is excluding people with disabilities says AbilityNet’s Accessibility and Usability Consultant Adi Latif.
  • Sarah Botterill | 01 Mar 2020
    On International Women’s Day (March 8) we celebrate inspiring female leaders in web accessibility and digital inclusion. It’s particularly apt given this year’s theme is “an equal world, is an empowered world,” resonating with our mission of a digital world accessible to all. 
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • 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.