• Sarah Botterill | 04 Jan 2021
    AbilityNet is working in partnership with the NHS and others to tackle digital exclusion and support people's mental health needs. We’re helping NHS Camden and Islington Foundation Trust (NHS Candi), which has worked to move its specialist Traumatic Stress Clinic online during Covid-19. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 03 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on the digital divide. We need a blueprint for change says Helen Milner, OBE, and Group Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Dec 2020
    Do you have to choose between doing good, and doing good business? The answer is a resounding ‘no’ from innovative businesses founded on accessible technology. Speaking at TechShare Pro 2020, leading business experts revealed:
  • Sarah Botterill | 16 Dec 2020
    What do the BBC, accessibility and the Tardis have in common?Fifteen years ago, the three combined in a meeting that helped jumpstart the BBC’s formal accessibility journey as accessibility lead Gareth Ford Williams told attendees. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Dec 2020
    An ageing population, technology and a global pandemic raise challenging questions about tomorrow’s workforce said experts at the Future of Ageing Conference 2020.
  • Sarah Botterill | 14 Dec 2020
    Older people have embraced technology during the pandemic; now tech companies must embrace them, say experts at the International Longevity Centre’s (ILC) Future of Ageing Conference 2020.  Older people have turned to tech during the health crisis, figures from EY reveal. “People over 55 are using...
  • Sarah Botterill | 07 Dec 2020
    Covid-19 exposes inequalities in a digital-first world, Accessibility Specialist Elisabeth Ward of Scope told conference attendees at TechShare Pro 2020. Ward, an upper body amputee from birth, outlined some of the barriers disabled people face in terms of attitudes, physical barriers – and in the...
  • Sarah Botterill | 06 Dec 2020
    Older people in Wiltshire can get support through technology from a project dubbed Click and Connect, led by Age UK in partnership with AbilityNet and Wiltshire Sight.
  • Sarah Botterill | 01 Dec 2020
    AbilityNet volunteer Gordon Curry has used Alexa to lighten the load of a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis and confined to bed. Gordon, from Northern Ireland, configured the virtual assistant so that the client can now control multiple devices at home, such as changing the TV channels and...
  • Sarah Botterill | 30 Nov 2020
    “I think that accessibility has never been more important than it is today,” said Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft, speaking at TechShare Pro 2020.