• Sarah Botterill | 03 Jun 2021
    Millions of homes now include smart devices such as smart speakers, doorbells, buttons and more. Combining smart devices can empower people to live independent lives.Here we present tips for setting up, using and adapting smart devices:
  • Sarah Botterill | 01 Jun 2021
    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the invaluable work by carers. For Carers Week 2021, 7-13 June, the theme is “Make Caring Visible and Valued”.We’re keen to embrace carers week and to recognise the work of carers.
  • Sarah Botterill | 26 May 2021
    How can technology help people live with dementia? AbilityNet discovered three innovative projects that support people through technology solutions on a recent webinar.Uniting them is the joy each brings to individuals and those who care for them. We heard from:
  • Sarah Botterill | 21 May 2021
    Leaders from Microsoft, Unilever and advertising giant WPP share their tips on accessibility. Learnings include:
  • Sarah Botterill | 08 May 2021
    National Volunteers' Week is 1 - 7 June 2021. We'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge "thank you" to the volunteers without who we couldn't provide support to thousands of older and disabled people every year.Here, Sarah Brain who manages our volunteers shares a letter thanking them. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 May 2021
    People receiving Universal Credit can get cheaper access to fibre broadband from June through BT’s Home Essentials broadband service. The service will be available exclusively to people on Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits.
  • Sarah Botterill | 28 Apr 2021
    AbilityNet is proud to be supporting Jennyruth workshops in its work, boosting confidence for people with learning disabilities by providing support with technology. Jennyruth workshops support adults with learning disabilities to create and sell handcrafted products.
  • Sarah Botterill | 27 Apr 2021
    AbilityNet is working in partnership to ensure adults with Learning Disabilities get access to technology in the community. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 11 Apr 2021
    AbilityNet’s volunteers are supporting a tablet roll-out into communities through collaboration in West Yorkshire. Aspire Creating Communities provides support to people over 55 near Huddersfield. The charity is the brainchild of CEO Susanna Shotter, a trained Occupational Therapist with a focus on...
  • Sarah Botterill | 03 Apr 2021
    Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer and VP for European Government Affairs on driving change from the inside. Learnings include:


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