• 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. One project is with Penrith Library, which runs an outreach project that has accessed technology through the Digital Lifeline project spearheaded by the Department for Culture...
  • 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:
  • Sarah Botterill | 29 Mar 2021
    The European Union published the European Accessibility Act in 2019.Three years later, by the end of June 2025, those requirements must be implemented in the products and services being sold in the EU (See timeline below).EAA timeline7 June 2019The European Union publishes the European...
  • Sarah Botterill | 29 Mar 2021
    The European Accessibility Act promises a levelling up of access to digital products and services throughout Europe and beyond, but what is it?Our Q&A answers common questions about the EAA at-a-glance.What are the aims of The European Accessibility Act?The EAA aims to improve the flow of...
  • Sarah Botterill | 25 Mar 2021
    Tobii and Be My Eyes shared learnings on sustainable business at TechShare Pro 2020, including:
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Mar 2021
    Getting accessibility right demands an individual, human approach. So argued Christina Mallon, head of inclusive design and accessibility for global advertising firm Wunderman Thompson, at a fascinating session at TechShare Pro 2020. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 10 Mar 2021
    AbilityNet volunteers have given tech help as part of a digital support initiative for BAME households in Basildon, Essex to help learning from home during Covid-19. Uche Amechi from Ngi Igbo first contacted AbilityNet. Ngi Igbo is a charity that represents a particular community from South-eastern...