• 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. Helen spoke to AbilityNet's Head of Marketing and Communications during TechShare Pro 2020. We review their conversation in this Q&A. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 16 Dec 2020
    What do the BBC, accessibility and the Tardis have in common?Fifteen years ago, the three combined to help jumpstart the BBC’s accessibility journey as accessibility lead Gareth Ford Williams explains. “I was told to go in and meet Robin Christopherson [AbilityNet’s head of Digital Inclusion]. We...
  • 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 | 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 | 24 Nov 2020
    Creating a network of accessibility champions is key to embedding a culture of accessibility, say leaders:
  • Sarah Botterill | 24 Nov 2020
    Thanks to everyone who joined our AbilityNet webinar on How to spot a scam and avoid it. Unfortunately, we couldn't answer all the Q&A during the session and so here is a brief Q&A based on the questions that came through. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 21 Nov 2020
    At Google's London HQ in 2019 TechShare Pro as abuzz with excitement as accessibility leaders called on businesses to embrace Inclusive Design, innovation and cultural change.