• Saba Salman | 08 Aug 2021
    People with learning disabilities are getting a boost to wellbeing thanks to tablets received through Stoke-on-Trent City Council and tech help from AbilityNet.More than 100 people received devices, and digital skills support after the council applied for the government’s Digital Lifeline Fund....
  • Saba Salman | 06 Aug 2021
    When Jameela moved house a few weeks ago, she could shop online and furnish her new flat thanks to a national project encouraging digital skills among people with learning disabilities.“I bought a new cooker, fridge and freezer online, and I got new lights for my flat,” says the 59-year-old trans...
  • Saba Salman | 06 Aug 2021
    Cumbrian charity, Chrysalis, which supports adults with learning disabilities, has enabled significant changes by helping people incorporate accessible technology into their leisure activities.
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Leannda Ward is pretty tech-savvy. The 30-year-old, who was born blind, has used digital devices since she was a child. During the lockdown, she even got herself some DJ CD decks and started mixing music at home in North East Lincolnshire. 
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    The first thing Stacey Webb did with the new tablet she got through the government’s Digital Lifeline Fund was a web search for her sister’s birthday gift.AbilityNet is helping support people with learning disabilities to make the most of the devices they receive through the national scheme.During...
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Access to a tablet is bringing the pick of the pops to Susan Russell, 50, from Bromsgrove, who received a device through the UK government's Digital Lifeline scheme.AbilityNet is helping to support people like Susan, who has a learning disability.
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Janet Groves admits feeling nervous getting started with the tablet she received via the government’s Digital Lifeline Fund, set up to help people with learning disabilities.“I knew nothing about them - I was nervous,” says the 58-year-old from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. “It felt strange,” she...