AbilityNet Live! Free events about technology and disability

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AbilityNet is a series of live online events to help share useful information for disabled people and their carers and employers.

See below for details, as well as recordings of past events


    Free webinar: How AI can help disabled people

    • On Wednesday 17 April at 1pm BST

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    Free webinar: Dementia and simple tech tweaks that can help

    • On Wednesday 10 July at 1pm BST

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    Past events

    View a recording of the event, plus slides and notes including 

     Tips for using tech at home

    Digital discovery at any age: your guide to the online world

    • Delivered Wednesday 28 February 

    Tech Tools for Dyslexia at work, in education and at home

    • Delivered Tuesday 3 October 2023

    Top tips for boosting your digital skills

    • Delivered Tuesday 12 September 2023

    How volunteering can benefit you or your organisation

    • Delivered Tuesday 6 June 2023

    Multiple Sclerosis: How technology can support you

    • Delivered Tuesday 25 April 2023

    Top tips for how tech can help with hearing loss

    • Delivered Tuesday 20 September 2022

    Cost of living crisis and how digital can help

    • Delivered Tuesday 20 September 2022

    Technology to help people with sight loss - with RNIB and Envision

    • Delivered Tuesday 28 June 2022

    How technology can help people with Parkinson's

    • Delivered 8 March 2022

    Top tips for dyslexia and technology

    • Delivered 5 October 2021

    Smart homes, tech tips for independent living at home

    • Delivered 01 June 2021

    Technology and dementia: a creative approach

    • Delivered 1pm, 25 May 2021

    Technology help for people with learning disabilities

    • Delivered 1pm, 27 April 2021

    Tablets for seniors, keep in touch with loved ones during Covid-19

    • Delivered, 26 January 2021

    How to spot an online scam and avoid it: Stay safe online

    • Delivered 24 November 2020

    Using tech to tackle loneliness and isolation

    • Delivered 30 June 2020

    Meeting neurodiverse needs during the pandemic

    • Delivered 16 June 2020

    Working with neurodiversity, is the new normal here to stay?

    • Delivered 09 June 2020

    How disabled people can use Alexa and other smart speakers to stay connected

    • Delivered 19 May

    How to take care of your mental health while working or studying from home

    • Delivered 12 May 2020

    How to access online learning to stay motivated and learn new skills

    • Delivered 5 May 2020

    How to stay safe online

    • Delivered 27 April 2020

    How to find local support groups online

    • Delivered 14 April 2020

    How to run accessible online meetings - Zoom, Teams and more

    • Delivered 8 April 2020

    How tech can help you stay connected 

    • Delivered 7 April 2020

    Digital accessibility tips

    Free webinar: Building Your Accessibility Capability: In-house Skills vs External Suppliers

    • Delivered: Tuesday 19 March 2024

    Free webinar: What's new in WCAG 2.2 

    • Delivered: Wednesday 31 January 2024

    Free webinar: Attitudes to accessibility are changing - a global perspective

    • Delivered: Tuesday 31 October 2023

    Free webinar: How will Artificial Intelligence change accessibility testing?

    • Delivered: Tuesday 26th September 2023

    Free webinar: How to improve accessibility in procurement

    • Delivered: Tuesday 27th June 2023

    Free webinar: Inclusive employee experience in the finance and insurance sector with Lloyds Banking Group

    • Delivered: Tuesday 28 March 2023

    Don't disable me: how organisational culture and equipment enables inclusion

    • Delivered: Tuesday 18 October 2022

    How accessibility improves SEO

    • Delivered Tuesday 27 September 2022

    Inclusive and Accessible Learning and Working in a Post Covid World

    • Delivered Tuesday 19 July 2022

    How leaders can build a culture of empathy

    • Delivered 24 May 2022 

    Employee support and adjustments in the age of Covid

    • Delivered 26 April 2022

    Don't disable me: How you can avoid creating barriers for disabled people

    • Declivered 8 February 2022

    How to get online for FREE or at a low-cost: digital divide

    • Delivered 17 January 2022

    How to recognise and promote a neurodiverse workforce

    • Delivered 14 December 2021

    How to create an inclusive workplace

    • Delivered 28 September 2021

    The Business Case for Accessibility

    • Delivered 20 July 2021

    Introduction to digital accessibility

    • Delivered 01 July 2021

    How to excel at inclusive onboarding and induction in the workplace

    • Delivered 29 June 2021

    Dementia-friendly design, expert tips for accessible websites

    • Delivered 18 May 2021

    How to do inclusive, accessible recruitment 

    • Delivered 2 March 2021

    How to do accessible social media

    • Delivered 20 October 2020

    How technology can help people with dyslexia

    • Delivered 29 September 2020

    Accessibility Anti-Patterns

    • Delivered 18 August 2020

    Accessible design tips for a competitive edge

    • Delivered 14 July 2020

    Accessibility Insights with key practitioners working in accessibility

    Accesssibility Insights with David Padmore and Matt Simpson of ITV

    • Tuesday 13 December 2022

    Accessibility Insights with Natalie Tucker of Spotify

    • Tuesday 1 November 2022

    Accessibility Insights with Heather Dowdy of Netflix

    • Date: Tuesday 04 October 2022

    Accessibility Insights with Hector Minto of Microsoft

    • Date: Tuesday 13 September 2022

    Accessibility Insights with Xbox at Microsoft

    • Delivered Tuesday 7 December 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Intuit

    • Delivered Tuesday 9 November 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Workbridge

    • Delivered 12 October 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Funka and the IAAP

    • Delivered 7 September 2021

    Accessibility Insights with British Heart Foundation

    • Delivered 10 August 2021

    Accessibility Insights with the UK Government

    • Delivered 06 July 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Larry Goldberg of Verizon Media

    • Delivered 08 June 2021

    Accessibility Insights with GAAD co-founders

    • Delivered 4 May 2021

    Accessibility Insights with the BBC

    • Delivered 6 April 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Apple: February 2021

    • Delivered 16 February 2021

    Accessibility Insights with the European Disability Forum: January 2021

    • Delivered 19 January 2021

    Accessibility Insights with Malin Rygg of the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency

    • Delivered 8 December 2020

    Accessibility Insights with Christopher Patnoe of Google

    • Delivered 10 November 2020

    Accessibility Insights with Bryn Anderson of Sainsbury's

    • Delivered 6 October 2020

    Accessibility Insights with Paul Smyth of Barclays

    • Delivered 8 September 2020

    Accessibility Insights with Neil Milliken

    • Delivered 11 August 2020

    Accessibility Insights with Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie

    • Delivered 21 July 2020

    HE and Public Sector accessibility

    Free Webinar: Higher Education PSBAR Accessibility Requirements

    • Delivered 7 February 2023

    HE/Public Sector Update: Addressing Autism, Dyslexia, and Neurodivergence in education and work

    • Delivered 22 March 2022

    HE/Public Sector Update with the University of Southampton

    • Delivered 2 November 2021

    HE/Public Sector update: Accessibility dos and don'ts with Susi Miller 

    • Delivered 22 June 2021

    HE/Public Sector update: Promoting Accessibility, with University of Derby

    • Delivered 13 April 2021

    HE/Public Sector Update: How Cardiff Metropolitan University meets accessibility targets

    • Delivered 23 February 2021

    HE/Public Sector Update: Winning hearts and minds at University of Cambridge

    • Delivered 1 December 2020

    HE/Public Sector Update: Excelling in Digital Accessibility at Open University

    • Delivered 22 September 2020

    HE/Public Sector Update: Is your Accessibility Statement ready yet?

    • Delivered 23 July 2020

    HE Update and Accessibility Maturity Model for Higher and Further Education

    • Delivered 27 May


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