News and Blogs

  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Mar 2020
    In a time when you might not be able to visit family, you can use the WhatsApp app to set up a family group to stay in touch, and as a way of making a video call. The messaging app is the most widely used in the world. It is accessible and inclusive, according to RNIB. WhatsApp works with Talkback...
  • Annie Mannion | 12 Mar 2020
    Abi James and Claire Gibbons answer your questions about accessible procurement in the public sector and provide advice about tools and tips that can help.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 11 Mar 2020
    Blog published on Texthelp website on 2nd March 2020
  • Mark.Gaddes | 11 Mar 2020
    In response to the coronavirus Student Finance England has announced that it is possible for students to access their DSA Needs Assessment remotely. AbilityNet has run video-based online assessments in workplace and education settings for some time and can provide a full service online.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 10 Mar 2020
    Meeting the experts in voice-first techToday (10 March) at an international healthcare conference* in Orlando, Florida a ground-breaking new book is being launched on how voice-first technology - like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant - can be leveraged to revolutionise healthcare delivery and...
  • Mark Walker | 10 Mar 2020
    After careful consideration AbilityNet has taken the decision to suspend our home visit service with immediate effect for 4 weeks.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 10 Mar 2020
    In most settings it's mandatory to meet the required standards of accessibility for documents and we understand the biggest challenge you might face is the sheer volume of files created back when accessibility considerations were less of a priority. It can seem a daunting task, but we can help with...
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Mar 2020
    Technology can help to reduce loneliness and social isolation. Here are some tips for older and disabled people, or those in a period of forced isolationPeople can feel lonely and isolated for a number of reasons. Scope found that half of working age disabled people “always or often” feel lonely...
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Mar 2020
    World Book Day #worldbookday is March 5 2020. To Celebrate AbilityNet rounds up some of the best free websites for audiobooks and ebooks. We look at audiobooks and ebooks from RNIB, on Alexa and from BBS Sounds among others.
  • Adam Tweed | 05 Mar 2020
    March 5th is University Mental Health Day; a day run jointly by Student Minds; the UK's student mental health charity and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisors Network).