News and Blogs

  • Alex.Barker | 20 Aug 2019
    Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to arthritic hands, which can make it hard to use a computer. AbilityNet recommends how to adapt your tech if you're living with arthritis.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Aug 2019
    As new web and mobile accessibility regulations come in, the University of Kent and Kent County Council are working together on accessibility and creating their legal web accessibility statement. Here they give their advice and tips.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Aug 2019
    Arthritis causes pain and inflammation in the joints. Commonly it affects the hands, spine, knees and hips. Over 9.4 million people in the UK are living with arthritis. We have rounded up 10 of the best arthritis apps for tracking and managing the pain of arthritis, apps to aid sleep and apps for...
  • Sarah Botterill | 12 Aug 2019
    AbilityNet’s Tech4Good BT Young Pioneer of the Year Award has a proud tradition of showcasing young people using tech to help others.Proving that innovation runs in the family, sister and brother Mihika and Arnav Sharma are both former Tech4Good  winners. Arnav won the Tech4Good People's Award in...
  • Jessica Doyle | 07 Aug 2019
    Every student deserves the help they need to achieve their full potential. At AbilityNet we are passionate about equipping disabled students with the information they need to take the first steps towards a fulfilled university experience: naming your disability and claiming the support. 
  • Abi James | 05 Aug 2019
    In August 2018, a new law was passed that means that public sector websites will need to meet accessibility standards so that people who use assistive technology or have additional needs can easily access services and information. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications)...
  • Annie Mannion | 05 Aug 2019
    On the 23rd of September 2019 all universities, HE and FE colleges, councils and other public sector bodies in the UK will be required to adhere to new web accessibility guidelines. With this in mind, our series of HE-focused workshops provide advice and tools to help you meet the requirements.
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 Aug 2019
    Booking a flight if you're visually impaired can be a frustrating experience, as AbilityNet accessibility and usability consultant Adi Latif discovered when we put three leading airline apps through their paces.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 26 Jul 2019
    A huge proportion of UK homes now have at least one Amazon Echo and for very good reason - they're super-useful. Many happy Echo owners, however, have never taken advantage of adding extra abilities to Alexa by enabling the many amazing skills she has available - 34,322 to be exact.
  • Jessica Doyle | 26 Jul 2019
    Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a UK Government grant which provides personalised support to disabled students in Higher Education, in order to ensure a level playing field.