News and Blogs

  • Jessica Doyle | 24 Jun 2019
    “I didn't realise quite how much value this could add to my life" - JamesPeople with dyslexia make up around 10% of the UK population, according to the British Dyslexia Association. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 20 Jun 2019
    10 years ago this week (19 June 2009) Apple introduced it’s screen-reading solution for blind iPhone users. Since then VoiceOver has grown up into a really powerful tool - giving access to all aspects of the iPhone and many millions of apps. Now, however, VoiceOver has really come of age and Apple...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Jun 2019
    On Thursday 27 June at 1pm, AbilityNet’s experts will be offering a free webinar for companies, charities, public sector bodies and anyone else who is interested in making their website more accessible. And offering information on what to include in your site's Accessibility Help page to ensure you...
  • Alex.Barker | 20 Jun 2019
    Friday June 21st marks Motor Neuron Disease Awareness Day and we take a look at how technology might help someone who has MND and might be struggling to use a mobile phone.A diagnosis of a condition such as MND is life changing and there are probably a million and one things to consider. One of the...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Jun 2019
    AbilityNet look at some of the technology options that universities can use to make their materials and courses more accessible to disabled students, from lecture capture to My Study My Way
  • Mark.Gaddes | 18 Jun 2019
    Across the UK AbilityNet has a network of 300+ friendly, disclosure checked volunteers who provide IT (information technology) support to older and disabled people through home visits and remote support. Last week, at an event organised by AbilityNet and the Royal National Institute of Blind People...
  • Adam Tweed | 14 Jun 2019
    For Chris Hughes, founder of Estendio and creator of Present Pal; presentations were his nemesis at university. Chris has dyslexia and as a result of the difficulties he experienced, he created Present Pal, presentation support software that enables you to deliver a more confident and prepared...
  • Jessica Doyle | 13 Jun 2019
    Apps that deliver low-level ambient or ‘white noise’ can increase creativity, focus, and productivity, according to a study by the Journal of Consumer Research.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 13 Jun 2019
    An accessibility help page provides a useful stepping stone on a user journey, offers practical help to your customers and shows them that you have thought about their access needs. Attend our website to find out what to include on the accessibility help page on your website.
  • Jessica Doyle | 11 Jun 2019
    The number of disabled students enrolling in university are increasing each year, and recent figures reveal that an estimated 1 in 10 students have a known disability.