News and Blogs

  • Mark Walker | 04 Jan 2021
    In response to the Coronavirus emergency AbilityNet has been running 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.
  • Sarah Botterill | 04 Jan 2021
    AbilityNet is working in partnership with the NHS and others to tackle digital exclusion and support people's mental health needs. We’re helping NHS Camden and Islington Foundation Trust (NHS Candi), which has worked to move its specialist Traumatic Stress Clinic online during Covid-19. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 03 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on the digital divide. We need a blueprint for change says Helen Milner, OBE, and Group Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Dec 2020
    Do you have to choose between doing good, and doing good business? The answer is a resounding ‘no’ from innovative businesses founded on accessible technology. Speaking at TechShare Pro 2020, leading business experts revealed:
  • Sarah Botterill | 16 Dec 2020
    What do the BBC, accessibility and the Tardis have in common?Fifteen years ago, the three combined in a meeting that helped jumpstart the BBC’s formal accessibility journey as accessibility lead Gareth Ford Williams told attendees. 
  • Adam Tweed | 16 Dec 2020
    Help relatives and friends unlock the power of their Android phones using Google's Action Blocks.
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Dec 2020
    An ageing population, technology and a global pandemic raise challenging questions about tomorrow’s workforce said experts at the Future of Ageing Conference 2020.
  • Sarah Botterill | 14 Dec 2020
    Older people have embraced technology during the pandemic; now tech companies must embrace them, say experts at the International Longevity Centre’s (ILC) Future of Ageing Conference 2020.  Older people have turned to tech during the health crisis, figures from EY reveal. “People over 55 are using...
  • Sarah Botterill | 07 Dec 2020
    Covid-19 exposes inequalities in a digital-first world, Accessibility Specialist Elisabeth Ward of Scope told conference attendees at TechShare Pro 2020. Ward, an upper body amputee from birth, outlined some of the barriers disabled people face in terms of attitudes, physical barriers – and in the...
  • Sarah Botterill | 06 Dec 2020
    Older people in Wiltshire can get support through technology from a project dubbed Click and Connect, led by Age UK in partnership with AbilityNet and Wiltshire Sight.