News and Blogs

  • Sarah Botterill | 18 Mar 2021
    Getting accessibility right demands an individual, human approach.So argued Christina Mallon, head of inclusive design and accessibility for global advertising firm Wunderman Thompson. 
  • Robin Christopherson | 11 Mar 2021
    On the anniversary of its birth, we ask “is the web accessible to all?”The “power of the web is in its universality,” said Tim Berners-Lee, who submitted the original proposal that would ultimately become the worldwide web on 12 March 1989. Thirty-two years later AbilityNet's Head of Digital...
  • Annie Mannion | 11 Mar 2021
    In our free webinar last week, 'How to do inclusive, accessible recruitment,' we spoke with Microsoft's Digital Inclusion Lead, Michael Vermeersch, about how his organisation approaches accessible recruitment. 
  • Sophie Stevens | 10 Mar 2021
    Join us in our free webinar on Tuesday 13th April to learn how University of Derby works with senior leaders to promote accessibility.
  • Sarah Botterill | 10 Mar 2021
    AbilityNet volunteers have given tech help as part of a digital support initiative for BAME households in Basildon, Essex to help learning from home during Covid-19. Uche Amechi from Ngi Igbo first contacted AbilityNet. Ngi Igbo is a charity that represents a particular community from South-eastern...
  • Sarah Botterill | 08 Mar 2021
    The BBC shares information creating a digitally friendly, inclusive typeface. This article is based on a session aired at TechShare Pro 2020. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 07 Mar 2021
    The theme for 2021’s International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, focusing on celebrating women’s achievements and helping to “collectively create a diverse and inclusive world”. AbilityNet believes in a digital world accessible to all, so we’ve chosen to celebrate a selection of inspiring...
  • Sophie Stevens | 04 Mar 2021
    Join our free Accessibility Insights webinar on Tuesday 16th March with Caroline Casey of The Valuable 500.
  • Sarah Botterill | 28 Feb 2021
    How do you get people to embrace accessibility? Do you need the stick of a heavily policed legal approach, or is better to highlight the benefits, using the carrot to change behaviours? Hear from European experts and find out how approaches differ by country. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 25 Feb 2021
    We're proud to announce our involvement with the government's Digital Lifeline Fund, which aims to improve the lives of thousands with learning disabilities on low incomes.The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has created a £2.5 million fund to provide devices, data and digital support...