News and Blogs

  • Annie Mannion | 01 Jul 2021
    Follow through on the promises you made in the recruitment phase is one of the tips shared on our recent webinar about accessible onboarding.
  • Sarah Botterill | 30 Jun 2021
    Spurred by the impact of Covid-19, telecom companies are offering services designed to close the digital divide and create equal access to technology.BT has launched its low-cost fibre package, Home Essentials, as research reveals that access to technology is essential for those on low incomes. 
  • Sarah Botterill | 28 Jun 2021
    AbilityNet is proud to announce our partnership with Be My Eyes, an innovative app that provides real-time video assistance for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. From June 28, AbilityNet support staff will be able to field calls from the specialised help section of the App. 
  • Annie Mannion | 25 Jun 2021
    Join our free webinar with Lloyd's on Tuesday 29 June at 1pm BST: 'How to excel at inclusive onboarding and induction'.
  • Annie Mannion | 24 Jun 2021
    A summary of mobile apps regulation deadline information, plus dos and don'ts for accessible eLearning from Susi Miller.
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Leannda Ward is pretty tech-savvy. The 30-year-old, who was born blind, has used digital devices since she was a child. During the lockdown, she even got herself some DJ CD decks and started mixing music at home in North East Lincolnshire. 
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    The first thing Stacey Webb did with the new tablet she got through the government’s Digital Lifeline Fund was a web search for her sister’s birthday gift.AbilityNet is helping support people with learning disabilities to make the most of the devices they receive through the national scheme.During...
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Access to a tablet is bringing the pick of the pops to Susan Russell, 50, from Bromsgrove, who received a device through the UK government's Digital Lifeline scheme.AbilityNet is helping to support people like Susan, who has a learning disability.
  • Saba Salman | 22 Jun 2021
    Janet Groves admits feeling nervous getting started with the tablet she received via the government’s Digital Lifeline Fund, set up to help people with learning disabilities.“I knew nothing about them - I was nervous,” says the 58-year-old from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. “It felt strange,” she...
  • Annie Mannion | 17 Jun 2021
    Changes to the 23 June Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations relating to mobile applications.