News and Blogs

  • Claudia.Cahalane | 16 Jan 2020
    In this piece we hear from Apple and Amazon whose homemade shows are leading the way in audio description. And, UK TV providers talk about their improvements to audio description in 2019 as well as plans for the future.
  • Alex.Barker | 16 Jan 2020
    A call from MIND to AbilityNet's Helpdesk highlights the need for accessible training materials for employees
  • Annie Mannion | 13 Jan 2020
    Abi James, principal digital accessibility consultant at AbilityNet, will be speaking at this year's BETT Education Technology show at London's ExCel centre. 
  • Mark.Gaddes | 10 Jan 2020
    We look at how accessible gaming is being brought to the masses with organisations investing in accessibility education and know how. This following an Accessibility Gaming session at the sold out TechShare Pro 2019 conference.
  • Annie Mannion | 08 Jan 2020
    Do you have ideas about how London's public transport can made more accessible? Provide your feedback to the London Assembly Transport Committee by Friday, 17 January 2020.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 03 Jan 2020
    Learning accessibility considerations can help your organisation to shift left, preventing issues which can otherwise be costly to fix, both in terms of time and resources. Plus adhering to best practice will improve the user experience for everyone, including those with diverse access needs.
  • Sarah Botterill | 30 Dec 2019
    Fitness trackers are increasingly popular as a means of keeping active. Here are top tips for setting up, and troubleshooting if you’ve been gifted one this Christmas.Fitness trackers are big business. Fitbit is still arguably the market leader although the Apple Watch is hot on its heels.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 19 Dec 2019
    Read about Verizon Media's (responsible for Yahoo!, AOL and HuffPost) work to ensure its content is as accessible as possible. Sam Soloway, the company's accessibility lab manager tells us about Verizon's testing labs for users and staff to try sites with assitive technology; and she explains all...
  • Adam Tweed | 18 Dec 2019
    As we enter 2020 we review an incredible world of technology, which includes machine learning, voice assistants the rise of smartphones and the advent of smart homes. There have been some incredible innovations. We highlight our top 10 assistive (AT) of the decade.
  • Guest Blogger | 17 Dec 2019
    Colin Hughes campaigns to make technology more accessible and affordable for disabled people and is a regular contributor to Aestumanda