News and Blogs

  • Robin.Christopherson | 18 Jul 2019
    Yesterday was World Emoji Day and I posted an article about a brilliant free utility for macOS called Rocket - the developer of which was very helpful in making it VoiceOver accessible so that now, at long last, blind users do finally get in on the emoji fun. Among yesterday's coverage of this...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 18 Jul 2019
     The next generation of the UK's tech for good inventors and innovators was unveiled at the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 ceremony in BT Centre London on 17 July. 
  • Robin.Christopherson | 17 Jul 2019
    Just because you're blind doesn't mean that, on this World Emoji Day, those expressive and oh-so ubiqutous emojis aren't for you. The problem for visually impaired texters and tweeters, however, is easily finding the one you want before frustration sets in and you give up and fall back on the good...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 15 Jul 2019
    The four finalist of the first ever Inclusive Design category in this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards have accessibility very high on their agenda. From designing smart products, to overhauling the accessibility of university courses, these are the leading lights in accessibility.
  • Sarah Botterill | 15 Jul 2019
    A share of a £1 million cash injection and the chance to be coached, and mentored is up for grabs as part of a technology prize aimed at ending loneliness.
  • Sarah Botterill | 12 Jul 2019
    Tips for assistive technology to make it easier to use a computer if you have rheumatoid or osteoarthritis
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 11 Jul 2019
    This year's AbilityNet Tech4Good finalists have a focus on making creativity more accessible to disabled people. The four finalists include the makers of the Control One, which enables people with severe physical disabilities to create and produce entire songs from start to finish.
  • Mark.Gaddes | 09 Jul 2019
    The UK Public Sector Web Accessibility Regulations became law in 2018 and created a range of new responsibilities for universities, HE (higher education) institutions and other public sector bodies. Our workshops provides an opportunity for you to learn new accessibility skills and focus on the key...
  • Katherine Talbot | 09 Jul 2019
    On our recent webinar on 'What to include on the accessibility help page on your website' we shared advice and information about making your website accessible to people of all abilities. Our experts answer some of the questions they received about accessibility help pages and best practices.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 08 Jul 2019
    We all know that the Echo can wake us up in the morning and time the perfect egg, can keep us up-to-date with the news and weather, and play music and games and so, so much more – but it can also help keep us fit, healthy and safe. Here’s a few top Alexa tips on keeping well.