News and Blogs

  • Mark Walker | 06 May 2021
    An update on AbilityNet's response to the pandemic, in terms of actions taken in relation to our home visit services.
  • Sarah Botterill | 05 May 2021
    People receiving Universal Credit can get cheaper access to fibre broadband from June through BT’s Home Essentials broadband service. The service will be available exclusively to people on Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits.
  • Robin Christopherson | 04 May 2021
    Version 1.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) launched on May 6, 1999. We review how they've impacted digital accessibility and why?W3C publishes the WCAG - one of the reasons they've become the de facto world standards for all things web (and soon mobile) and why they've proved to...
  • Guest Blogger | 04 May 2021
    "A real sign of maturity is when everyone within the organisation recognises digital accessibility as simply good practice," says Alistair McNaught in the third in his series of four guest blogs about accessibility maturity.
  • Annie Mannion | 28 Apr 2021
    Get expert advice from our recent webinar including guidance about mobile applications.
  • Sarah Botterill | 28 Apr 2021
    AbilityNet is proud to be supporting Jennyruth workshops in its work, boosting confidence for people with learning disabilities by providing support with technology. Jennyruth workshops support adults with learning disabilities to create and sell handcrafted products.
  • Sarah Botterill | 27 Apr 2021
    AbilityNet is working in partnership to ensure adults with Learning Disabilities get access to technology in the community. 
  • Annie Mannion | 22 Apr 2021
    Join Jennison Asuncion, Head of Accessibility at LinkedIn, and Joe Devon, founding partner at Diamond, for free Accessibility Insights on 4 May 2021.
  • Robin Christopherson | 21 Apr 2021
    The hugely popular video conferencing and calling platform, Zoom, will be providing automatic 'closed captioning' (subtitling) for all free accounts in the autumn - but individuals can request early access by filling out a simple form.
  • Guest Blogger | 19 Apr 2021
    Alistair McNaught develops his thinking on the AbilityNet/McNaught Maturity Model in the second of a series of four blogs exploring its use within a range of higher education institutions.