News and Blog

  • Robin.Christopherson | 19 Mar 2019
    The long-running tech show for everyone with a vision impairment has welcomed AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion (that's me folks) as a new co-host and we would invite you all on-board. Whether you have low or no vision, know someone who does or just want to keep up on the latest in the world...
  • Catherine.Grinyer | 19 Mar 2019
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Mar 2019
    Ben Watson, Accessible Information Adviser at the University of Kent, talks about the journey to creating a more inclusive learning environment with support from Jisc. 
  • Mark.Gaddes | 13 Mar 2019
    As part of World Parkinson's Day, and joining efforts to #UniteForParkinsons, AbilityNet is hosting a free webinar about Parkinson's and technology.
  • Adam Tweed | 12 Mar 2019
    As a tech charity AbilityNet is, perhaps unsurprisingly, always going to highlight the good that tech can offer. We hear and share stories all the time in which technology provides support, a lifeline, or basic independence. However there are occasions in which the benefit of technology takes...
  • Alex.Barker | 11 Mar 2019
    This week is Glaucoma Awareness Week and Alex Barker takes a look at what technology can help people struggling with their sight.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Mar 2019
    As we mark International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter, it's almost incredible to think that nearly 60 years ago, Dame Stephanie Shirley founded the FTSE 250 technology company Xansa (now Steria) with the goal of creating more jobs in tech for women. Out of her first 300 employees, 297 were...
  • Adam Tweed | 07 Mar 2019
    With mental health services struggling to meet demand is there a role for an automated 'chatbot' service to provide some support? In the first of a series of blogs looking at the AI therapist, meet three mental health chatbots whose mission it is to improve general wellbeing.
  • Robin.Christopherson | 07 Mar 2019
    The theme of this year's University Mental Health Day (Thursday 7th March) is 'use your voice' - the power of using our voices to share our stories and shape the future of student mental health. Robin Christopherson looks at how using your voice with smart assistants can help reduce stress in your...
  • Jessica Doyle | 04 Mar 2019
    In the second of our Hack in the Box series, we highlight some of the ways that Microsoft's OneNote can help improve students' mental health.