John Lamb

Wearable computing »

A case of the emporer's new clothes?

Kevin Carey

Party politics »

Lobby now to get accessibility into election manifestos, says Kevin Carey

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Disabled students face big cuts in support »


Two thirds of £120m Disabled Students' Allowances funding could go as computers get the push

SuperNova shines brighter for vision impaired people »


Dolphin adds a heap of ebooks, a scanning feature and touch screen tablet compatibility to its suite 

Researchers probe social networking needs  »


Survey aims to improve inclusion of vulnerable young adults in social media

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Cover of winter 2013 issue

What's coming in Ability

Our spring issue is out in April. Besides the latest news and views we will be looking at:

Wearable technology, is it high fashion or a new low for access?
Aids for adventure travel
Accessible content management for websites
Getting the most out of the Disabled Students Allowances
Accessible heating controls on test
Naidex and Sight Village previews
News of Access-IN, a website accessibility service
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3-D printing for smarter AT »

Paul Doyle of Hereward College talks to Allana Grant about the novel technology of 3-D printing

3-D printer

Workers do more with help of AT »

Assistive technology helps people work better and with greater motivation, says a survey by the British Assistive Technology Association

Chart from report

Tongue in cheek chairs »

Researchers are building systems that allow power wheelchair users to steer with their tongues, finds Allana Grant

Tongue with stud that can control a wheelchair

Comments about Ability

I appreciate how proactive the UK is in assistive technology and often refer to the models I see in your magazine when thinking of our inclusion programs in the US. We are a litigation-based society over here and I try my best to help alleviate that, just a little bit, in my school district.  Many thanks! Tina Schwartz, AT Practitioner.

An informative publication. It looks good on screen as an e-Book too. Peter Bryenton, New College Worcester

You certainly put a lot of information into this magazine, which is useful to read. Helen Morrissey, Diversity Advisor, HM Customs and Excise

Special Educational Needs and Disability

The Westminster Education Forum is running a seminar on May 8 called SEN reform: implementation, support and widening provision.

The timely event, which will feature a keynote speaker from the Department for Education will focus on the reform of SEND provision in England ahead of the Children and Families Bill. For more details or to book please click here.



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