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Kevin Carey wants to call the bluff of bureaucrats

John Lamb

Students pay the price »

John Lamb looks at how disabled students will be affected by the recent cut back in grants

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Cover of  Spring 2014 issue

What's coming in Ability

Our summer issue is out in August. In addition to the latest news and views we will be looking at:
What makes a good educational app
The latest in literacy software 
Update on cuts to Disabled Students' Allowances
Online dating sites
Naidex and Sight Village previews
One touch washing machines
Accessible sailing
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The handheld crossing »

Allana Grant interviews an award winning designer about his pedestrian crossing for blind people installed in Scotland

Neatebox  app helps blind pedestrians locate a crossing pole

Suited and booted »

From smart spectacles to caps that pick-up electrical signals from the brain, wearable technology is all the fashion.

Suited and booted

The call of the wild »

Mark Davidson looks at how technology has enabled disabled people to have more exciting vacations.

Jordan Fielder with his Mountain Trike

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

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