E-accessibility in the United Kingdom

Ad-blocking software could make websites more accessible

2015.10.05

The autoplaying ads are annoying for most internet users, but for those with disabilities or long-term conditions, they make those websites largely inaccessible. So this month’s launch of Apple’s operating system iOS 9 could ...

First Braille phones go on sale

2014.05.20

The firm OwnFone, based in London, has put on sale what it says is to be the world's first Braille phone. The front and back of the phone are made using 3D printing techniques and ...

Helping the deaf find a plumber online

2013.11.25

A website that helps put deaf people in touch with tradespeople (electricians, plumbers, decorators, etc) who are able to communicate in sign language has gone live. The service is currently only based in Sussex ...

Dobson’s Choice makes Web more accessible

2013.11.06

Easy-Read-Online has launched a search engine for people with learning and reading difficulties in the UK. Called Dobson's Choice, the online research tool is easy to use and gives access to more than 1000 ...