12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales
The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age
Read more BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’
16 January 2018
In this blog, Henshaws want to focus on the social media platforms that are specifically used for photo and video sharing: Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. These are very popular and widely used today, but how accessible are they for visually impaired users? Henshaws Blog
Read more Henshaws Blog: How accessible are photo and video sharing services if you have a visual impairment?
3 January 2017
UK businesses are losing out on huge sums of money – potentially totalling billions of pounds – by failing to make their websites accessible to users with access needs, new research claims. Published by disability consultancy Freeney Williams, the Click-Away Pound (CAP) Survey assessed the “online shopping experience of customers with disabilities, and the costs to business of ignoring them.”
Read more E-Access: Inaccessible websites dent business profits, as online shoppers ‘click away’
21 June 2016
We are looking for a researcher to work on ARCHES. This is an Horizon 2020 funded project involving partners in Heritage and Technology across Europe. The OU is leading the research component, establishing a range of participatory research groups to work with partners in Heritage and Technology across Europe. The researcher will have personal and/or professional experience of supporting people with
Read more Arches: New participatory research post at the Open University.
24 May 2016
Really interesting innovation but what is the present uptake on Braille? Are most VI users of tech using voice over etc? ‘Steven Morris, Digital Champions Coordinator, Online Today project Tablet devices are becoming more and more popular both for personal and professional use. We see them in schools and in the workplace, as well as being used at home, and
Read more Sense Technology Blog: Review: The BrailleNote Touch is the world’s first Braille tablet
17 March 2016
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) has presented Samsung Electronics UK with an Inclusive Society Award in recognition of its work in making smart TVs accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
Read more Samsung wins RNIB’s Inclusive Society Award for its Accessible Smart TV range
3 December 2015
What if vision impaired people could navigate independently using their smartphones? Wayfindr is the first open standard for audio-based navigation, stemming from a productive collaboration between ustwo (a global digital product studio) and the RLSB Youth Forum. To tackle the challenge of independent travel for vision impaired people, Wayfindr is setting the standard for audio navigation using your smartphone. We are working
Read more RLSB: Wayfindr