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AbilityNet is a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education.

We provide a range of services that include personalised workplace and education assessments, digital accessibility testing and computer support in people's homes. We also offer a wide range of free Expert Resources.

If you have any questions get in touch through the website or call us free on 0800 269545.

Our services

Accessibility Services

  • AbilityNet has a team of consultants and testers who help businesses, charities and public bodies to design and maintain accessible websites, Apps and other digital tools. As well as blue-chip companies such as Barclays, The FA and Microsoft we also supplied accessibility services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic websites.

DSA/Students Services

  • Disabled Students' Allowances are a UK Government Grant to help any eligible student get the most from their higher education.

Expert Resources

  • We provide a wide range of free expert resources about the many ways that technology can help people with disabilities.

IT Support for Disabled and Older People At Home

  • AbilityNet has been a leading authority on accessibility and assistive technologies for 20 years and we continue to provide a range of free services for disabled people, their family and friends, their employers and other people who care for them.
  • Call our free Helpline on 0800 269 545 to ask anything about how computers can be adapted to meet the needs of disabled people.
  • Our network of IT Can Help volunteers can visit disabled people in their hometo help with everyday IT needs. 

Workplace Services

  • Technology can help people with all types of disability and impairment, but everyone has different needs. Our professional assessors carefully identify the mix of technologies and adaptations that enables a disabled person to be more productive at work.
Why AbilityNet?
Did you know that there are 11 million disabled people in the UK, at least 4 million of whom have never been online? AbilityNet is the only charity in the UK that works with people with all disabilities and of all ages, helping them to use computers and the internet to improve their lives at home, at work and in education.

Your support enables us to enhance the quality of life of thousands of people every year helping them become less isolated, more independent and explore new horizons in education, work and leisure.

Laura has Multiple Sclerosis:
“At my computer I can forget my disabilities and concentrate wholly on my capabilities”

Barbara has Epilepsy:
“AbilityNet has transformed my existence”

William has Spinal Muscular Atrophy:
“AbilityNet has enabled William to produce independent work for the first time”

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