In the 1980s a small team of people at IBM helped disabled people adapt and adjust their computers. This service was not set up on a commercial basis, but IBM realised it was needed and so in 1992 gave start-up funding for a separate charity to carry on the work of this group. That initiative saw the beginning of AbilityNet.
In 1998, with a reputation as a leader in this field, it was only natural to merge with another charity with a growing reputation for excellence in adaptive software. The Computability Centre and The Foundation for Communication for the Disabled (also around since the 1980s), joined to form AbilityNet.
AbilityNet is a pioneer in the field of website accessibility in Europe.
MPsi?1/2 websites fail access test Many MPs are not making their websites accessible to the disabled, said Abilitynet. The charity that aims to make computing and technology accessible for the disabled said that some sites are i?1/2failing completely to meet the.
Nov 29, 2007; Byline: andrea vassou MPs' websites fail access test Many MPs are not making their websites accessible to the disabled, said...