News and events

Keep up to date with the latest news on accessible communications, find out details of events we'll be going to, and read our interviews with experts and innovators.

Latest news

The latest news on the world of accessible communications.

Fraud and cybercrime 'cost UK nearly £11 billion in past year'

21 October 2016
The UK public and small businesses are being urged to start making every day safer as the latest online crime figures from Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reveal that a staggering £10.9 billion was lost to the UK economy as a result of fraud, including cybercrime, in 2015/16.

Winners of the Tech4Good awards 2016 revealed

14 July 2016
The sweet smell of success was very much in the air at this year's dazzling Tech4Good award ceremony, held at BT headquarters in London. The annual showcase, now in its sixth year, celebrates technological innovation that makes life better for others. The expert judging panel had the tough task of whittling down over 200 nominations to just 28 finalists.

Criminals target uk youth as identity frauds rise

08 January 2015
As banks and lenders have become more adept at detecting false identities, fraudsters have focused on stealing and using genuine people's details instead. A lack of awareness about identity fraud is making it even easier for fraudsters to obtain the information they need.

Upcoming events

Find events where we’ll be showcasing our products and services.

Independent Living, Scotland

5-6 October 2016
Open to everyone, and with free entry, it offers the perfect opportunity to discover just what new products and services are available to the Scottish market today.

Kidz to Adults up North, Manchester

17 November 2016
Kidz events expands to support young adults with disabilities and additional needs up to the age of 25 years.

50+ Show (SECC), Glasgow

25-26 November 2016
This year the exhibition will go back to being on a Friday-Saturday. There will be more crafts and more things to buy with more stands and more variety.

Look who's talking

Interviews with accessibility experts on the latest technology and ideas.

Pioneering use of wearables helps blind people see

Living with blindness or visual impairment can make the world a very limited place. Whether in or out of home, getting around and doing everyday things may no longer seem possible.

Wayfindr revolutionises travel for blind people

Wayfindr beat off stiff competition to take home the coveted AbilityNet Accessibility Award.

Child engineer scoops top award for asthma monitor

Multi-talented nine-year-old Arnav Sharma has swept the board at this year's prestigious Tech4Good Awards.

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