About AbilityNet

We believe in a digital world accessible to all

AbilityNet supports anyone living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education.

    Our services

    Digital Accessibility Services

    DSA/Student Services

    • Disabled Students' Allowances are a UK Government Grant to help any eligible student get the most from their higher education.
    • Our expert Assessors provide one-to-one advice and information to identify technology and other adjustments that will help them succeed in their education.
    • Find out more about our DSA/Students Services

    Free Expert Resources

    • We provide free factsheets, blogs, webinars and videos about the many ways that technology can help people with disabilities.
    • My Computer My Way is our unique guide to the many adjustments that make your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone easier to use.
    • Find out more about our expert resources

    IT Support for Disabled and Older People At Home

    • We 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 048 7642 to ask anything about how computers can be adapted to meet the needs of disabled people.
    • Our network of IT Can Help volunteers visit disabled people in their home to 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.
    • Read more about our Workplace Services

    Work for AbilityNet

    Making an impact: AbilityNet Impact Report

    Our history

    Our values

    AbilityNet is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader - we aim to make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. Disability Confident is a government scheme, is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people's representatives.

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    AbilityNet is part of the Tech Talent Charter and a champion for greater inclusion and diversity within the technology industry. Download the charter (PDF format) from the Tech Talent Charter website.

    Tech Talent Charter Signatory logo

    Trustees

    As a charity we have a Board of Trustees drawn from a wide range of business and not for profit backgrounds.

    Find out more about the AbilityNet Trustees

    Corporate Supporters

    Microsoft has been a corporate supporter of AbilityNet for many yearsIBM has been a supporter of AbilityNet since the early 1990s

    Other Funders and Supporters

    The Worshipful Company of IT Professionals is a support of AbilityNet

    Legal Status

    AbilityNet is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No: 3469653. AbilityNet is a Charity, registered in England and Wales, registration number 1067673, and in Scotland registration number SC039866.

    Registered Office: Acre House, 11/15 William Road, London NW1 3ER

    Quality System

    AbilityNet is ISO9001:2015 certified. This means that we have built and operate within a Quality Management System which has been independently certified. Our certificate number is 442170/2, issued by IECUK (UKAS 054), Renewal Date 17-Apr-2024. This signals our commitment to excellence in business process and continuously improving customer experience.

    Our IT and Technical Security Commitment

    We regularly review and update our policies and procedures with regards to our overall IT and technical security, for the assurance of both our staff and our customers. We ensure that our general environment is a safe and secure one in which to conduct our business and protecting our customers’ data is a fundamental requirement of the services we offer. You can view our Cyber Essentials - Certificate of Assurance on our website which evidences our commitment and details what we have achieved.

    Annual Accounts

    Download copies of our recent annual accounts below.

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