On this page you'll find links to online information that is specifically aimed at disabled people and gives them help and advice about the use of information and communication technology. Please note that all these links open in a new window.
Assistive Technology Products: Microsoft webpage on specialty products designed to provide additional accessibility.
Microsoft Accessibility Tutorials: step by step tutorials on some of the most commonly used accessibility features in Microsoft products.
Microsoft's Guides by Impairment: Each guide provides a list of assistive technology products and links to Step by Step Tutorials for accessibility features that are helpful for specific types of disability.
RNIB information sheets: outlining all of the different types of technology available for people with sight problems
AbilityNet's factsheets: large list of useful factsheets on a wide range of topics (assessments, autism, communication aids, dyslexia, ergonomy, use of keyboard and mouse, RSI, vision impairment and computing, web accessibility, etc)
AbilityNet's skillsheets: list of documents helping with various IT tasks, like setting colour schemes, setting keyboard and mouse preferences, using access software settings, etc.
Using the Internet: Using the Internet, a leaflet by Mencap. (pdf format).
Physical disabilities and ICT: BECTA guidance document for learners with physical disabilities.
Using simple switches for access and communication: describes some experiences of using low-tech aids and ICT to support access to the curriculum for pupils with physical and/or learning difficulties. They focus on pupils from nursery age to Key Stage 1, and those who are developmentally young.
The Internet: it's easier than you think (pdf format): Leaflet from BT motivating older people to use the Internet.
Cybrarian project (myguide): online facility to provide a simple way of using the internet. It will act as a companion to give people step-by-step support and guidance.