Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.


Type of service:
National Organisation
Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1WG
Telephone number:
0800 269545
Service description:
AbilityNet shares information about accessibility and assistive technologies. They exist to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.

They offer:

• Free factsheets covering a range of tips and advice about how computers can be adapted to help disabled people, including: Dyslexia and Computers, Autism and Computers, Communication aids, Voice Recognition and more.
• A free helpline (0800 269 545) which gives information about adapting computers to meet the needs of disabled people.
• Free online tools, including 'My Computer My Way', an online assessment tool which can be used help disabled people tailor their IT to meet their needs.
• A network of volunteers can visit disabled people in their home to help with everyday IT needs.
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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