19th September 2012, 12.00am
BCAB recently received an enquiry from someone trying to improve the questions to be included in tendering documents used in technology procurement contracts. The concern was that the questions currently used did not adequately cover the accessibility and usability of the technology being procured... More BCAB innovate technology procurement
13th September 2012, 1.46pm
TechABreak 2012 is set to be an incredibly popular event. With a month to go before the weekend gets under way, it's completely sold out! The weekend has a terrific line up of presenters, covering all the latest technology topics. Seminars include Android smart phones, iPhones and iPads, Windows 7... More TechABreak 2012 sold out
10th August 2012, 2.15pm
With help from BCAB's friends and supporters, sales of our Guide Cats CDs have just passed the £51,000 marker! Funds from the five CD collection contributed to BCAB's EyeT4All initiative, and will help us provide the match funding needed to win grants in the future. If you like the idea of... More Guide Cats sales reach £51,000
1st August 2012, 7.45am
BCAB's Mike Townsend joined Peter White and the Radio 4 In Touch programme on Tuesday. The topic was Georgie, a new suite of apps for Android smart phones, created by Roger and Margaret Wilson Heinz and distributed by Sight and Sound. Drawing on his experience of many different smart phone... More Mike Townsend on BBC Radio 4 In Touch
26th July 2012, 9.35pm
We're thrilled to announce that Ryan Kelly will be our special guest speaker at TechABreak 2012. Kelly, best known for his role as Jack "Jazzer" McCreary in The Archers, will join us for the Saturday night gala dinner. TechABreak 2012 is a weekend of technology seminars, social fun, and a little... More Ryan Kelly at TechABreak 2012
15th July 2012, 2.00pm
Following discussions with BCAB Board members, Conservative MP Helen Grant has pledged to help us to champion the rights of blind and partially sighted people. To date, she has asked Ed Vaizey. the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport atPrime Minister’s Question Time: what... More Helen Grant MP to champion digital inclusion
4th July 2012, 8.28pm
Léonie Watson will be teaming up with Steve Griffiths at Sight Village, to present a seminar on Windows 8 and the Narrator screen reader. The joint RNIB and BCAB seminar will be on Wednesday 18th at 2pm in Room 1, so don't forget to register your interest in good time!
25th June 2012, 4.00pm
Léonie Watson will join the Radio 4 In Touch programme tomorrow, to challenge the organisers of the National Diversity Awards about the inaccessibility of their website. A BCAB member raised concerns, after receiving an email about the awards that was completely inaccessible with a screen reader.... More Léonie Watson on BBC Radio 4 In Touch
13th June 2012, 1.24pm
Dr. Mike Townsend, Hon. President of the British Computer Association of the Blind, Took part in the Vision 2020 landmark conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre London June 12. Mike stated that technology is absolutely vital for blind and partially sighted people to engage in twenty first... More BCAB at Vision UK
27th April 2012, 11.39pm
BCAB is delighted to announce plans for our flagship annual event and AGM. It will be held at the Apollo hotel in Birmingham, from the 12th to 14th October 2012. TechABreak 2012 marks a change for BCAB. Sight Village Plus was our flagship annual event for many years, but with fewer BCAB members... More BCAB announces new flagship event