Charity Digital News: Reasons why cyberattacks succeed are revealed

30 August 2017
Source: Charity Digital News

Security professionals have named the main reasons why cyberattacks are successful, providing an insight into the areas charities need to protect. Malware protection specialist Lastline surveyed attendees at the Black Hat 2017 security conference and found that nearly 55% of respondents have suffered a cyberattack within their respective organisations, with 20% being hit with ransomware. While human error is a contributing factor

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Guide Dogs: Ten apps for children with sight loss this Summer

27 July 2017
Source: Guide Dogs

School’s out! and children and young people with sight loss will want to stave off holiday boredom the same as any schoolchild, and technology can be key. Here’s a look at ten apps which could help a child with sight loss enjoy the world around them the same as their friends, from magnification to dictation and fun games. Handy hint: It’s

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BVUK: US and UK veterans’ charities to host first “Life Beyond Sight Loss” seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to tackle sight loss

23 May 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

When:  Wednesday 24 May – 13:00 Where: Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour St, London, W2 2HF A research seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to discuss sight loss will be taking place in London this week (24/05). The “Life Beyond Sight Loss” Seminar is the first in a series looking at various research and innovation ideas in relation to blind veterans.

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Applications Open For Round Two Of Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme

28 April 2017
Source: Transformation Foundation

The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to:   increase their ability to raise funds more effectively serve their beneficiaries raise broader awareness of their cause If you’re a charity interested

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Two weeks to find the winners of the Tech4Good Awards 2017

21 April 2017
Source: AbilityNet

There are just two weeks left to enter the seventh AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. These awards celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. This year’s categories include digital health, digital skills and young pioneers. Entry is free of charge and open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK –

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ECV: European Commission consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing

30 March 2017
Source: European Coalition for Vision

The European Coalition for Vision, via their new link into the European Commission via the EIP AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) inform us that the European Commission has launched a consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for Active & Healthy Ageing. The consultation is open to all organisations regardless of whether or not you are

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UserVision: Accessibility Review of Online Retailers: Round Up

1 March 2017
Source: UserVision

UserVision conducted 6 mini accessibility audits of popular online retail stores. Their aim was to help raise awareness of online accessibility by taking a quick look at how well these brands conformed to WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Unfortunately, all of the sites reviewed would fail a WCAG 2.0 Level AA audit in their present state. This means that disabled users would

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IET: 2016, Chris Lewis “When the Hyper-connected individual meets the Healthcare sector”.

19 January 2017
Source: IET

Listen to 2016s IET Healthcare Award winners and keynote speaker, Chris Lewis, speaking on “When the Hyper-connected individual meets the Healthcare sector”. The advent of wearable technology and the emergence of ubiquitous commoditised connectivity feeding the Internet of Things (IOT) means that we can literally wrap ourselves in communicating technologies. This technology can apply to everyone, including the world’s billion disabled

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Lifeboat Foundation: Artificial Intelligence is Helping Restore Vision

12 January 2017
Source: Lifeboat Foundation

  Microsoft is partnering with a prestigious eye hospital in India to help perfect AI powered computer diagnostics to the field of ophthalmology. Artificial intelligence is continually making great strides to integrate more in various healthcare settings, hopefully increasing the quality and availability of patient care. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 285 million people are visually impaired,

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KPMG International: Global Automotive Executive Survey

10 January 2017
Source: KPMG

Some very interesting opinions on the future of the car industry and particularly on the growth and development of electric and self-drive cars. ‘I believe robot taxis will revolutionise UK urban transportation in the second half of the next decade’  John Leech UK Head of Automotive at KPMG Key messages from the report can be found here:  Key Messages The

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