Look no hands!

9 April 2013

If you couldn’t use your hands to make a call or send a text, what would you do?

This is the question we would like to ask you, your staff and your customers for one week from 13 May to 17 May 2013 through our fundraising campaign 'Look no hands!'

The task is simple; text 'look132' without using your hands to 70070 to donate £2 to towards our crucial free services - instead try texting with your toes, nose or elbows!

'When Apple's Siri and Google voice just don't get it, sometimes to get the message across texting with my tongue gets the job done!' said Sean Kelly AbilityNet volunteer. 

Communication is a basic human need and is essential to human nature, but there are millions of disabled people who find this simple human act exceptionally difficult.

AbilityNet is a unique national disability charity which provides free impartial information, advice and support to people with any disability and of any age; we adapt technology to improve lives at work, at home or in education.

In 2012 we supported over 300,000 people through our free services, but with over 11 million people registered disabled in the UK there are still millions of people who need our support.

Why should you get involved?

Did you know 85 per cent of people acquire a disability during their working life, disabled people are twice as likely to have no qualifications and be unemployed and the majority of impairments are not visible - less than 8 per cent of disabled people use a wheelchair?

Disability is a fact of life and can affect you, your children, partner, family members and friends at any point, as only 17 per cent of disabled people are born with a disability.

AbilityNet's objective is to help every disabled person we can reach by supporting them with the life transforming benefits of IT and technology but we cannot continue our work alone; we need your support.

This May shout ‘Look no hands!’ donate £2 towards AbilityNet's free services and give light to someone's life. Help change lives today!

If you would like any further information on how you can get involved contact Anu Dhami by email anu.dhami@abilitynet.org.uk or call 01926 880906.