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Assistive Technology users face serious issues with using Windows 8.1

Jun 06, 2014 08:57 BST Aspire You probably can’t have helped but notice that Microsoft released their latest operating system, Windows 8.1, towards the end of last year. Most of the talk has been about the new look, and that alone has divided opinion in the Aspire office. But we’ve also started to find a few glitches that could have very serious consequences for Assistive Technology users.

Le Mans Celebration Dinner raises over £25,000 for Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow

Jun 03, 2014 16:10 BST Aspire Last Thursday 29th May saw the inaugural Le Mans Celebration event in the City of London. Charities Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow joined forces to raise much needed funds to help those with spinal cord injuries and to fund mobile chemotherapy units.

May 19, 2014 23:49 BST Aspire Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, welcomes the news that Wellcome Trust-funded researchers at Newcastle University have been able "to restore the ability to grasp with a paralysed hand using spinal cord stimulation."

The Zero Alpha Foundation to support Team Lee Forces United

Apr 12, 2014 19:50 BST The Zero Alpha Foundation After a meeting with the founders of new charity Team Lee Forces United, The Zero Alpha Foundation are now assisting them to help in the work they're doing. It's a new charity set up by Ms Lyn Rigby, mother of the late Fusilier Lee Rigby and they're undertaking many fundraising initiatives focused around football, to help raise money to provide assistance to other bereaved families.

Aspire gives out its Annual Awards for Volunteers and Staff

Apr 11, 2014 13:43 BST Aspire Last week Aspire gave out its annual awards to key staff and volunteers who have supported Aspire over the last year.

Mar 12, 2014 15:18 GMT Aspire Last week, Aspire met with NHS Commissioners in Cornwall as part of a joint project with Back Up and SIA aiming to improve services for spinally injured people in the county.

Mar 07, 2014 15:13 GMT Aspire Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord injury, has been awarded the position of 29th Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For.

The Zero Alpha Foundation Supports Combat Stress

Feb 14, 2014 12:45 GMT The Zero Alpha Foundation The Zero Alpha Foundation is proud to have supported Combat Stress with a grant of £500 to fund a 'Just for us' group through their Community Outreach programme which provides treatment and practical support to veterans and their families in the community.

Aspire launches a new welfare benefits advice service

Feb 10, 2014 16:23 GMT Aspire Responding to the major changes to the benefits system, Aspire has launched a new welfare benefits advice service, committed to ensuring that people with spinal cord injuries will be supported through this time of change.

The Zero Alpha Foundation supports KartForce

Feb 10, 2014 13:52 GMT The Zero Alpha Foundation The Zero Alpha Foundation is proud to have supported KartForce with a grant of £500 which will help contribute to the costs of getting injured troops involved in motorsport to aid in their rehabilitation,