ABLES online systems now use HTML5 technology; all Adobe Flash components have been replaced. The systems can now be accessed by a wider variety of devices including tablets and iPads.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training is the development sponsor and owner of all rights in the ABLES Tools. The ABLES Tools were derived from the Students with Additional Needs (SWANs) assessment and reporting materials which are owned by the University of Melbourne.
The SWANs materials were developed with the support of the Australian Research Council as part of a Linkage partnership with the Centre for Advanced Assessment and Therapy Services and the University's foundation research partner, the Victorian Department of Education and Training.