We are expert providers of verbatim realtime captioning onsite and remotely to your tablet or laptop. Our stenographer service will capture every word as it is spoken with 99% accuracy. Make your business event and teleconference calls more accessible to those with a hearing loss or second language speakers with the best quality live captioning. Get a transcription of your event and maximise your marketing possibilities. Increase the profitability of your company by becoming more diverse, accessible, and attractive to consumers and employees.
Ability is the only UK magazine solely about assistive technology. Founded in 1991, the publication carries news, features and useful information about AT for a wide range of AT users and technologists including professionals working in education, business and health. The magazine is available in accessible formats and is published four times per year.
AbilityNet is committed to creating a world where ICT is not a barrier to people but enables them to live their lives to achieve their full potential whether at home, through education or in work. We assess people’s needs for adapting their technology, work with organisations to make their on-line services accessible and provide advice and information.
AccessAbility Solutions offers a specialist SEND ICT service to meet your needs. Our aim is to offer a range of packages to support schools , settings and individuals in the core work of:-
Assessing access for complex needs
Assessing access for learning needs
Training to ensure the solutions offered are….
…Embedded and working for the individual
Assessment and advice to parents
Conference Speaking & other ICT SEND event
Home tuition with ICT at the core of everything taught
ActiVise Software and AVP Software are independent learning and revision tools for all learners including those with dyslexia, autism and other SpLDs. The software enables the user to enter the information that they wish to learn or revise as questions & answers or steps in sequences as words or images. The user’s questions & answers or steps then appear in a series of interactive quiz like games or activities. All the games and activities are designed on the principles of repetition and overlearning that enable users to learn, revise and recall the information that they entered. ActiVise and AVP can transform a learner’s approach to revision and performance in exams.
At Assistive Solutions we are proud of our knowledge of disability and assistive technology, especially of dyslexia and teaching techniques, and we always strive to provide a first-class service to our customers. As individuals and as a company we aim to be professional, friendly and dependable. Our conscientious team reflect this approach in their day to day work.
At Astec, we pride ourselves in our reputation and ability to not only supply Assistive Technology, but to also offer a high standard of training and support all in house. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent, and are specialists within the Assistive Technology world. We are able to offer a one stop facility for all your Assistive Technology needs, from the supply of products, to the provision of software, to ongoing support and training.
ATOP Ltd is an independent assessment service for students with disabilities and specific learning disabilities studying in higher education. Established in 1999 and incorporated in 2003 the service is fully accredited through DSA-QAG The main assessment centre and administrative base is located at The University of Chester. Outreach Centres are based at Liverpool City Centre, South Liverpool, Ormskirk, Stockport, Warrington and Colwyn Bay. All of our Assessment Centres are fully accessible and in accordance with the DSA QAG Quality Assurance Framework each centre provides accessible parking, a seated waiting area and refreshments available for visitors on request Our aim is to provide students with a full and professional service enabling individuals to reach their true potential through equal opportunity to learning. Our objective is to ensure that barriers to learning are removed for individuals with additional needs.
With 15 years experience working in the field of assistive & enabling technology within the education, business and health & social care environments providing expert advice, consultancy and improvement support with a passion for Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS), innovation and transformation. He spent 9 years in the Post-16 sector at a residential Independent Specialist College (ISC) based in Gloucestershire and previously at a General Further Education (GFE) provider. Having significant experience in the initial assessment, specification, purchasing, setup, configuration and training of the relevant hardware and software associated with an appropriate assistive technology solution to individuals with a range of physical and learning disabilities aiding access, inclusion and independence. Andrew now offers information and guidance to schools, colleges, Government and public sector, social enterprises and businesses across the country, helping them make strategic purchasing decisions, as well as providing training for a range of software and hardware solutions. Andrew is proud to be a member of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE). Andrew holds a current BPSS (Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard), Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and Standard Disclosure Scotland.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. We have a publicly stated ambition to become the most accessible & inclusive FTSE company for all our customers and colleagues. We have established a mature and pioneering accessibility programme, ensuring that disabled and older people can do business with or be employed by the bank. Barclays was the first UK bank to launch talking cash machines in 2012 and since then, we have used assistive technology & innovative solutions to offer more accessible bank services – from high visibility debit cards, to virtual sign language interpreters to voice biometrics within telephone banking. Our market leading accessible customer service is driven by intelligent partnerships with charities and experts as well as attracting, supporting and developing a diverse workforce and in particular disabled talent. A diverse workforce leads to divers thinking which leads to more inclusive products and ultimately a better customer experience. We take an open collaborative attitude to sharing with others and are helping to shape the accessibility profession. Find out more at http://barclayscorporate.com/accessibility.
Barry Bennett Ltd works closely with Independent Assessors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Health Professionals, Health and Safety Managers, Facilities Managers and a whole host of other specialists and uses its unrivalled experience in dealing with employees and students with special needs and disabilities and also working with companies on a pro-active basis to improve ergonomics in the workplace.
BAUM Retec (UK) Ltd is part of the BAUM Retec AG group of companies, and we are the exclusive importer, and distributor of BAUM products for the United Kingdom, and Republic of Ireland. Our products: VarioUltra 20 & 40-cell Braille display / notetaker. Pronto! 18 & 40-cell Braille display / Organiser. VisioBook & VisioDesk Foldable & Portable Video Magnifiers.
Box42 supplies software and hardware to enable access for people who have special needs / disabilities to help overcome barriers to communication and achievement. We offer years of expert experience helping people who have learning disabilities and specialise in specific differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit, autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Burnetts provides insurance and warranty products to commercial and public sector organisations. Through our insurance partners, we are able to provide a wide range of specialist insurance and warranty products.
We design & build advanced breath control devices that can give users full control of their PC or Macs by breath alone. Designed as a standalone device emulating both a keyboard and a mouse, or can work in a mode to compliment free software such as Camera Mouse. This allows users to use this software with no carer support at all.
Established in 2006, we work with students at more than 180 Higher Education Providers (HEPs) across the UK, providing NMH support workers and assistive technology.
Concept Northern specialises in supporting people with disabilities and learning difficulties in employment, education and privately. We have helped thousands of individuals including DSA Students, Access to Work clients and many institutions and organisations. We strive to treat each client as an individual ensuring we meet their needs and circumstances.
Conversor is the leading portable voice amplifier provider in the UK. We have over 12 years’ experience within the industry and supply everything you need to ensure sound is improved if you have hearing difficulties, whether you are in classes, lectures or on guided tours.
Crick Software develops innovative, fully accessible software that provides extensive reading and writing support for learners of all ages and abilities. Our software is used on over half a million computers around the world and has been recognized by major awards both in the UK and internationally.
Destek supports people with disabilities and aims for inclusion for all in society through the drive and advancements in accessibility. With a range of services such as consultancy, physical and digital auditing and training. We want to achieve equality and break down any barriers stopping anyone fully taking part in society.
Whether it is a fully managed start to finish project, consultation, installation or ongoing support, we are always on hand for all your AT matters.
The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) works with clients to create digital media that is accessible to all members of a population, and meets best practice accessibility standards and legislation.
Dolphin Computer Access is dedicated to improving the lives of people with vision and print impairments. Our range of software products, for people with low vision, dyslexia and other reading difficulties, exist to give independence – to make information accessible to everyone, wherever they are.
Dyslexia Box provides assistive technology, training and consultancy into education and the workplace. Our aim is to connect the most innovative and effective technologies from around the world with those who need them most. We supply to schools, colleges, universities, local & national government and businesses of all sizes.
Educate Training provides assistive software training and technology services for people with disabilities in both education and the workplace. We work on a one on one basis, tailoring our training to the individual needs of our client. We can assess individuals to identify the appropriate equipment and training required. Training for groups can also be arranged to help promote what technology is available and how it can benefit individuals and organisations.
Gordon Morris is a certified DSA ‘One Stop Shop’ that assists people with hearing impairment to break through the sound barrier. For over 25 years, Gordon has used his personal experience of hearing impairment and technical knowledge to select a wide range of equipment that matches his commitment to quality, innovation and functionality. We are committed to supplying the best available assistive listening equipment to students & employees via DSA and AtW. We have a passion to assist students and workers with a hearing impairment to fulfil their goals and ambitions.
Hamer Technology is a leading provider of assistive technology and related solutions for the educational sector and workplace environments.
We specialise in the support of individuals with specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
Hands-Free Computing (HFC) was established in 1997 with the mission to help those in the workplace reach their full potential and improve their working life. This is achieved by using a combination of training, tutoring, provision of assistive technology, ergonomic equipment and adaptations. Over the past decade Hands-Free has grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of assistive technology in the workplace as well as a leading provider of training and solutions for people with a wide range of other disabilities. These not only make working life easier for so many, but in thousands of cases they enable employees to remain in their job and lead a productive working life.
iansyst has over 30 years experience in assistive technology. We offer independent, expert advice to help you make an informed choice from a range of technology solutions. iansyst specialises in helping people with a variety of disabilities, including: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, visual impairments, hard of hearing and disabilities which require ergonomic solutions (such as repetitive strain injury and other mobility disabilities). Our comprehensive knowledge and expertise has enabled us to help a variety of clients – from children to adults; in education, at home or in the workplace. We work closely with an array of other specialists, including: Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) Assessors, Special Education Needs Coordinators (SENCos), HR Managers and occupational health professionals involved in providing the best environment for people to flourish and grow.
iansyst can help you meet your needs with product solutions; computers, software, hardware & gadgets as well as training and information.
Inclusive Technology provides a range of assistive technology – the hardware and software that helps those with special needs to take part in learning. Access devices, such as switches and alternative keyboards, enable people with physical or sensory difficulties to use a computer and to communicate. The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen provides an inclusive alternative to the interactive whiteboard. Inclusive’s software helps develop skills like using a switch, understanding cause and effect, making choices and working with words and numbers. Inclusive also provides advice, consultancy and training on SEN issues and ICT solutions.
Recognised as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration® Software, Inc.’s award-winning technology tools are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students, educators and 21st century business leaders think, learn, brainstorm, analyse and write. Inspiration Software’s technology tools inspire students and creative thinkers to develop strong thinking and organisational skills, improve their academic performance and tap the power of visual thinking. Founded 30 years ago by Donald Helfgott and Mona Westhaver, the company’s visual learning tools are used by more than 25 million students and teachers worldwide.
lnvate was born out of a passionate desire to improve the quality of service provision for all DSA students. That passion stems from Invate’s founder, Chris Quickfall, who was once a DSA student himself. Since then, Invate has grown to become one of the largest assistive technology equipment and training providers in the UK, with offices in London and Newcastle. Invate supports the needs of disabled people in both education and employment. We focus on the use of assistive technologies to increase independence, overcome challenges and support individual aspirations.
At Launchpad, it’s all about tailoring AT training to the individual – demystifying it, simplifying it and making it fun. We take our inspiration from our DSA students and AtW clients, who have often had to work that bit harder to get where they want to be. We see determination and ambition, and it’s our job to provide the tools and assistance to enable people to build on their strengths and achieve their goals. As a consultancy, we bring a creative approach to design/usability, accessibility, e-Learning, study strategies, training programmes and promotional materials.
LexAble develops intelligent, automatic spelling correction software. Founded in 2007 and based in Cardiff, UK, the company began with a driven entrepreneur at a hotdesk. Since then, the company, our software and our customer base have become well established and grown into something we’re really proud of.
LexAble’s ambition and enthusiasm are the same as when the company first began. We actively seek feedback from our customers, and we are constantly developing, expanding and improving our software. We firmly believe that the driving force behind our continued success is that we provide a fantastic product.
Today our products are used in universities, schools and workplaces in the UK and throughout the English speaking world.
Lexxic Ltd is a consultancy which provides specialist services for adults in the workplace affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, and other neurological differences.
Our services are aimed at unlocking the potential of adults with dyslexia and other neurological differences, raising the awareness of these conditions within the workplace, and providing support to enhance the organisation and employee’s experience through expert advice and recommendations.
Lexxic has a successful track record of delivering services throughout the UK to FTSE 100 companies and government organisations. As a team of highly qualified psychologists and specialist teachers, we are passionate about helping employees and organisations reach their full potential.
Mantra Lingua is a UK based publisher that supplies bilingual resources around the world. Mantra Lingua celebrates the cultural and linguistic nature of society, provide teachers and librarians with creative resource materials and strives for innovation and creativity in learning methods, promoting the values of bilingualism. We offer children’s books in English with a vast selection of dual languages. Working with the RNIB, we are building upon our SEN product range using innovative tactile and sound technology. We also produce products using TalkingPEN technology for the bird watching community.
MatchWare is a provider of mind mapping and meeting management software. MatchWare’s proprietary software is designed for use by businesses, educational institutions and governments worldwide to enhance brainstorming, communication and collaboration. MatchWare is headquartered in Denmark with subsidiaries in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
Microlink PC is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to disabled people of all ages working in partnership with government agencies and other assistive technology companies to develop solutions that give disabled people convenient access to affordable IT. We are an accredited DSA-QAG Supplier as well as being Gold members of the Employers Forum on Disability.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.
With over forty years experience in the design of trackballs, Pretorian Technologies is ISO 9001:2008 registered for the design and manufacture of human input devices for the special needs and industrial markets. Through the combination of state-of-the-art design techniques and manufacturing expertise, Pretorian Technologies products are sold worldwide via a large network of Distributors and specialist OEMs.
Remtek was founded in 1974 and has remained in business since that time by keeping constantly aware of our customers’ requirements and flexible to their varying needs. This grounding has enabled us to develop our business in the area of disabled computer users and we constantly seek to improve the service we give. Our staff are chosen on their suitability for our customer base and all receive training in both assistive technology and disability awareness.
Scanning Pens Ltd are the largest supplier of mobile scanners in Europe. Products in our portfolio include the C-Pen Reader, C-Pen Exam Reader and e-pens digital pens. Whether it is a business contract, a magazine article, a book or anything else; a mobile scanner is a flexible tool that enables users to hear words aloud or store, edit and send information while on the move. The products we supply are designed to save you time and money. Scanning Pens Ltd sell to the trade, schools, LEAs, government, business, and end users. We are able to offer you the latest product information through our professional customer service team.
Sensory Guru is a dynamic company with a passion for developing exciting and innovative learning technologies. Specialising in the design and installation of sensory environments, gesture controlled software and inclusive learning technology, Sensory Guru can deliver environments that are inclusive, inspiring and at the leading edge of technological development. The Sensory Guru team is comprised of a collection of talented designers, engineers, education specialists and programmers all committed to making a positive impact on the learning development of children and adults with special educational needs. Most of what we do is focused on developing bespoke technologies and learning experiences.
Sight and Sound Technology was formed in 1979. We are the leading UK supplier of solutions for the blind, visually impaired and those with learning difficulties. We are the exclusive distributor of products such as JAWS, ZoomText, Kurzweil1000/3000 and the HIMS and Index range of hardware. We are a full one-stop-shop – delivering training and support to end-users, DSA assessors, Access to Work cases and Corporates alike.
Skoogmusic is a musical instrument that anyone can play. A revolutionary tactile cube that will change the way you and your family enjoy, create and learn music. A new music accessory for iPad that opens up a world of ‘musicplay’ to everyone, including those with disabilities.
Focused upon evolving and proven technology to find holistic solutions to specialised mobility and switching issues, Smile Smart Technology has led the industry for nearly two decades, providing innovative products configured to suit individual needs, including a versatile range of highly tensile mounts that can be fitted to all wheelchairs, tables and beds.
Sonocent develops software that enables students with learning disabilities to create their own notes. Instead of writing notes, students record classes and highlight key parts with color. Sonocent Audio Notetaker combines colour, audio, text, images and presentation slides all into a single workspace. Available for iOS, PC and Mac.
Since 1990 Soundbeam has become the most well-established music resource for special needs, with children and adults in over 5000 schools and other centres being enabled – regardless of physical or cognitive disability – to compose and perform. Unlike earlier versions, Soundbeam 5 is a fully integrated ‘plug and play’ unit requiring no external keyboard or switchbox and can be set up in seconds. Up to four beams and eight wireless switches can be added, making this award-winning product a flexible resource invaluable for both one-to-one therapy and group activity.
Spellex Corporation is the world leader in industry specific writing tools software. Superior products, innovation, and total quality commitment have kept Spellex in the forefront of our field for more than 20 years. The company’s easy-to-use speech recognition and spell checking software for the medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, legal, bioscience, scientific/engineering, dental, botanical, and geographical fields and our software developer tools for custom applications and Web pages address the need for quality software solutions for a host of applications and environments.
Raising the standard of assistive technology in education, work and the home. National Star has over 40 years of experience working with learners who have physical, sensory or learning disabilities across a number of different environments. We use an exciting range of equipment, software and expertise to provide accessibility solutions for education, work and home environments. Our services are customised to you, and include assessments, equipment training and support.
Steve Martin Associates (SMA) is the premier provider of technology assessments for litigation in the UK.
We have substantial experience in dealing with a wide range of claims, from serious injuries to smaller claims. We regularly work with the country’s leading law firms to assess and quantify a client’s needs: for example following a birth injury, undiagnosed congenital disorder, industrial or road traffic accident.
SMA’s consultants have a long history of producing litigation reports that conform to the requirements of Part 35.
Our consultants produce joint or single expert reports not purely focused on ‘special needs technology’, but taking a broader approach to encompass any technology that would play an important or vital part in an individual’s life.
We are highly regarded throughout the UK among Lawyers and Barristers. We work closely with Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Lawyers to quantify claims, whilst also working as part of a wider team of experts across disciplines. These may include Care, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language and Accommodation professionals.
Design and manufacture special switches and accessories for special needs clients. The Doo-zy switch along with the Vibe-Lite is part of our product range. John Kopelciw founding director of the multi sensory company Spacekraft now running Switch-Ed has over 25 years of experience in special needs. He is always happy to talk about any special projects or problems you may have. Watch out for our sister company Sensory Learning soon to be launched to design and build bespoke sensory room projects.
Specialists in braille production and suppliers of braille embossers and software,
Texthelp Ltd. is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions. We develop innovative, assistive software to support individuals with their reading, writing and research skills in Education, the Workplace and at Home. Our software supports those with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, and where English is a second language.
Tobii is the world’s leading eyegaze and AAC manufacturer. Our UK team of 3 experienced AT consultants support four UK resellers, covering the full learning curve of eyegaze implementation.
At V I Resourcing Limited we provide educational resources in a variety of formats for young people with a print impairment. We work mainly with examining organisations, local authorities and schools to provide both materials and advice. The directors are qualified teachers of the visually impaired and members of the VIR team include dyslexia specialist teachers, oral language modifiers, experienced typesetters, graphic artists, braillists and IT accessibility consultants. We have been working in the production of accessible formats for the last 20 years. As technology has advanced and the technological environment changed, our services have improved. We are now proven accessible electronic file specialists with extensive experience of producing accessible interactive pdfs and epubs. V I Resourcing offers a complete service, a one-stop shop, from the initial modification of material right through to the finished product in large print, braille and electronic format complete with any tactile diagrams, shapes, 3D models required.
Vocendi is a training provider covering England and Wales with assistive technology, employability and soft skills training.
I am Garry Kelsall BSc(Hons) IT & comp, MBCS, the owner of Web & IT Studio. I specialise in providing assistive technology to clients of all ages and abilities. I carry out my business in an ethical and honest way, guided by the principles of BATA and the BCS, the chartered institute for IT.
Wyvern have been supplying DSA Students for over 15 years, and throughout this time we have built an extensive knowledge base of Assistive Technology, whilst supporting 1000s of students through their studies. As an accredited member of the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) we supply a high level of service and support to all of our students. With a specialised team of delivery staff, trainers and a dedicated technical support team, we can offer everything a student needs to maximise the benefit of their Equipment.