BATA members’ update: these people need your tech and know how

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We have received a number of inquiries from visitors to our website looking for products, services and other forms of assistance. Please respond if you can.  
 
Court reports
I would be grateful if you would provide a list of AT experts who are prepared to provide court reports. I act for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in a cerebral palsy action. Angela Maguire, Directorate of Legal Services angela.maguire@hscni.net.
 
Shared exhibition stand
I have designed and developed a unique product which is helping people recover from a stroke or who have dementia. I would like to exhibit at some exhibitions this year (particularly Naidex) but cannot justify the cost of a stand by myself. I wondered if you were exhibiting at any exhibitions this year and would be prepared to rent out a small corner. The product is called the RydaMablet system to help those recovering from a stroke and other brain injuries in addition to those with dementia and other neurological conditions. I am local to Norwich and the product is manufactured using local companies. You can find out more at www.learnmovement.com   and in this video https://youtu.be/PtuqVrEn6M4 . I have also had a recent press article featured http://bit.ly/2gkxOVr . Andrew Marshall, Learn Movement, info@learnmovement.com tel: 01508 578435.
 
AT courses
I wondered if you would be able to help with some courses for personal development. I have been looking at the BSc in Assistive Technology offered by Coventry University, however, when I recently spoke to them they told me they were no longer doing this course. I wondered if you knew of any other courses that were similar to this? Scott Douglas, scottandrewdouglas@gmail.com.
 
I am enquiring as to whether any members offer accredited training in the use of assistive technology for sensory impaired students. Alison Tetlow-Hamper, Sensory Impairment Service, Northamptonshire County Council, atetlow@northamptonshire.gov.uk .
 
Dyslexia software
My daughter is 10 and going into main stream secondary school. She is severely dyslexic and has a reading age of 6. I have looked and at and considered lots of different dyslexia software and have a small budget to buy some for home use and to hopefully start teaching her what she needs- what can you recommend? Sharon Clark, greenmonkeystoys@hotmail.co.uk.
 
Exam technology
My school is hosting an Inset day for all the SENCos from the independent sector in the Essex area. I am looking for someone to come to the day and discuss the different sorts of assistive technology which JCQ approves for exams. Is this something you can help with? Melanie Wright, Forest School, mw@forest.org.uk.  
 
Reading Council showcase
We are planning to organise a half day workshop/presentation at our offices in Reading to showcase assistive technology to help our staff in their working day and inspire them to think about how we can provide assistive technology to our social care clients to enable them to access services (from us and others) digitally. I wondered if you have any information that might help put me in touch with providers of assistive technology we could invite to showcase their products. Adam Bevington, Digital and Website Manager Reading Borough Council, adam.bevington@reading.gov.uk.
 
Renting in Taiwan
Charlie Ma writes from the Research Center on ICF and Assistive Technology, National Ying-Ming University, Taiwan, where he is researching government policy on AT. He is asking for information about systems for renting assistive technology to disabled people as an alternative to buying expensive equipment outright. He would be grateful for information about managing rentals and developing a policy for AT rentals. Charlie Ma, ccma.icf@gmail.com.







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