Once Upon A Picture: iOS and ‘Live Text’

You may have noticed in one of the recent iOS updates the inclusion of ‘Live Text’ in your photos. This is a really cool addition that allows your camera to detect text within an image, enabling you to use the text just like you would with text on a website or a message on your […]

A post from Andrew…

When you’re that good with your tech that you can use two EyeGaze devices at the same time… This is not the usual setup for this client (nor should it necessarily be for anyone) for many reasons (the positioning of the second device is far from ideal, the potential for accidental presses on both devices is enormous, […]

Vacancy – Assistive Technology Assistant (SEN Learning Support)

access: technology is an assistive technology consultancy service, based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. We support children and adults with disabilities to become more independent through the use of technology, intervention and training. We are recruiting for an Assistive Technology Assistant, starting in April 2022 to provide ongoing support for our clients in their homes and […]

The Value of the Cloud

We are forever being told that things have ‘backed up to The Cloud’ or that our data is ‘safely stored in The Cloud’. This is such a regular occurrence, that I think most of us accept that this is just a part of reality; a reality we perhaps don’t understand, but are happy to accept. (A bit […]

Vysor Phone Control for Eye Gaze

As a 14 year old girl attending high school, it could be said that building and maintaining social relationships is one of the most important things in the world. Playing on the same apps, visiting the same websites and sending the same cat-filtered selfies as your friends is all part of the experience of growing […]

The Literacy Experience

The experience of literacy or a literacy lesson can differ for children and young people across the board. You would be forgiven for thinking that a national curriculum and standardised set of expectations for all, is perhaps not the most effective means of achieving universal success. However, instead of using this platform to discuss an […]

Why we love Clicker

Before I begin, I’d like to emphasise that I don’t work for Crick nor do I (or we as a company) have any professional affiliation with them, I just think they’re really, really good. For those who are unfamiliar with Clicker, it is a child-friendly word processor that’s jam-packed with assistive features to facilitate extended […]

I didn’t know you could use that for that!

On this month’s topic of ‘innovation’ I want to share with you a few examples of making use of a particular piece of equipment to access or control another. This type of innovation has proved invaluable for so many of the guys we work with as it taps into the ‘thing’ they’re already really good […]

Top 5 tips for getting the most out of EyeGaze

We’ve spoken at some length previously about the importance of getting the access method right for anyone wanting to make use of technology. The range of options available is enormous which means the scope we have for finding the right one for each person is actually pretty good. In my experience of this particular realm […]