Vacancy – Executive Assistant

Spring 2022 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 assessment, provision of technology, intervention and training.  We are recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support the Director of our excellent Assistive Technology Consultancy practice. […]

Principles

We believe “technology is the great equaliser”. We live in an amazing time, where the vast majority of physical and cognitive limitations can be overcome, if not completely mitigated by the use of assistive technology. With the ongoing evolution of technological solutions, it is becoming progressively easier to interact with the world regardless of an […]

Say Hello to Cozmo!

Back in July I posted the blog ‘Top tips for introducing assistive technology to young children’. This blog takes a step forward and covers an innovative piece of technology which is revolutionising the way we work with young children. Meet Cozmo, this decade’s answer to Tamagotchi. Cozmo is a small talking robot who can communicate […]

Top 5 ways to access your smart phone

Smart phones are now an integral part of our daily life, providing access to social media, news, shopping, work activities and much more! Whatever you think about the use of smartphones, there is no denying that they are only going to become more popular. There is no escaping the rivalry between Apple and Android. Fear […]

Top 5 tips for removing visual clutter

Andrew in his latest blog post has already covered this in some good detail, but I feel this is such an important element of implementing Assistive Technology, I’m going to go through it again. “Visual Clutter” is the term I’ve used to describe the unnecessary content that cloud a user’s screen, and therefore impedes their […]

Top tips for introducing assistive technology to young children

Assistive technology is a fantastic way to give children some independence who may otherwise need help to complete basic tasks. It can be daunting making that first step towards assistive technology especially if you are unfamiliar with the devices and their use. Rest assured, there are ways to easily phase it in to normal day-to-day […]

Accessing Your Technology

Of all the awe and wonder associated with technology (and there’s loads), the most striking with regard to assistive tech, in my opinion, is the sheer range of options available for each individual task. Name something you can use technology for and with a little Googling or speaking to the right people, you’ll find innumerable […]

Universal Principles of Assistive Technology

A little while ago, whilst studying for my post-grad, I came across the book “Assistive Technology: Principles and Applications for Communication” By Oliver Wendt. It’s quite a heavy going book, but Chapter 4, ‘Universal Principles and Guidelines’, struck a chord with me. At this time Assistive Technology (AT) wasn’t overly prevalent in the UK, with […]