Vacancy: Assistive Technology Technician

Disability IT Support – Spring 2024 Join our dynamic team at access: technology as we expand our service and make a profound impact on lives across the country. We’re thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for the role of Assistive Technology Technician, based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. If you’re a confident, sociable individual with a […]

Vacancy: Administrator

Part-time, to fit around family responsibilities. Join our growing team at access: technology as an Administrator, playing a crucial role in our mission to make a significant impact on lives across the country through assistive technology. Based in our Ripon, North Yorkshire office, we’re looking for a highly organised, detail-oriented individual with exceptional administrative skills. […]

Vacancy: Assistive Technology Consultant

Disability IT Specialist – Spring 2024 Join our dynamic team at access: technology as we expand our reach and make a profound impact on lives across the country. We’re thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for the role of Assistive Technology Consultant. If you’re a confident, sociable individual with a passion for making a real […]

The TD Pilot review

Yesterday I had my first initial look at the new Tobii Dynavox TD Pilot eye gaze iPad device. The team at access: technology spent a couple of hours playing with the TD Pilot whilst our local TD rep, Joe, did our grand job of fielding our many questions. Firstly, I must apologise for taking so […]

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 […]