A(pple) Shortcut to Accessibility

It could be said that the global tech giants have certainly made exceptional progress in recent years to develop their devices and software to consider accessibility from the word go. Rather than finding ways to adapt an existing interface, we are seeing these options built into an ever increasing range of new off-the-shelf products – […]

Near and Far: Finding your way back when you “Roam”

A Prologue… For any of you that know me, you will know I am not a massive fan of sport; however, as sport has recently captured the heart of the nation, so too has it captured mine… well, for the duration of this blog at least… and only so far as assistive technology is concerned… […]

Why we love Clicker

Regardless of the keyboard layout you choose, you have the option to jazz it up with the ‘rainbow’ setting should you wish, as mentioned before this works really well with SuperKeys and, for similar reasons, is great for supporting users in their typing. Rather than having to point or try to explain the location of […]

Why Handwriting Sucks & Other Stories (Part 1)

As assistive technology specialists, we help individuals overcome barriers they experience as a result of their disability or learning difficulty.  We do work with some amazing schools, but sadly, we could also argue, that we spend a great deal of time working to support our children to overcome the barriers they face as a result […]

Access: technology AT Ambassador Introduction

Assistive technology has always been a big part of my life because I have cerebral palsy. I think it’s so important that companies don’t just focus on the mainstream clients but also help clients that need adapted products. Even if an adapted device does exist, companies don’t often advertise it front and centre. Access:technology have […]

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 […]

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 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 […]