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 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 […]

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 […]

7 Top Tips for Successfully Implementing Assistive Technology in the Classroom…

I’m a teacher to my core, so I figured that for this blog post, I would share for your enjoyment our very top tips for AT implementation in the classroom… … no, really… don’t mention it… it’s our pleasure… Does everyone know why Assistive Technology is being used in the classroom? This might seem like […]

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 […]

Assistive Technology: Beyond the device

This is my first blog post, so it seems only fair that I should tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve been working for Access Technology North for almost one year (sure hope I get a cake or something to commemorate the actual anniversary… Mike? Andrew? Don’t pretend you’re not reading this…) Before coordinating […]

Expectation vs Reality

Having taught in mainstream education for 7 years, I am acutely aware of the positive outcomes possible from targeted, personalised intervention for young children. As anyone who has worked with children in this, or any other context will testify there are few things that offer a sense of reward quite like ‘making a difference’ (other […]