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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]