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 […]

The Summer 2023 Gaming Social through the eyes of our client, Jack Taylor

On Wednesday 16th August, access: technology hosted their second In-person Gaming Social. This was situated at their offices at Newby Hall and was attended by two of their Clients and our AT ambassador, as well as the technicians on standby for support. The aim of the event was to meet new people, to challenge the […]

A guide to joysticks by our client, Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor is one of our wonderful clients. He has been gaining some work experience with us over the summer and has been creating some rather excellent content! Here he is, sharing his real life experience of several joysticks, with the help of our AT Technician, Rachid. I game every day and the heart of […]

Visual Dictation – An exam game changer!

Jack Taylor is one of our amazing clients. He’s been working through his GCSEs and found a really great way to assist his learning in the classroom and during his exams… My name is Jack Taylor, I have just finished sitting my GCSE exams and will be studying A-Levels next academic year at a York-based […]

Let’s talk periods! Introducing our Menstrual cycle grid set

“See a need, fill a need!” – Mr Bigweld, Robots 2005. Our Senior AT Consultant, Andrew Simpson has many clients who are approaching those tumultuous teenage years. Do you remember the awkwardness, the weird body changes and the ever increasing desire to fit in? Now imagine going through all that and being non-verbal! Specifically, Andrew […]

Increase EyeGaze accessibility with this iPad top tip!

Much of our work involves supporting clients trying out new assistive technologies to see which solutions work best for them. This is a crucial element in our client’s journeys towards independence, access to everyday things and for increased quality of life. The more assistive technologies they can experience, the deeper the understanding of what the […]

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 […]