Facebook Messenger… For kids!?

Another Meta creation has arrived, “the video, voice and messaging app designed for kids.” Meta has developed this app to provide a safe place where kids can communicate with their friends and family, with the support of parental controls – Get in! Messenger Kids is a free video, voice and messaging app for all smartphones […]

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 […]

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 […]

access: technology’s first office gaming social

When I joined access: technology, almost one year ago (where did the time go!) my role gave the company the potential to do so much more for our clients. Kelly, one of our lovely Directors, had a vision of bringing our clients together for something so many of them had in common – the love […]

Turn on greyscale for a happier, healthier relationship with your phone

Type anything into Google about smartphones, digital wellbeing, healthy digital habits, addiction… You will scroll through the millions of links, all clawing for your attention, and you will notice a common phrase, “Smartphones are the new cigarette” or, “Smartphones are our era’s cigarette”. Smartphones are a wonderful tool that connects us to old and new […]

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 […]

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 […]