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30/01/2015
Farewell to two specialist teams gone within a month. The JISC TechDis and BRITE teams
JISC TechDis which took over from DIS-in-HE and BRITE provided specialist support for the use of digital technologies ...
25/11/2014
Disabled Living Foundation and Shaw Trust merge at the end of November
'DLF will retain its name, identity and staff' with further development of 'essential information, ...
20/08/2014
Inclusive Technology free assistive technology information days
Available in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton.
19/04/2014
Special World is launching in September as a free online magazine for Special Education
Inclusive Technology is launching a free digital magazine for professionals working with children with special ...
04/01/2014
Setting your preference for apps that include accessibility in the Windows Store
Microsoft offer accessibility and language as preferences when choosing apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT
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25/10/2013
Iansyst Assistive Technology Update Seminar interviews available on line
Some suppliers and an assessor talk about the latest technologies available to disabled students
30/08/2013
JISC TechDis and JISC Legal short survey about copyright exceptions for disabled people
If you have an interest in this subject please take the survey before 8th September, 2013 ...
08/07/2013
DIAGRAM Webinar: "Tools for Creating Accessible Math" from USA
Geoff Freed and Bryan Gould of WGBH's National Center on Accessible Media will be joined by math accessibility ...
13/03/2013
MSc AAC Scholarships available
Dundee Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research group have a new MSc.
11/07/2012
Global AutoCorrect alongside Stephen Hawking & others win Technology4Good Accessibility Awards
AbilityNet and BT organise the awards bringing together a range of charities and businesses whose work enables people to ...
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17/06/2012
Shortlist for the 2012 Technology4Good Awards Announced
AbilityNet and BT announce a shortlist from over 200 entries.
14/06/2012
ACE Centre, Oxford saved from closure
Merger of ACE Centres in Oxford and Oldham ensures Oxford will continue to provide advice, assessments and training
23/05/2012
TextHelp on the move 10 minutes down the road
TextHelp will have a new address on May 25th
04/04/2012
Oxford ACE Centre to close end of June 2012
Nearly 30 years of support for children with complex needs comes to an end.
01/02/2012
Sight and Sound Technology acquire Forcetenco
Sight and Sound are now selling items from Forectenco via their online store.
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22/12/2011
During the Christmas break why not help BATA with a strap line for Assistive Technology
The British Assistive Technology Association offer a definition for Assistive Technology but want something snappy but ...
09/11/2011
Skillset Consultation on national occupational standards for the publishing industry
JISC TechDis asking for participation in this consultation that ends on 23/11/2011
07/10/2011
AbilityNet welcome Martha Lane Fox Sir Terry Prachett OBE as Patrons
Press release from the National disability and e-accessibility Charity, AbilityNet
28/09/2011
AccessMyStudies document storage with AT service for students in HE
Assistive Technology on the fly for reading documents
11/09/2011
Widgit back in business
Good news from Widgit who are back developing new software.
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05/07/2011
Skill finds new home at Disability Alliance
Disability Alliance is very pleased to announce it will be delivering some of the critical services Skill previously ...
15/05/2011
Free ViewPlus Webinar to learn more about Braille labelling and other hints and tips.
Creating Braille Sticky Labels and Setting Braille Paper Size May 25, 2011, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM British Summer Time
08/05/2011
Free Download: Symbol Supported News from News-2-You
Royal Wedding and other news items available by registering on Inclusive Technology website
08/04/2011
OmniRead costs covered by Disabled Students' Allowance
Student Finance England says it will cover the costs for advice about suitable screen colours to help with reading from ...
06/04/2011
Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities closes
A sad day for those working in Skill and those they have supported over many years.
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19/03/2011
RSLSteeper Becomes UK Reseller for Tobii AAC Devices
RSL will now be selling eye tracking and eye control technology.
18/03/2011
Using the Save as Daisy add-in for Word
Update of Save as Daisy launched for Word 2010
18/02/2011
Access to Work DVD
Microlink (UK) has videos and a free DVD available on request for those interested in finding out more about the Access ...
03/10/2010
Don't forget Aidis if you are looking AT and ICT support.
Aidis is a small charity serving the UK, with offices in London and Manchester.
19/07/2010
Mada, Qatar Assistive Technology Center is seeking to recruit
Several jobs are available to help develop Assistive Technology services in the Middle East.
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03/01/2010
British Assistive Technology Association launch event at Bett
Olympia Hilton, London beside Kensington Olympia underground station, 7:00 pm on Thurs 14th January
18/10/2009
New British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has its first meeting.
'Men in sheds' break out bubbly for new SEN body according to one report!
09/08/2009
Funding programme for the alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) sector
DCSF launch "Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Action"
26/07/2009
03/05/2009
Analysing and federating the European assistive technology ICT industry - final report
Published by the European Commission to encourage an association of companies.
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29/03/2009
Iansyst Ltd forges new partnership with Posturite (UK) Ltd
A joint venture of computer based assistive technologies with ergonomics.
15/02/2009
Inclusive Technology has entered into a partnership with Don Johnston Inc.
Inclusive Technology will now be selling Don Johnston products in UK
08/12/2008
Draft BSI Standard on Web Accessibility now available for Public Comment.
BS 8878:2009 Web Accessibility. Building Accessible Experiences for Disabled People. Code of Practice.
30/11/2008
QED offer more technologies from Enabling Devices (USA)
Quality Enabling Devices Ltd have added to their wide range of switch accessible technologies including toys for ...
23/11/2008
Dolphin Announce their Acquisition of Software Express
Software Express Limited will remain in Durham, UK and support the home market for Guide software
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21/09/2008
21/09/2008
Plastic Logic eBook Reader
New electronic book reader that is thinner and lighter than all the others.
21/09/2008
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Version 11 released
The latest version of this scanning, reading and notetaking software comes with a graphical organiser, column notes and ...
14/09/2008
Techno Dys - Technology Blog for those with an interest in dyslexia
A blog about technologies that could be useful when working with a computer.
03/08/2008
DIAL UK and Scope join forces to offer enhanced national information and advice service.
The joining of the two organisations will mean there is once more a dedicated national advice and information service ...
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13/07/2008
The Bercow review on Communication Support and Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Final Report published relating to the needs of children and young people (0 -19 years) in England.
15/06/2008
New partnership to improve accessibility of local government websites
This a new partnership between Jadu, a leading provider of web content management and AbilityNet, a registered charity ...
01/06/2008
Microlink PC and Osmond Group offer a national service with regional offices across the UK
Offices in Wimborne, Dorset and Southampton as well as London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Plymouth, Birmingham and Newcastle.
26/05/2008
Dore UK follows Dore Australia into Bankruptcy
The Dore programme included exercises and mental activities to improve spelling, balance and other aspects of dyslexia ...
27/04/2008
IT tools launched from its parent company Inclusive Technology
IT tools to "meet the technology needs of high schools, post-16 education, adult and community learning and work ...
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20/04/2008
Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN) survey on-line
If you support students in Higher and Further Education and your work is related to Assistive Technology or the ...
06/04/2008
The ATcare - Assistive Technology Design & Development Centre opens Autumn 2008
This centre will aim to act as a powerful new catalyst to get new AT products to the market.
09/03/2008
Barry Bennett in London town taking on the Back Store
Based at 330 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0RR
13/01/2008
Tobii and ATI become Tobii Assistive Technology, Inc. (Tobii ATI)
Swedish eye tracking specialist Tobii Technology and US based Assistive Technology Inc. (ATI) have announced that they ...
16/12/2007
BBC announce a beta testing of new BBC homepage design
The BBC is looking for feedback on the lastest version of their website.
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16/12/2007
Microsoft Seeking Feedback on Vista Speech Recognition
The American National Spinal Cord Injury Association survey on speech recognition.
09/12/2007
Journal of Assistive Technologies for those in health, social care and education.
The first volume of the Journal is now available with 20% off if you sign up onlne for 2 years!
09/09/2007
New research suggests that young university hopefuls expect unrestricted access to the Internet
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) report conducted by Ipsos MORI with 500 potential university students.
29/07/2007
AbilityNet Training on-line is launched
For three months the site is available on special offer to those that register early
06/07/2007
Developing the AT Workforce
FAST, working with members of the AT Forum, have published a feasibility study for an AT Workforce Development Strategy. ...
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10/06/2007
RNIB has launched its new logo and name
The Royal National Institute of Blind People describes their role as 'Supporting blind and partially sighted ...
10/06/2007
Books for All: Accessible curriculum materials for pupils with additional support needs
Scottish Executive post this report about the use of alternative formats in schools in Scotland.
19/11/2006
Science and Computer technology accessibility DVDs and advice sheets from USA
DO-IT has created training materials on making science and computer technology accessible to individuals with sensory ...
10/09/2006
Techno-Vision Systems Ltd provide free 10 point guide to making simple Braille documents
Easy to use guide for those wishing to make short Braille documents or other alternative formats for audio output.
10/09/2006
Dolphin Computer Access Ltd. have updated their website and changed the names of some products,
The website address has changed and there are many more useful articles, links and FAQs to help users.
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23/04/2006
Oats receives backing from the British Computer Society!
The BCS is backing the open source initiative to promote the development of assistive technology.
02/04/2006
Posturite (UK) Ltd incorporating Aquarius BackCare
The company has two offices offering services across UK as an "independent provider of practical ergonomic ...
05/02/2006
The Alliance for Digital Inclusion (ADI) launches research project.
ADI is a consortium led by the RNID with the collaboration of businesses, working together to promote digital inclusion. ...
29/01/2006
A new company for specialist technologies - Smartbox
Smartbox will be distributing all the Sensory Software International products.
15/01/2006
Stereotype offers new Electronic Note taker Directory for finding this type of support.
Access to the directory is free and note takers can also add their own details.
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07/01/2006
MicrolinkPC offer two documents about Palm PDAs
A comparison of the PalmOne Tungsten E2 and Palm Z22 along with some additional hardware and software options to aid ...
25/11/2005
Communication training at RNID assessment centre for level 4 NVQ in interpreting BSL/English
RNID's communication training team achieves assessment centre status. - 24 November 2005
16/10/2005
TextHelp introduce Lexiflow for publishers working with Adobe Acrobat.
This new software service converts textbooks that have been saved in PDF format into a new digital "talking ...
09/09/2005
Alva and Optelec Tieman Group join forces in the Netherlands
Alva Braille products and portable devices will be supported by Optelec.Netherlands
21/08/2005
The Dutch company Alva has filed for bankruptcy
Having supplied specialist braille products over the last twenty years the search is on for support from other ...
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12/08/2005
Design Science receives additional funding to make Mathematics accessible
The company in USA has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue research in making mathematical ...
05/08/2005
TNAUK offer new Daisy Service
The Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom are now offering greater accessibility and up to 50 publications ...
08/05/2005
64bit processing has arrived with Mac OS X, 10.4 (Tiger) and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Apple's Tiger is now available in UK along with a beta download of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
11/04/2005
Cambium Learning to Acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems
The company announced that it has linked with Kurzweil to support their other instructional materials for school aged ...
27/02/2005
Sun releases Solaris 10 with many accessibility features
Solaris 10 can be operated completely from the keyboard (no mouse use required) with screen reading and screen ...
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21/01/2005
Pulse Data International and Visuaide merge.
The New Zealand and Canadian companies come together and join the American Pulse Data branch of Humanware as a group.
20/12/2004
PanaVox Speech Technology offer users web pages with text to speech or audio descriptions
An example of the recent work of The Speak Perfect Speech Team at CEC Systems is 'Speegle', a text to speech ...
10/12/2004
Royal National Institute of the Blind endorses ScanSoft SpeechPAK TALKS
This technology will provide users of mobile phones with screen reading and alert features plus unique caller ID ...
23/10/2004
QED announces the acquisition of Easiaids Ltd
Access software and hardware from QED is combined with speech amplifiers, hearing amplifiers and alarm systems from ...
11/10/2004
Seiko and Franklin join forces to supply handheld spell checkers
Some spell checkers will now be sporting the name of Seiko as Franklin become part of the Seiko Group.
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09/09/2004
Phoenix Software buy Sight and Sound
The coming together of a large computer software company and a specialist software provider for those with visual ...
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