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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 ...
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, ...
Inclusive Technology free assistive technology information days
Available in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton.
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 ...
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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Iansyst Assistive Technology Update Seminar interviews available on line
Some suppliers and an assessor talk about the latest technologies available to disabled students
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 ...
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 ...
MSc AAC Scholarships available
Dundee Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research group have a new MSc.
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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Shortlist for the 2012 Technology4Good Awards Announced
AbilityNet and BT announce a shortlist from over 200 entries.
ACE Centre, Oxford saved from closure
Merger of ACE Centres in Oxford and Oldham ensures Oxford will continue to provide advice, assessments and training
TextHelp on the move 10 minutes down the road
TextHelp will have a new address on May 25th
Oxford ACE Centre to close end of June 2012
Nearly 30 years of support for children with complex needs comes to an end.
Sight and Sound Technology acquire Forcetenco
Sight and Sound are now selling items from Forectenco via their online store.
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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 ...
Skillset Consultation on national occupational standards for the publishing industry
JISC TechDis asking for participation in this consultation that ends on 23/11/2011
AbilityNet welcome Martha Lane Fox Sir Terry Prachett OBE as Patrons
Press release from the National disability and e-accessibility Charity, AbilityNet
AccessMyStudies document storage with AT service for students in HE
Assistive Technology on the fly for reading documents
Widgit back in business
Good news from Widgit who are back developing new software.
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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 ...
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
Free Download: Symbol Supported News from News-2-You
Royal Wedding and other news items available by registering on Inclusive Technology website
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 ...
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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RSLSteeper Becomes UK Reseller for Tobii AAC Devices
RSL will now be selling eye tracking and eye control technology.
Using the Save as Daisy add-in for Word
Update of Save as Daisy launched for Word 2010
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 ...
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.
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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British Assistive Technology Association launch event at Bett
Olympia Hilton, London beside Kensington Olympia underground station, 7:00 pm on Thurs 14th January
New British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has its first meeting.
'Men in sheds' break out bubbly for new SEN body according to one report!
Funding programme for the alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) sector
DCSF launch "Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Action"
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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Iansyst Ltd forges new partnership with Posturite (UK) Ltd
A joint venture of computer based assistive technologies with ergonomics.
Inclusive Technology has entered into a partnership with Don Johnston Inc.
Inclusive Technology will now be selling Don Johnston products in UK
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.
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 ...
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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Plastic Logic eBook Reader
New electronic book reader that is thinner and lighter than all the others.
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 ...
Techno Dys - Technology Blog for those with an interest in dyslexia
A blog about technologies that could be useful when working with a computer.
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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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.
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 ...
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.
Dore UK follows Dore Australia into Bankruptcy
The Dore programme included exercises and mental activities to improve spelling, balance and other aspects of dyslexia ...
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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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 ...
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.
Barry Bennett in London town taking on the Back Store
Based at 330 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0RR
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 ...
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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Microsoft Seeking Feedback on Vista Speech Recognition
The American National Spinal Cord Injury Association survey on speech recognition.
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!
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.
AbilityNet Training on-line is launched
For three months the site is available on special offer to those that register early
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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RNIB has launched its new logo and name
The Royal National Institute of Blind People describes their role as 'Supporting blind and partially sighted ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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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Oats receives backing from the British Computer Society!
The BCS is backing the open source initiative to promote the development of assistive technology.
Posturite (UK) Ltd incorporating Aquarius BackCare
The company has two offices offering services across UK as an "independent provider of practical ergonomic ...
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. ...
A new company for specialist technologies - Smartbox
Smartbox will be distributing all the Sensory Software International products.
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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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 ...
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
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 ...
Alva and Optelec Tieman Group join forces in the Netherlands
Alva Braille products and portable devices will be supported by Optelec.Netherlands
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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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 ...
TNAUK offer new Daisy Service
The Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom are now offering greater accessibility and up to 50 publications ...
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
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 ...
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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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.
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 ...
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 ...
QED announces the acquisition of Easiaids Ltd
Access software and hardware from QED is combined with speech amplifiers, hearing amplifiers and alarm systems from ...
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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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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