Aspire is an online student support platform designed to bridge the gap between assistive technology and 1-2-1 support. The platform gives students the tools and resources to help create more independence and less reliance on 1-2-1 support across four key pillars:
- Study Skills
- Assistive Technology
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Career Related Learning
Students are able to access the support available on Aspire 24/7 on any device.
BRAIN IN HAND
Brain in Hand is a digital self-management system combining specialist human support and technology to help people live more independent lives. Designed for people who need help remembering things, making decisions, planning, or managing anxiety. Working together with inspirational health and social care teams, assessors, supporters and educators, we help to redefine the way support services are delivered.
Thousands of students across the UK use Brain in Hand at university via DSA and we are seeing a significant increase in individuals being referred within ATW provisions. Brain in Hand is all about making sure people can overcome barriers, empowering them to manage difficulties independently.
Claro Software develops assistive technology for people who need support with reading, writing, learning and working. Claro Software solutions help individuals of all ages achieve all they can by breaking down barriers and increasing their confidence. Claro Software has a variety of products for different devices such as Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Android and iOS.
Crawford Technologies are an award-winning provider of software solutions and services. Over our 25-year history, we’ve helped more than 1800 organisations globally optimise and improve their communications to meet and exceed the needs of their customers and service users.
AccessibilityNow® WeCo, part of our dedicated accessibility platform - AccessibilityNow®, is a cost-effective and easy to use plugin for Microsoft Word, enabling users to produce screen reader compatible Word and PDF documents.
Create your documents as usual, then let the AccessibilityNow® WeCo wizard guide you through a simple and automated remediation process. Produce fully compliant accessible Word documents and corresponding accessible PDF within minutes, even when users have no knowledge of Word or current accessibility standards.
DOLPHIN COMPUTER ACCESS
Dolphin Computer Access develops assistive technology for people who are visually impaired.
We develop software to support users in employment, education and the home, to improve accessibility and independence in all stages of life.
Assistive technology from Dolphin includes SuperNova, GuideConnect, EasyReader and EasyConverter Express. Each empowers users with visual impairments to use computers independently, in ways that suit their sight and experience with technology.
All Dolphin software is designed and built at our offices in Worcester, UK. Dolphin also has offices in USA and Sweden and a dedicated support team of assistive technology experts to support our global community of users.
eQS offers full-service diversity and inclusion consultancy for the workplace, as well as disability related services through the Government's Access to Work fund, or directly for employer clients. Our purpose is to unlock true potential and improve outcomes for both individuals and organisations by removing barriers to learning in education, employment and life.
Essay Writer is a writing tool for students, which is designed to improve organising and writing skills; it also supports the development of essay structure and referencing skills. We develop our product through in-house developers so we are always looking for more ways to grow. Essay Writer is DSA approved and is also being used in secondary schools.
FindMyFlow: empowering students to build effective study habits using Assistive Technology and Study Skills. FindMyFlow takes a unique approach to engagement by focusing on the Student themselves. Rather than concentrate on a specific piece of AT and its functionality, we contextualise the AT by asking “What do you want to achieve, and what tools do you have at your disposal?”
GLEAN (FORMERLY SONOCENT)
Glean is the antidote to information overload for improved learning and productivity. Our inclusive learning technology empowers students of all abilities to take meaningful audio notes with a proven note taking process. We support 100,000s of learners at over 500 universities and colleges, including the world’s most prestigious institutions.
LexAble is an assistive technology company that develops software focusing on dyslexia, mental health and neurodiversity. Founded in 2009 by a Dyslexic entrepreneur – our mission is simple – to help people achieve their true potential.
Founder and Managing Director, Neil Cottrell, developed the company’s first product Global AutoCorrect in his bedroom at the age of just 15! Neil was frustrated correcting spelling mistakes every time he had to write an assignment, so he decided to do something about it.
2019, saw the launch of LexAble’s newest product – Global Tasks – a task management solution that helps users see the big picture, hide the noise and focus on the highest priority tasks.
Gordon Morris was built upon the founder’s unique position as a qualified sound engineer and hearing aid user, coupled with enthusiasm and passion to help the hearing impaired.
The company’s 35 years experience in the field of hearing equipment ensures that we supply, install, maintain and service to the highest standards.
This passion has been instilled in our committed team, helping Gordon Morris to be recognised as one of the UK’s most respected providers of hearing solutions.
We are committed to finding the right solution for each individual, realising that no two hearing losses, nor listening environment, are exactly the same.
Typically, we provide hearing equipment to use alongside hearing aids, supporting better speech understanding in challenging listening environments such as lecture halls.
HANDS FREE COMPUTING
At Hands Free Computing, we are passionate about improving people's lives through assistive technology.
Since 1997, we have been supporting both students and adults in the workplace with a wide-range of software and hardware. Combined with this, we have a team of expert trainers who provide holistic training sessions to get people using their products in the best way to meet their needs.
As well as technology, we also provide Workplace Coaching, that looks at soft skills within the workplace to allow people to harness their neurodiversities to overcome any difficulties they face.
As a leading UK Assistive Technology and disability services supplier for over 35 years, iansyst experts provide exceptional assistive computer technology, consultancy, training and software for people with disabilities including dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, visual and hearing impairments, dyscalculia and also individuals who require physical solutions.
Iansyst are a leading DSA approved supplier and an Access to Work provider. Over the years, we have helped thousands of individuals at university, in the workplace and at school achieve their full potential through the correct support, which has enabled them to become more confident and independent.
Founded in 2019, iDiversity provides a range of consultancy services to promote EDI, support disabled individuals and provide accessible technology solutions. iDiversity is also the parent company of iansyst Ltd and recently registered to provide NMH study skills services.
Inspiration 10 encourages strong critical thinking skills and helps users build conceptual understanding, map out their knowledge and supports the writing process.
Inspiration is Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) approved and regularly recommended for Access to Work.
Focus On Your Ideas, Forget About Typos. Lightkey's AI-Powered spelling correction technology offers real-time suggestions for misspelled words. In addition to its built-in vocabularies, Lightkey will learn and offer spelling corrections based on your unique vocabulary.
Medincle is a simple tool that augments your word processors, browsers, dictation, note taking and mind mapping tools so that it understands your complex course specific jargon to enable accurate British biomedical, legal & ecological spelling. No more red underlines underneath correct spellings and when you do spell something incorrectly you can spellcheck just as you usually would. Medincle also augments your dictation software so it understands all your complex lexicon saving hours of proofreading.
MindView AT has been designed to help visual thinkers create impressive written reports, presentations and action plans. The smooth transition from a Mind-Map to Word and PowerPoint means users can make powerful, formatted documents at a click of a button.
The added assistive technology software functionality, including text-to-speech, Dragon integration, predictive text, and audio notes make MindView AT the industry leader in mind mapping for assistive purposes.
The new MindView AT Suite is a true multiplatform mind mapping experience. New powerful features such as a new high-resolution Office 2019 interface, Multi-Maps, MindView Drive for live collaboration, enhanced Office Integration, superior Citation/Bibliography features, and much more.
Capturing information during lectures, seminars, group work, and tutorials is critical, and Audio Recording is one of the most established and proven strategies. Whether the need is to support short-term memory issues, processing difficulties, multi-tasking, anxiety or fine motor control, a DVR can be the perfect solution.
Present Pal is a presentation support tool that was created as a solution to a real life challenge. The software works like a set of interactive flashcards that support you by providing you with an accessible way to create, organise and deliver your content. The tool supports individuals with presentations and confidence challenges by providing the individual with an easy and interactive way to create, rehearse and present their notes! Accessibility is at the heart of Present Pal and is the driving force behind Chris and the team's passion for creating innovative EdTech products.
Pro-Study is the leading software for taking the stress out of collecting, organising, and referencing research for your assignments. Quickly capture information from Web pages, Textbooks, Word documents or PDF articles and effortlessly manage, organise, and work on multiple projects within your Pro-Study database. You can also do this whilst on the move, through the Pro-Study Assist App.
The assistive technology company, Scanning Pens, has spent the last 17 years working to refine their products. Recognition of the company's diligence was earned when they won at the Bett Awards 2019 and 2020 and the Queens Awards for Enterprise 2021.
The pen scanners use text-to-speech technology that reads back printed text in a clear voice aloud or via headphones. Many use this support to aid their independent reading and develop their literacy skills. Their products have helped hundreds of thousands of users worldwide improve their confidence in reading while remaining a great alternative to a human reader. Their range of pens remove the reading barriers to support independent literacy skills in education and the workplace.
Spellex has been a leader in Assistive Technology Software and Course Specific Speech and Spelling Vocabularies since 1988. Spellex equips neurodiverse individuals with the tools that can make the difference between success or failure in the classroom or workplace. By using the proper Spellex AT solution, students and professionals can improve their writing skills, reading comprehension, and self-confidence. Our superior products, innovation, and total quality commitment to understanding neurodiversity have kept Spellex in the forefront of the British Assistive Technology field for over 30 years.
Helping students build lifelong learning skills, develop confidence, and achieve academic success.
The task of helping struggling readers stay motivated and at the level of their capabilities is a difficult one. ReadSpeaker TextAid enables students to face accessibility challenges with its reading, writing, and studying tool, helping those with learning difficulties, neurodiverse conditions, and language learners to become confident, autonomous learners.
Providing personal learning choice for disabled students in the UK.
Across the Texthelp Group, we create assistive technology to help students meet the challenges of reading, writing, maths and study. We’re helping higher education students across the UK who struggle with a range of literacy and mathematical challenges, giving them the confidence they need to study smarter and achieve their full potential.
ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work
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