Aspire is a company dedicated to improving support available to students via Assistive Technology.
Aspire is an interactive student support platform that has been designed to bridge the gap between assistive technology and the 1-2-1 support a student receives. The platform offers support across several areas including: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Study Skills, Assistive Technology Training and Career Related Learning.
The Aspire platform offers support 24/7 on any device with a mobile app that provides regular 'check-ins' and mental health support to promote positive wellbeing.
Booost, is a smart time management, specialist study advice and mental health support tool. Available as iOS, Android and web apps, Booost has been developed specifically for students with time management, organisation and mental health challenges.
Booost is available as site licences for Secondary Schools, FE Colleges and HEI's as well as through the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) for individual students.
BRAIN IN HAND
Brain in Hand is a digital healthcare company and an innovation leader in supported self-management. Available through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), approved by the Department for Work and Pensions (Access to Work), it is also widely utilised across Health and Social care.
At the heart of the business is a revolutionary approach to support services, improving lives and increasing independence. Using a combination of practical human support and simple digital tools, it delivers in the moment, personalised support when it is needed.
Crawford Technologies are an award-winning provider of software and services. Over our 25-year history, we've helped many organisations optimise and enhance how they communicate with their customers.
AccessibilityNow® is CrawfordTech's dedicated accessibility platform, exclusively designed to help organisations create and manage accessible documents for screen reader and other assistive technology users.
With flexible integration and licensing options, AccessibilityNow® can help any organisation, large or small, find, test and ultimately fix their documents for accessibility.
Dragon eLearning Solution
Neil from Top Class Computers has been providing AT training for nearly 29 years and, as an accredited Dragon trainer has created an online 'step-by-step guide for Dragon users' that is approved by SFE and is in the process of CPD certification.
There is also a published Dragon training textbook, 'No Sooner Said Than Done', which as far as I am aware, is the only one of its kind written to style guidelines suggested by the BDA.
Both the video course and book will be exhibited at ATEC.
eQuality Solutions Group Limited (eQS): a group of sister companies that share a passion for supporting inclusivity, neurodiversity and mental wellness with personalised learning solutions. Our sessions will be showcasing Learning Labs and Amano Student Support services. Learning Labs is a multiple learning format e-learning and mental wellness portal covering assistive technology training, mental wellbeing support, accessibility, study skills, career skills and more. Amano has been an accredited Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider for students and apprentices for nearly 15 years’. It’s part of the Amano ethos to have a genuine appreciation and understanding of the challenges our students face, how to overcome these barriers to learning and helping them achieve their full academic potential.
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.
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.
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.
- Be Creative. Be Productive. Be Knowledgeable.
Inspiration 10 is used to create a variety of visual diagrams such as mind maps & concept maps, outlines, presentations and more.
Combining visual cues, such as images and colour, with verbal cues, such as keywords and audio notes, the software allows users to create highly customisable documents that help with creativity, productivity, and knowledge retention.
This is particularly effective for users with neuro-differences, mental health challenges and disabilities that affect their cognition, where Inspiration 10 often becomes a lifelong tool they depend on, in education, the workplace and personally.
Inspiration is Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) approved and regularly recommended for Access to Work.
With over 30 years of experience in the education sector, KAZ Type have evolved into one of the leading education software companies providing touch typing solutions for neurodivergent individuals.
They believe in today’s IT led world, it is essential to equip all individuals with the fundamental and modern day ‘life skill’ of touch typing, as it prepares them for further education, the workplace and life.
Scientifically designed through research, their award winning course uses a unique Accelerated Learning teaching method, which has proven to teach the a-z keys in just 90 minutes.
All specialised features were developed with guidance from the British Dyslexia Research Trust and includes a unique ‘preference screen’, tailoring the course for maximum visibility comfort.
Turbocharge your typing using the world’s leading AI-powered writing assistant. Lightkey bridges the gap between the speed of your thoughts and the speed in which you type. Some of its key features include:
Enhance educational outcomes through the power of visual learning with MindManager®.
The human mind is optimized for visual thinking. MindManager® empowers lecturers and students to work, communicate, and learn more effectively by providing a unique set of visualisation tools to improve engagement and knowledge retention.
Easy to use and fully customisable, MindManager supports freeform thinking, enables better organisation of ideas and concepts, and helps provide a more holistic understanding of course material -- benefitting lecturers and students alike.
Since 1998 MindView has helped millions of users turn ideas into reality with our ever-evolving mind mapping software. With the powerful MS Office integration, comprehensive project management features and collaboration options MindView has become the industry leader in mind mapping software.
Nuance Communications, Inc. provides conversational and cognitive artificial intelligence (AI) innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that understand, analyze, and respond to people - amplifying human intelligence to increase productivity and security.
Under the new company name OM Digital Solutions, the Olympus voice recorder range continue to be commonly recommended for supply into both Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and Access to Work (ATW).
At OrCam, we’re passionate about ensuring your students have the tools they need to succeed. The OrCam Learn enhances fluency and comprehension, it encourages, empowers, and will help unlock your potential. Our technology has already increased independence and inspired confidence for tens of thousands of people around the world, twice added to Time Magazine's Best Invention list.
At Oribi, knowledge about reading and writing difficulties joins forces with sophisticated mathematical algorithms and a user-friendly interface. The combined competence of our computer programmers, linguists, web designers and speech-language pathologists is what is unique about us and what makes our software effective and popular.
Since 1947, we keep on focusing on what matters most: improving speech understanding, changing people's lives and having a positive effect on society as a whole.
Today’s hearing aid technology does an excellent job of improving speech understanding. However, 31% of hearing aid wearers report they still have challenges hearing in noisy situations. Roger microphones are designed to help you in meetings and conversations when there is a distance to the talker or distracting background noise. Our technology transmits speech directly to your hearing aids, providing improved speech recognition over distance and in noisy environments. Life is on.
Present Pal is a presentation support tool that was created as a solution to a real-life challenge. The software helps students to learn presentation skills and create interactive, accessible flashcards to deliver presentations with confidence. Accessibility is the driving force behind the team’s passion for creating innovative EdTech products. Now supporting 10,000+ presenters in the UK and US!
Working alongside students as Assistive Technology Trainers, we were all too aware that collecting and organising research for assignments can be overwhelming. Using student focus groups, we developed Pro-Study with the needs of students within our core values.
Students can effortlessly capture information from multiple sources and then store it all in our centralised database. All captures will automatically save a hyperlink and reference information. Webcams and mobile cameras can also be used to capture text, images and reference information from textbooks.
Pro-Study can help with the whole research process, from organising research into colour coded topics to exporting into full reports.
Remtek are an Assistive Technology Service Provider with a desire to ensure everybody is able to fulfil their potential.
This mindset has enabled us to develop our business in the area of disabled computer users where we are constantly seeking to improve the service and support we provide.
We are proud of the fact that we have enabled thousands of students and workers over the years, to get the most from their Assistive technology, and pursue their educational and work goals.
We are the most reviewed A.T.S.P. in the U.K. With over 400 5 Star reviews on Google.
The assistive technology company, Scanning Pens, has spent the last 18 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.
The research summarisation tool for the DSA. Turn your research articles into knowledge that sticks. Scholarcy converts chapters and articles into interactive summary flashcards to give you the key facts faster. It accelerates reading, writing essays and revision.
Reduce stress, overcome procrastination, and organise your reading.
This is what Ewan a student with dyslexia, said:
“I start with the key concepts, and then the summary. The summary gives me the nuance and depth that is missing from the abstract but in a bullet point format that I can quickly absorb. This saves me hours, cuts out many steps, and reduces my stress levels.
I then check the paper to see who has cited it, and then save it to Zotero if I want to keep it so I can reference it when I am writing in Microsoft Word.”
Since 1988, Spellex has been a leader in British Assistive Technology Solutions by equipping neurodiverse individuals with the tools that can make the difference between success or failure in the classroom or workplace. By using the right 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 assistive technology field for over 30 years.
TalkType is a Mac based dictation software which allows student to dictate with market leading accuracy anywhere on their Mac. What's more TalkType also allows students to control their computer with the power of their voice.
With over 20 years experience, ReadSpeaker works with more than 1,000 education institutions in 40 countries, supporting learners and educators by making content accessible and engaging. ReadSpeaker products such as TextAid and ReadSpeaker for the LMS provide a suite of text to speech learning tools, making learning environments inclusive and engaging. These tools can be used independently, as a browser extensions, or integrated into any VLE, platform or learning environment, providing text to speech assistive technology that is available any time, anywhere and on any device.
THE TEXTHELP GROUP
Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and the workplace sectors for the last three decades.
In January 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group and Wizkids. This deal enables the best assistive technologies to be brought to many more students around the world. The Texthelp Group currently employs over 350 staff across locations in Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Australia.
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