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Society: Disabled: Assistive Technology
- National charity providing expertise on computing and disability. Need assessment, technical expertise, advice and support plus adapted computer equipment for people with a range of disabilities.
- Assessment, advice and training in the use of technology for young people with physical and communication difficulties. Information on assessments, software, training and publications.
- Provides specialised computer equipment to people with disabilities to aid their communication. Includes services offered and links.
British Computer Association of the Blind
- Self-help group of visually impaired computer professionals and users. Training, newsletter, courses and a CD called Guide Cats for the Blind.
- National voluntary organisation of members concerned with augmentative and alternative communications. Articles, journals and symposia.
COTIS (Confederation of Transcribed Information Services)
- Promotes the provision of information in alternative formats to print. Information about the Disability Discrimination Act, their accreditation scheme, membership, and online newsletters.
- Encourages the design and manufacture of equipment for disabled people and provides specially designed equipment.
Foundation for Assistive Technology
- For all those with an interest or involved in the development of assistive technology. With database of research projects, AT events, user forum and news.
MERU (Medical Engineering Resource Unit)
- A registered charity which makes bespoke equipment for disabled children, including computer interface equipment.
- A network of volunteer engineers and craftsmen who make free one off aids for disabled people. Case histories, donations, resources and yearbook.
Remap Essex West
- Volunteers making bespoke devices for disabled people. How we work, case studies and donation requests. Includes Essex Disabled People's Association Annual Review.
Remap Leeds and Bradford Panel
- Volunteers design and supply specialised equipment for essential daily needs and recreational activities. Examples, products, news and funding.
- Information about adaptive technology including assistive technology and smart homes to help disabled and older people living at home.
- Specialists in audio and speech access offering training and consultancy in how to work effectively with a range of adaptive and mainstream technology.
Wheelchair Information Guide
- Independent guide including product specifications from individual who works for an officially recognised wheelchair repairer.
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