121 Captions

We are expert providers of verbatim realtime captioning onsite and remotely to your tablet or laptop. Our stenographer service will capture every word as it is spoken with 99% accuracy. Make your business event and teleconference calls more accessible to those with a hearing loss or second language speakers with the best quality live captioning. Get a transcription of your event and maximise your marketing possibilities. Increase the profitability of your company by becoming more diverse, accessible, and attractive to consumers and employees.

A2B Assessment

We are A2B DSA Assessment Centre. We offer positive, supportive and informative DSA Needs Assessments that help you succeed at University and beyond.  We currently have centres in London and Reading.

Ability magazine

Ability is the only UK magazine solely about assistive technology. Founded in 1991, the publication carries news, features and useful information about AT for a wide range of AT users and technologists including professionals working in education, business and health. The magazine is available in accessible formats and is published four times per year.

Ability magazine

AbilityNet is committed to creating a world where ICT is not a barrier to people but enables them to live their lives to achieve their full potential whether at home, through education or in work. We assess people's needs for adapting their technology, work with organisations to make their on-line services accessible and provide advice and information.

AccessAbility Solutions

AccessAbility Solutions offers a specialist SEND ICT service to meet your needs. Our aim is to offer a range of packages to support schools , settings and individuals in the core work of:-

Assessing access for complex needs
Assessing access for learning needs
Training to ensure the solutions offered are….
…Embedded and working for the individual
Assessment and advice to parents
Conference Speaking & other ICT SEND event
Home tuition with ICT at the core of everything taught
Access to Work AT Assessments

Amano Technologies

Amano Technologies provides a range of services relating to:

Learning support for students with disabilities in higher education
Telecare and Independent Living Technology
Help for people with disabilities in the workplace

Ambito Beaumont College

Whether you have a physical impairment or learning difficulty, our further education college can support you. We enable residential and day students to take responsibility for their own lives. Our personalised learning programmes are designed to meet each student’s individual needs and encourage you to participate in exciting activities you’ve always wanted to try. We also offer places to learn in Barrow, Blackpool and Carlisle.

Assistive Solutions

At Assistive Solutions we are proud of our knowledge of disability and assistive technology, especially of dyslexia and teaching techniques, and we always strive to provide a first-class service to our customers. As individuals and as a company we aim to be professional, friendly and dependable. Our conscientious team reflect this approach in their day to day work.

Astec Assistive Technology Solutions

At Astec, we pride ourselves in our reputation and ability to not only supply Assistive Technology, but to also offer a high standard of training and support all in house. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent, and are specialists within the Assistive Technology world. We are able to offer a one stop facility for all your Assistive Technology needs, from the supply of products, to the provision of software, to ongoing support and training.


ATOP Ltd is an independent assessment service for students with disabilities and specific learning disabilities studying in higher education. Established in 1999 and incorporated in 2003 the service is fully accredited through DSA-QAG The main assessment centre and administrative base is located at The University of Chester. Outreach Centres are based at Liverpool City Centre, South Liverpool, Ormskirk, Stockport, Warrington and Colwyn Bay. All of our Assessment Centres are fully accessible and in accordance with the DSA QAG Quality Assurance Framework each centre provides accessible parking, a seated waiting area and refreshments available for visitors on request Our aim is to provide students with a full and professional service enabling individuals to reach their true potential through equal opportunity to learning. Our objective is to ensure that barriers to learning are removed for individuals with additional needs.


We are leaders in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries, serving a global client base.

We strive to create the firm of the future. We believe that bringing together people, business & technology is the way forward. At Atos, we embrace this journey, striving to remain the trusted partner that delivers digital empowerment to our clients.

We are the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Aventido Limited

Disability awareness and confidence training

Empowering your team will improve customer satisfaction and retention, grow staff morale, minimise management intervention, and thereby improve business performance. Training can be provided to suit your requirements.

Assistive Technology Training

Through our network of associates we can provide AT training solutions, tailored to you and your requirements, at the location of your choice or via online resources.

Axessibility Ltd

With 15 years experience working in the field of assistive & enabling technology within the education, business and health & social care environments providing expert advice, consultancy and improvement support with a passion for Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS), innovation and transformation. He spent 9 years in the Post-16 sector at a residential Independent Specialist College (ISC) based in Gloucestershire and previously at a General Further Education (GFE) provider. Having significant experience in the initial assessment, specification, purchasing, setup, configuration and training of the relevant hardware and software associated with an appropriate assistive technology solution to individuals with a range of physical and learning disabilities aiding access, inclusion and independence. Andrew now offers information and guidance to schools, colleges, Government and public sector, social enterprises and businesses across the country, helping them make strategic purchasing decisions, as well as providing training for a range of software and hardware solutions. Andrew is proud to be a member of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE). Andrew holds a current BPSS (Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard), Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and Standard Disclosure Scotland.


At B.I.T.T. Services we empower individuals through quality and bespoke services. We enable them to manage their difficulties, work independently and gain confidence. 
We have operated in Greater London for over 15 years and have a proven track record of supporting people, including those who qualify for government funded schemes such as the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and Access to Work (AtW).
Our services are centred around two core themes – supporting individuals who present a difficulty or disability and working with Technology.  We are able to tailor our service proposition to truly provide a unique service to not only support adults in Higher Education or the Work Place but wider such as support Academic Institutions and small to medium sized business.


Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. We have a publicly stated ambition to become the most accessible & inclusive FTSE company for all our customers and colleagues. We have established a mature and pioneering accessibility programme, ensuring that disabled and older people can do business with or be employed by the bank. Barclays was the first UK bank to launch talking cash machines in 2012 and since then, we have used assistive technology & innovative solutions to offer more accessible bank services – from high visibility debit cards, to virtual sign language interpreters to voice biometrics within telephone banking. Our market leading accessible customer service is driven by intelligent partnerships with charities and experts as well as attracting, supporting and developing a diverse workforce and in particular disabled talent. A diverse workforce leads to divers thinking which leads to more inclusive products and ultimately a better customer experience. We take an open collaborative attitude to sharing with others and are helping to shape the accessibility profession. Find out more at http://barclayscorporate.com/accessibility.

Barry Bennett Ltd

Barry Bennett Ltd works closely with Independent Assessors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Health Professionals, Health and Safety Managers, Facilities Managers and a whole host of other specialists and uses its unrivalled experience in dealing with employees and students with special needs and disabilities and also working with companies on a pro-active basis to improve ergonomics in the workplace.

Big Voice Communications

Big Voice Communications is a specialist diversity and inclusion marketing and PR consultancy.

We are experts in diversity and inclusion, accessibility, inclusive marketing and communications.

We can offer you a unique mix of top-quality services.

You can choose from expert strategic advice, training and marketing and PR services.

We work on projects that change our world for the better and make a real difference to people’s lives.

You can tell your story and make every word count with Big Voice Communications.

Box 42

Box42 supplies software and hardware to enable access for people who have special needs / disabilities to help overcome barriers to communication and achievement. We offer years of expert experience helping people who have learning disabilities and specialise in specific differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit, autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Brain in Hand

Brain in Hand is an assistive technology designed to help individuals with support needs to achieve more.

It is based on well-established therapeutic principles such as CBT, solution focussed therapy, and recovery based rehabilitation allowing the learning from these approaches to be turned into a set of patient centred strategies.

A cloud-based solution, Brain in Hand enables you to access detailed personalised support when and where you need it from your phone. You and your supporters can monitor usage, trends and success of interventions from a secure website.

Together this gives the confidence to do more things independently, opening up new horizons in daily life, education and work.

British Dyslexia Association

Ten percent (10%) of the population are dyslexic; 4% severely so. Dyslexia is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Many of the dyslexic people across the UK, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfill their potential as a large percentage of the population still do not understand what dyslexia is, the difficulties which the condition presents and do not know how best to support them. Dyslexia is not an obvious difficulty; it is hidden. As a result, dyslexic people have to overcome numerous barriers to make a full contribution to society. The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Keeping blind people in touch with the world.

We supply specially adapted audio equipment on a free loan basis to visually impaired people across the UK who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

With no government funding, it is only thanks to the continued kindness of our supporters that we can carry on helping the people with sight loss who need it most.

Burnett & Associates

Burnetts provides insurance and warranty products to commercial and public sector organisations. Through our insurance partners, we are able to provide a wide range of specialist insurance and warranty products.

Cadno Tech

At Cadno Tech, we provide assistive technology services. That means we help you in two main areas:
Assessments, consultancy and support​

Assessments: We provide an individual assessment on the needs of the customer. This could be based on access to work technology or on the best way for someone to use technology to communicate or to control their environment.​
Consultancy: For schools and universities, we give advice on how to use existing technology, and we recommend new tools and methods that can help bridge any gaps.​
Support: We know you’ll have lots of questions, so we’ll be here to offer our full support. Our expertise means you can put your mind at ease.​

Training for individuals and organisations​
Whether it be in education, the workplace or the home, it’s vital to match the right technology with the right training. With each of our services, we’ll give you personalised training to help you get started and to learn how to get the best from your assistive technology. And if you need a one-off refresher or even a set of regular brush-up sessions, we can help you keep your skills up to date.​

Cambridge ACCESS Centre LLP

The Cambridge ACCESS Centre offers DSA needs assessments and a range of related services throughout the East Anglia region. Locations include Cambridge, Colchester, Southend, Loughton, Ipswich, Bedford and Luton.

Celtic Magic

We design & build advanced breath control devices that can give users full control of their PC or Macs by breath alone. Designed as a standalone device emulating both a keyboard and a mouse, or can work in a mode to compliment free software such as Camera Mouse. This allows users to use this software with no carer support at all.


CENMAC is a unique, London-based support service offering assessments, reviews and loan of equipment to help pupils with a disability access the curriculum using assistive technology. CENMAC offers early intervention, training and support to staff to increase their confidence and knowledge. We have a high level of skills and competencies of practice within our experienced multi disciplinary team. Referring a pupil couldn’t be easier, anyone can do it.

Christopher Stribblehill, Independent Training and Coaching Consultant

I am an experienced workplace strategies coach, specialising in coaching adults with a wide range of Neuro diverse conditions. I am a practiced trainer, competent assistive solutions trainer and a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician. I am passionate about my professional development and supporting others to make their working lives easier.

I am also an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate Tutor, Workplace and Study Needs Assessor.

Claro Software

Claro Software develops software for people with print and reading difficulties such as dyslexia, to help them achieve all they can. The company is expert in speech synthesis, word prediction, spellchecking and switch access, combining them to make innovative, easy-to-use products on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Google Chromebook, iPad and iPhone, Android, and on the Web.

Concept Northern

Concept Northern specialises in supporting people with disabilities and learning difficulties in employment, education and privately. We have helped thousands of individuals including DSA Students, Access to Work clients and many institutions and organisations. We strive to treat each client as an individual ensuring we meet their needs and circumstances.

Conversor Limited

Conversor is the leading portable voice amplifier provider in the UK. We have over 12 years' experience within the industry and supply everything you need to ensure sound is improved if you have hearing difficulties, whether you are in classes, lectures or on guided tours.

Crawford Technologies Inc

Crawford Technologies is an award-winning, global provider of software solutions and services that help enterprises optimize and improve the secure and accessible delivery, storage and presentment of their customer communications.

With over 1,800 customers on six continents, CrawfordTech solutions and know-how enable the largest banks, insurers, healthcare providers, utilities and print services companies to use their existing technologies, documents and data in new ways. We help them navigate the challenges in leveraging legacy applications in the platforms and applications of the future.

Daisy Training

Daisy Training specialise in Non-Medical Helper support, One to One Tutoring, Mentoring and Assistive Technology Training for students with disabilities, learning difficulties and mental or physical health issues in the South of England.

Destek Accessible Technology Solutions

Destek supports people with disabilities and aims for inclusion for all in society through the drive and advancements in accessibility. With a range of services such as consultancy, physical and digital auditing and training. We want to achieve equality and break down any barriers stopping anyone fully taking part in society.

DH2 Solutions

Whether it is a fully managed start to finish project, consultation, installation or ongoing support, we are always on hand for all your AT matters.

Digital Accessibility Centre

The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) works with clients to create digital media that is accessible to all members of a population, and meets best practice accessibility standards and legislation.

DNA Matters

DnA is made up of a vibrant community of passionate and friendly people. We love what we do and what we stand for and invite you to learn more about who we are.

Dolphin Computer Access Ltd

Dolphin Computer Access is dedicated to improving the lives of people with vision and print impairments. Our range of software products, for people with low vision, dyslexia and other reading difficulties, exist to give independence - to make information accessible to everyone, wherever they are.

Douglas Stewart EDU Ltd

Globally Douglas Stewart has more than 60 years of experience in the sales, marketing and distribution of software and technology products to resellers who sell to students, schools, further education, universities, and charity establishments. Beyond distribution – we offer sales support and development of marketing activities and demand generation aimed specifically at these distinctive communities.

Douglas Stewart EDU distributes a wide assortment of technology products covering the main categories of Animation, Assistive Technology, Audio & Video, Database & Productivity, Graphic Design, Mathematics, and Music.

Dyslexia Box Ltd

Dyslexia Box provides assistive technology, training and consultancy into education and the workplace. Our aim is to connect the most innovative and effective technologies from around the world with those who need them most. We supply to schools, colleges, universities, local & national government and businesses of all sizes.

Educate Training

Educate Training provides assistive software training and technology services for people with disabilities in both education and the workplace. We work on a one on one basis, tailoring our training to the individual needs of our client. We can assess individuals to identify the appropriate equipment and training required. Training for groups can also be arranged to help promote what technology is available and how it can benefit individuals and organisations.

Enrico Riva, Assistive Technology Specialist

A freelance Assistive Technology Assessor and Trainer with extensive experience of working with a range of clients including access to work referrals and DSA university students.

A certified trainer with well developed tutorial skills and an ability to remain calm and professional with even the most challenging and demanding clientele.

Specialties: A highly motivated, patient and tactful individual with a natural, easy to understand style, and proven record of delivering effective, tangible results.


FarPoint-AT provides assistive technology (AT) needs assessments, training and support. We believe that anyone, regardless of ability, can avoid being disadvantaged at school, work or university through the use of AT.

Fitzroy Support

Fitzroy Support is a 56-year-old charity with 1,000 full time, part time, and bank staff supporting more than 800 people with learning disabilities. It was founded by Elizabeth FitzRoy and John Williams to provide individual support to people with learning difficulties.

Forest School

At Forest, we value the thriving development of young people to achieve the very best of which they are capable.

Gordon Morris Ltd

Gordon Morris is a certified DSA 'One Stop Shop' that assists people with hearing impairment to break through the sound barrier. For over 25 years, Gordon has used his personal experience of hearing impairment and technical knowledge to select a wide range of equipment that matches his commitment to quality, innovation and functionality. We are committed to supplying the best available assistive listening equipment to students & employees via DSA and AtW. We have a passion to assist students and workers with a hearing impairment to fulfil their goals and ambitions.

Hamer Technology

Hamer Technology is a leading provider of assistive technology and related solutions for the educational sector and workplace environments.
We specialise in the support of individuals with specific learning difficulties (SpLD).

Hands-Free Computing

Hands-Free Computing (HFC) was established in 1997 with the mission to help those in the workplace reach their full potential and improve their working life. This is achieved by using a combination of training, tutoring, provision of assistive technology, ergonomic equipment and adaptations. Over the past decade Hands-Free has grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of assistive technology in the workplace as well as a leading provider of training and solutions for people with a wide range of other disabilities. These not only make working life easier for so many, but in thousands of cases they enable employees to remain in their job and lead a productive working life.

Hereward College

Hereward is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs based in Coventry. Since 1971 Hereward has been offering inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.


iansyst has over 30 years experience in assistive technology. We offer independent, expert advice to help you make an informed choice from a range of technology solutions. iansyst specialises in helping people with a variety of disabilities, including: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, visual impairments, hard of hearing and disabilities which require ergonomic solutions (such as repetitive strain injury and other mobility disabilities). Our comprehensive knowledge and expertise has enabled us to help a variety of clients - from children to adults; in education, at home or in the workplace. We work closely with an array of other specialists, including: Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) Assessors, Special Education Needs Coordinators (SENCos), HR Managers and occupational health professionals involved in providing the best environment for people to flourish and grow.
iansyst can help you meet your needs with product solutions; computers, software, hardware & gadgets as well as training and information.


IDL was devised in the mid 1980s by educators working with the Starcross Educational Research Association. In 2012 a programme was funded by the Big Lottery called Lifting Barriers. This allowed IDL to be developed for use within a school environment in conjunction with SENCO leaders. Over a three year period IDL was placed in to 120 primary and secondary schools across South Ribble, Leyland, Blackpool and the Fylde.

Inclusive Assistive Technology

Our business model offers adaptive business solutions for your organisation. We have a team of consultants that will construct a working Inclusive Assistive Technological  and Assistive Human Support solution around your organisation's needs.

We offer business modelling for educational institutes (primary schools, secondary schools, universities) profit and non-profit organisations, individual users and students receiving Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).

Inclusive Technology

Inclusive Technology provides a range of assistive technology - the hardware and software that helps those with special needs to take part in learning. Access devices, such as switches and alternative keyboards, enable people with physical or sensory difficulties to use a computer and to communicate. The Inclusive Interactive Plasma Screen provides an inclusive alternative to the interactive whiteboard. Inclusive's software helps develop skills like using a switch, understanding cause and effect, making choices and working with words and numbers. Inclusive also provides advice, consultancy and training on SEN issues and ICT solutions.

Inspiration Software

Recognised as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration® Software, Inc.'s award-winning technology tools are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students, educators and 21st century business leaders think, learn, brainstorm, analyse and write. Inspiration Software's technology tools inspire students and creative thinkers to develop strong thinking and organisational skills, improve their academic performance and tap the power of visual thinking. Founded 30 years ago by Donald Helfgott and Mona Westhaver, the company's visual learning tools are used by more than 25 million students and teachers worldwide.


lnvate was born out of a passionate desire to improve the quality of service provision for all DSA students. That passion stems from Invate’s founder, Chris Quickfall, who was once a DSA student himself. Since then, Invate has grown to become one of the largest assistive technology equipment and training providers in the UK, with offices in London and Newcastle. Invate supports the needs of disabled people in both education and employment. We focus on the use of assistive technologies to increase independence, overcome challenges and support individual aspirations.

Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology Service

The Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology Service (KM CAT) provides a regional service specialist multi-disciplinary assessment, intervention and review of specialist communication and assistive technology (AT) for children and young people. The Kent CAT Service provides intervention based on a hub and spoke model in response to national NHS England changes for specialist AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) services. This means that at a 'hub' level, we provide services and facilities to a wider regional community in addition to children and young people in Kent.

The KM CAT Service is an established AAC service and although there are some changes to the organisation of service delivery, the purpose of the KM CAT Service remains: 'To work in partnership with schools and families to provide communication and assistive technology solutions that enable children and young people to enjoy themselves, develop independence, participate and achieve.'

Launchpad Assistive Technology

At Launchpad, it’s all about tailoring AT training to the individual – demystifying it, simplifying it and making it fun. We take our inspiration from our DSA students and AtW clients, who have often had to work that bit harder to get where they want to be. We see determination and ambition, and it’s our job to provide the tools and assistance to enable people to build on their strengths and achieve their goals. As a consultancy, we bring a creative approach to design/usability, accessibility, e-Learning, study strategies, training programmes and promotional materials.

LexAble Ltd

LexAble develops intelligent, automatic spelling correction software. Founded in 2007 and based in Cardiff, UK, the company began with a driven entrepreneur at a hotdesk. Since then, the company, our software and our customer base have become well established and grown into something we’re really proud of.

LexAble’s ambition and enthusiasm are the same as when the company first began. We actively seek feedback from our customers, and we are constantly developing, expanding and improving our software. We firmly believe that the driving force behind our continued success is that we provide a fantastic product.

Today our products are used in universities, schools and workplaces in the UK and throughout the English speaking world.


Lexxic Ltd is a consultancy which provides specialist services for adults in the workplace affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, and other neurological differences.

Our services are aimed at unlocking the potential of adults with dyslexia and other neurological differences, raising the awareness of these conditions within the workplace, and providing support to enhance the organisation and employee's experience through expert advice and recommendations.

Lexxic has a successful track record of delivering services throughout the UK to FTSE 100 companies and government organisations. As a team of highly qualified psychologists and specialist teachers, we are passionate about helping employees and organisations reach their full potential.

Lloyds Banking Group

More than 5,000 colleagues disclosed a disability in our most recent colleague survey. We also potentially serve around six million customers affected by disability or long term health issues.

Traditionally, employment of disabled people in the UK has focused on making changes to physical infrastructure or working practices. We challenge this assumption and want to move the debate from simply accommodating disabilities to developing talent and providing careers, not just jobs.

We’re recognised as a leading employer by the Business Disability Forum, retaining our Gold Standard Benchmark and running a ground-breaking Workplace Adjustment programme that has supported over 18,000 colleagues to date.

We have done our best to make our website as accessible as possible, and we've done this by adhering sensibly and practically to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the web's governing body.


Mantra Lingua is a UK based publisher that supplies bilingual resources around the world. Mantra Lingua celebrates the cultural and linguistic nature of society, provide teachers and librarians with creative resource materials and strives for innovation and creativity in learning methods, promoting the values of bilingualism. We offer children’s books in English with a vast selection of dual languages. Working with the RNIB, we are building upon our SEN product range using innovative tactile and sound technology. We also produce products using TalkingPEN technology for the bird watching community.

Manx Blind Welfare Society

Manx Blind Welfare Society looks after the interests of almost 600 people with serious sight loss on the Isle of Man. A small, friendly team of staff, along with more than 200 volunteers, provide a comprehensive range of services and support.

From its purpose-built headquarters - Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan - MBWS offers a talking book library, a recording studio producing a weekly news service, computer training, specialist equipment room and resource centre and weekly social groups. The centre also houses the Royal National Institute for the Blind rehabilitation.

The Society also provides home and hospital visits and additional social events off premises throughout the year. Apart from a subsidised charge for lunches, services are all provided free.

While working closely with all organisations within the Isle of Man sight impairment service, Manx Blind Welfare Society is financially independent of Government, relying entirely upon fundraising, donations and legacies for its services.

MatchWare Ltd

MatchWare is a provider of mind mapping and meeting management software. MatchWare's proprietary software is designed for use by businesses, educational institutions and governments worldwide to enhance brainstorming, communication and collaboration. MatchWare is headquartered in Denmark with subsidiaries in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Medincle Ltd

Medincle is a British medical spellchecker, and dictation software to work with Office, Pages and Dragon dictation software.


Microlink PC is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to disabled people of all ages working in partnership with government agencies and other assistive technology companies to develop solutions that give disabled people convenient access to affordable IT. We are an accredited DSA-QAG Supplier as well as being Gold members of the Employers Forum on Disability.

MTS Sulby

MTS Sulby consists of a number of distinct yet interconnected areas of service and support providing a range of assessment, training, IT and support services:

Delivering one-to-one support to students such as study skills tutoring, sighted helpers, specialist mentoring, note taking, and campus buddy;
Carrying out an assistive technology training session on a range of applications such as Dragon, Read & Write Gold and Mindview;
Conducting a DSA needs assessment, a required part of the Disabled Students' Allowance application process;
DSE assessments that may improve your employee's wellbeing and productivity;
Providing Ergonomic assessment services and supplying a wide range of products to help support individuals at their desk or place of work.
Providing IT, networking and Wifi services and support to both private and public sectors

NNAC (National Network of Assessment Centres)

We currently represent the majority (approximately 70%) of DSA Assessment Centres in England and all centres in Wales. Our membership consists of a broad range of DSA assessment providers including those based in higher education institutions, private businesses and the Open University DSA service.

Based on our collective knowledge, we have a comprehensive understanding of the DSA process. We use this experience to contribute to sector consultation regarding good practice in the assessment and support of people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

Membership is open to all centres providing Disabled Students' Allowances assessments that are accredited by DSA QAG and thus operate in compliance with the criteria in the Quality Assurance Framework.


Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.


OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.

OrCam MyEye 2.0 is all about using technology to help blind and visually impaired people achieve increased independence.


We develop powerful spelling aids and other types of language support for PCs, Macs, tablets and the Web.

Present Pal

Present Pal is a presentation support software which enables users to deliver a more confident and prepared presentation.

Being fully integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint, users can access their notes whilst also seamlessly controlling their PowerPoint at the same time – all from one device!

Whilst Present Pal is especially useful for those with dyslexia, it is also proven to be extremely helpful for all presenters by reducing visual stress and providing the safety net of a “Pop-Up Bubble” where users can store additional information.

Pretorian Technologies

With over forty years experience in the design of trackballs, Pretorian Technologies is ISO 9001:2008 registered for the design and manufacture of human input devices for the special needs and industrial markets. Through the combination of state-of-the-art design techniques and manufacturing expertise, Pretorian Technologies products are sold worldwide via a large network of Distributors and specialist OEMs.

Pro-Study Ltd

The mission of Pro-Study is to help as many people as possible with their research organisation needs. We want to support users thorough the whole process of research from finding the relevant information, to storing it and using it with the mundane tasks such as referencing done for them.

Queen Alexandra College

QAC creates challenging learning opportunities for people with visual impairment and/or other disabilities to realise their potential to work and to live independently.

Rachel McGarry, Business Referral & Assessments Manager

Individual member with a keen interest in expanding the use of assistive technology to improve the lives of people with a disability, whatever their age, situation or support needs. Have 25 years experience in working in the health and social care sector and in 2015 completed MSc in Assistive Technology.

Remtek Systems

Remtek was founded in 1974 and has remained in business since that time by keeping constantly aware of our customers’ requirements and flexible to their varying needs. This grounding has enabled us to develop our business in the area of disabled computer users and we constantly seek to improve the service we give. Our staff are chosen on their suitability for our customer base and all receive training in both assistive technology and disability awareness.


We're a leading source of information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people.

Sal Cooke OBE

BATA Council Member and a highly successful Public Sector Director: with significant experience working in across the UK in the public sector, leading Advisory Services answerable to government ministers and funders, predominantly within education and lifelong learning, but always with a focus on technology and accessibility for those users who face challenges.

Saxon Hill Academy

We are a Special Academy for children and young people with physical disabilities and complex medical needs aged between 2 and 19 years. Saxon Hill converted to academy status on the 1st November 2015, becoming a member of the Shaw Education Trust.

Scanning Pens

Scanning Pens Ltd are the largest supplier of mobile scanners in Europe. Products in our portfolio include the C-Pen Reader, C-Pen Exam Reader and e-pens digital pens. Whether it is a business contract, a magazine article, a book or anything else; a mobile scanner is a flexible tool that enables users to hear words aloud or store, edit and send information while on the move. The products we supply are designed to save you time and money. Scanning Pens Ltd sell to the trade, schools, LEAs, government, business, and end users. We are able to offer you the latest product information through our professional customer service team.

Scott Douglas, Assistive Technology Specialist

I am a motivated, enthusiastic, focused, self starting worker. I have a good knowledge in a range of online skills with a specialism of Assistive Technology in Visual Impairment.
I am always keen to learn and know that there is always more than one way to complete a task. No matter how hard something may be there is always, and always will be, a solution.

Methodical, dedicated and always supporting others to become the best they can be!

Sebastiaan Eldritch-Boersen

A graduate and postgraduate, my academic background originated in Sociology and Social Policy. After completing my studies, I invested time working in various Disability Rights and Disability Support environments, and this is where I found my passion.

Equality and Diversity, Deaf Issues, Empowerment, Accessibility and Inclusivity, Disability Awareness, Training, Needs Assessments, Learning and Assistive Technologies, Further and Higher Education Sector Administration, Equality Act 2010, eLearning and mLearning.

I am experienced in the evaluations of Accessibility and Inclusive Practice, eAccessibility and end user testing within a range of environments, including education and within the private charity sector, where people might benefit from the use of assistive technology.

Sensory Guru

Sensory Guru is a dynamic company with a passion for developing exciting and innovative learning technologies. Specialising in the design and installation of sensory environments, gesture controlled software and inclusive learning technology, Sensory Guru can deliver environments that are inclusive, inspiring and at the leading edge of technological development. The Sensory Guru team is comprised of a collection of talented designers, engineers, education specialists and programmers all committed to making a positive impact on the learning development of children and adults with special educational needs. Most of what we do is focused on developing bespoke technologies and learning experiences.

Sight & Sound Technology

Sight and Sound Technology was formed in 1979. We are the leading UK supplier of solutions for the blind, visually impaired and those with learning difficulties. We are the exclusive distributor of products such as JAWS, ZoomText, Kurzweil1000/3000 and the HIMS and Index range of hardware. We are a full one-stop-shop - delivering training and support to end-users, DSA assessors, Access to Work cases and Corporates alike.


Skoogmusic is a musical instrument that anyone can play. A revolutionary tactile cube that will change the way you and your family enjoy, create and learn music. A new music accessory for iPad that opens up a world of ‘musicplay’ to everyone, including those with disabilities.

Smile Smart Technology

Focused upon evolving and proven technology to find holistic solutions to specialised mobility and switching issues, Smile Smart Technology has led the industry for nearly two decades, providing innovative products configured to suit individual needs, including a versatile range of highly tensile mounts that can be fitted to all wheelchairs, tables and beds.


Sonocent develops software that enables students with learning disabilities to create their own notes. Instead of writing notes, students record classes and highlight key parts with color. Sonocent Audio Notetaker combines colour, audio, text, images and presentation slides all into a single workspace. Available for iOS, PC and Mac.

Spark Space

Welcome to Spark-Space, the home of potential releasing software. Spark-Space produce a range of tools to support dyslexics in school, university and the workplace.

Our principle products are based on visual thinking and learning and were designed to, in the shortest possible time, help remove any barriers that you may have in producing a high quality of written work. Our core products to do this include the following:

Essay Writer

Report Writer

Spark Professional

Spark-Space also produce comprehensive spelling and grammar programs including Working Words and Write Perfect.

Speciality Risks

Specialty Risks' management team has worked in the technology insurance and warranty market for the past 10 years, providing insurance and warranty programmes for specialist technologies and people with special needs.

Spellex Corporation

Spellex Corporation is the world leader in industry specific writing tools software. Superior products, innovation, and total quality commitment have kept Spellex in the forefront of our field for more than 20 years. The company's easy-to-use speech recognition and spell checking software for the medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, legal, bioscience, scientific/engineering, dental, botanical, and geographical fields and our software developer tools for custom applications and Web pages address the need for quality software solutions for a host of applications and environments.

Star Technology

Raising the standard of assistive technology in education, work and the home. National Star has over 40 years of experience working with learners who have physical, sensory or learning disabilities across a number of different environments. We use an exciting range of equipment, software and expertise to provide accessibility solutions for education, work and home environments. Our services are customised to you, and include assessments, equipment training and support.

Summit Insurance Services

Summit Insurance Services has created and distributes a number of insurance products of which the most significant is CompuCover; the UK’s leading all risks insurance for IT equipment. CompuCover insures educational establishments, small and large organisations in both the public and private sector and thousands of individuals.


Design and manufacture special switches and accessories for special needs clients. The Doo-zy switch along with the Vibe-Lite is part of our product range. John Kopelciw founding director of the multi sensory company Spacekraft now running Switch-Ed has over 25 years of experience in special needs. He is always happy to talk about any special projects or problems you may have. Watch out for our sister company Sensory Learning soon to be launched to design and build bespoke sensory room projects.


We define, develop and implement creative and innovative education marketing strategies for publishers and technology solution providers who target the primary, secondary or tertiary education sector.

Techno-Vision Systems Ltd

Specialists in braille production and suppliers of braille embossers and software,

Texthelp Ltd

Texthelp Ltd. is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions. We develop innovative, assistive software to support individuals with their reading, writing and research skills in Education, the Workplace and at Home. Our software supports those with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, and where English is a second language.

The Dyslexia Association

We provide support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community. Our head office is in Nottingham and we provide services primarily across the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire) and neighbouring counties.

If you are dyslexic, or think you might be dyslexic, or if you are concerned about another person who may have dyslexia, we can help.

The Learning Support Centre

Specialist support worker service, dyslexia tutors, mental health and autism mentors can support at school, college, university or your workplace.

Tobii Dynavox Ltd

Tobii is the world's leading eyegaze and AAC manufacturer. Our UK team of 3 experienced AT consultants support four UK resellers, covering the full learning curve of eyegaze implementation.


Vocendi is a training provider covering England and Wales with assistive technology, employability and soft skills training.

WCIT – Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists is the 100th livery company of the City of London, combining centuries-old tradition with a modern focus, energy and innovation. Like all livery companies, we look to give something back to the industry and community, and focus on four pillars of activity: Charity – we raise money and provide IT skills to improve lives through a range of charitable vehicles; Education – we built Hammersmith Academy (with the Mercers) and support other schools; Industry and Commerce – we help to promote and shape the IT industry and run several schemes (including with the Royal Signals) to smooth the path of men and women into the industry; and Fellowship – where, simply, we have a full programme of social activity. We are the only one of the “new” livery companies to have its own hall, and in 2017 we celebrate our silver jubilee, 25 years after our grant of livery.

Web & IT Studio

I am Garry Kelsall BSc(Hons) IT & comp, MBCS, the owner of Web & IT Studio. I specialise in providing assistive technology to clients of all ages and abilities. I carry out my business in an ethical and honest way, guided by the principles of BATA and the BCS, the chartered institute for IT.

West London Assessment Centre

The West London Assessment Centre (WLAC) is based at Brunel University London and provides needs assessments for those who have applied successfully for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Assessments can also be done at our outreach centres at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) in High Wycombe or at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) in Egham, Surrey.

Whitespace (Wordshark) Ltd

Providing teaching software for word building and number skills

Wyvern Business Systems

Wyvern have been supplying DSA Students for over 15 years, and throughout this time we have built an extensive knowledge base of Assistive Technology, whilst supporting 1000s of students through their studies. As an accredited member of the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG) we supply a high level of service and support to all of our students. With a specialised team of delivery staff, trainers and a dedicated technical support team, we can offer everything a student needs to maximise the benefit of their Equipment.


YorLinc - Assessment & Training
YorLinc is a DSA-QAG accredited assessment service, experienced in undertaking assessments for students with specific learning difficulties, mental health problems, sensory impairments and physical disabilities. We also provide professional training in the use of assistive technologies.