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Getting started with assistive technology

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Assistive Technology

Getting started with assistive technology

The phrase ‘assistive technology’ is used to describe products or systems that support and assist individuals with disabilities, restricted mobility or other impairments to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Assistive technology can include things like walkers and scooters for mobility, as well as tools, programmes, and accessories that make it simpler for people to utilise computers and mobile devices.

Assistive Technology can be used in routine tasks like those at work or in the classroom. For instance, there are numerous ways that AT can be implemented, such as using an eye gaze device or a modified game controller for gaming.

People who are visually impaired can use applications that read text on the screen in a computer-generated voice, people with low vision can use software that increases screen content, and people with limited hand function can use a keyboard with wide keys or a unique mouse to operate a computer.

Working with Remtek Systems

Remtek Systems is the most reviewed Assistive Technology Service Provider in the U.K. With over 900 google reviews and an average rating of 4.9.

We assess the needs of clients through the Disabled student allowance (DSA) and Access to Work (AtW), assisting them in selecting the most suitable assistive technology for their needs, and training them on how to utilise the equipment they have selected effectively.

Assistive technology can support people who have difficulties with writing, typing, recalling information, navigating a computer interface, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other tasks. Different assistive technologies are recommended for a range of diverse impairments and neurodiversities. Our partnerships and training expertise put us in a great position to make suitable recommendations.

Our specialist areas include student assessments, workplace needs assessments and assistive technology training. We have a nationwide team of skilled and qualified assessors available that ensure increased productivity through effective solutions. Our assessors have extensive knowledge of a range of disabilities, hardware and software and can make informed recommendations for every client. 

Our assessors and trainers consider both the needs of the client and the task at hand while deploying assistive technology. We determine whether a specific assistive technology is necessary and what kind of technology might support the client in being more productive.

Trainer interviews in an earlier article explain the different types of assistive technology that we can deliver training on and the benefits each can bring. This article explores software that supports note taking, time management, processing speed, structure in writing, typing and reading accuracy. Find out more here.

Additionally, we provide Assistive Technology Training, Disability Awareness Training and Disability Inclusion Training.

Currently, there are 1.5 million adults in the UK who have a learning disability, which may make it difficult for them to obtain work.

With the use of technology like screen readers, voice-to-text conversion, and speech recognition, the majority of computer and device operating systems, including those from Google, Apple, and Microsoft, are accessible and allow for basic computer navigation.

Workplace Needs Assessments

In addition to assistive technology support and our training services we offer Workplace Needs Assessments.

A Workplace Needs Assessment (WNA) is an individualised assessment for employees who are neurodivergent, have a mental health condition or disability, and are looking to put in place positive support strategies in the workplace. The assessment explores the impact of the individuals’ difficulties in the workplace and identifies tailored support strategies to help them thrive in their role. A WNA includes the demonstration of innovative assistive technology software and specialist equipment, and the assessment is followed up with individualised report detailing all of the recommended strategies.

These objective evaluations carried out at client’s workstations find solutions to better support clients in their working environment. Recommendations could include personalised support, assistive technology, or workstation changes that could benefit people with impairments or neurodiversities.

Workplace Needs Assessments take the person's unique requirements, the workstation, and the job position if applicable into account. Following the evaluation, we create a report detailing the findings and any recommendations for workplace improvements. This enables the necessary changes to be made.

We are enthusiastic about helping individuals with a wide range of accessibility requirements. Our experts can give company-specific guidance, customised services for your workplace and your staff, assistive technology training, and continuous technical support to make it simple for users to get started. Get in touch today to find out more.

Assistive technology service providers FAQs

What is an assistive technology provider?

An assistive technology provider is a licensed professional who evaluates the needs of individuals with disabilities or impairments, helps them choose suitable assistive technology, and provides training on how to use the selected devices. They are often referred to as Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs).

What is an example of an assistive technology service?

Assistive technology services can include specialized software for individuals with visual impairments, alternative keyboards and input devices, and voice recognition systems for those with difficulty speaking or writing.


Who benefits from assistive technology?

Assistive technology benefits individuals who face challenges with tasks such as speaking, typing, writing, recalling information, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, and walking. Different assistive tools are designed to address specific disabilities and neurodiverse conditions.

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