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A powerful new guide on how to take the first steps towards making websites accessible to people with disabilities has been released by the OneVoice for Accessible ICT Coalition, an umbrella group of charities, non-profits and businesses promoting access to technology for all. "Web accessibility is a complex topic", says OneVoice chair Nigel Lewis. Many website owners understand the urgent ethical and business need to ensure sites are accessible, but don't know where to start or how to interpre...
We invite you to spend just three minutes looking at the short video below. It shows how we're helping schools get the maximum value for money out of limited budgets, and the best educational outcomes for pupils with physical and communication difficulties. "Our great success is due to the ACE Centres providing us with support and training, presenting new technology, and us turning it round to benefit our children." - Eddy Jackson, Headteacher, Highfurlong School We want to help...
Martin Pistorius, AAC user and author of 'Ghost Boy' (published by Simon and Schuster) was interviewed on a recent BBC Radio 4 programme. His section is about 10 minutes into the recording:
These remarkable short films from the Oxford and Oldham ACE Centres demonstrate how technology can help individuals achieve their potential. They feature people of all ages using a range of assistive technology to enable access to education, work and leisure.
Our video case studies are here!
Each case study is less than five minutes long and focuses on one individualâs use of assistive technology and what this enables that person to achieve as independently as possible.
Please use these short films, the production of which was supported by the Department for Education, to help promote the use of assistive technology - we would like them to be seen by as many people as possible!
The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. We work with people of all ages who face such challenges.
We're experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include:
We also carry out project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services. For more information on what we do and how we work you can see a video on our work here
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