Not everyone who needs a communication aid is able to press buttons or use a touchscreen effectively. Ace Centre specialises in identifying and supporting alternative ways of accessing technology.
Access to screen based technology such as computers and tablets is vitally important. It’s not just about controlling a communication aid [insert link to appropriate section] effectively, although that is pretty crucial! It’s also about being able to engage with digital age – be that government websites, banking, learning resources, games, social media, etc., etc.
Through our assessment service, Ace Centre can help to identify how best to access and control communication aids and screen based technology if use of a standard mouse, keyboard or touchscreen is tricky. As well as helping with technology such as mouse alternatives, eye gaze and switches, Ace Centre can support with optimising how information is presented onscreen to make life easier.
It’s not just about expensive solutions. With each version of Windows that has been released over the past several years, for example, Microsoft and other developers have been made aware of the issues surrounding accessibility and ease of use on the PC. The latest version of Windows includes a number of settings and options that can be relatively easily configured to make it more accessible. Many people are unaware that these features exist, and also, importantly, that lots of them are free! You can find out more about them here.