Communication Works 2023 South Event Exhibitors
The exhibition space at Communication Works 2023 provides a great opportunity for visitors to get hands on with the latest products and innovations in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with new and established suppliers.
South Event Exhibitors
Ace Centre, BrightSign glove, CENMAC, Communication Matters (ISAAC UK Ltd), Cosmo by Filisia Interfaces Ltd, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd, Humanware Europe Ltd, iAchieve, Inspiration, IRISBOND, Jabbla UK, Just2easy Limited, LGfL – The National Grid for Learning, Liberator Ltd, LuxAI, Ohbot, OrCam, pcbyvoice Ltd, picseepal, Pretorian Technologies Ltd, ReadingWise, RIX Research and Media, Scanning Pens, Scribeasy Ltd, SeeAbility, Sensory App House Ltd, Sensory Guru Ltd, Smartbox Assistive Technology, Therapy Box, Tobii Dynavox, Voca Quest and Widgit.
Remote Exhibitors: Our remote exhibitors are international and domestic. They will be providing the traditional exhibition experience but through teleconference from our dedicated stands.
See below more information about each of the exhibitors joining us for Communication Works 2023.
Ace Centre is a registered charity providing Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication services for people with complex needs. We offer assessment, training and information services across England, with a focus on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), delivered by our multi-disciplinary team of specialist teachers, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists with the support of technical and administrative staff.
We believe everyone should be given the opportunity and the tools they need to fulfil their potential; we therefore lobby for change in statutory policy as well as working directly with people who need our support.
For more information visit: https://acecentre.org.uk/
BrightSign is the only smart glove in the world that can translate any sign language to any spoken language, instantly. It uses artificial intelligence to learn from each user their own unique signs and can work completely offline. Signs can be translated to over 40 languages in 450 voices. BrightSign comes in different sizes and a range of accessories to personalise it to individual tastes.
Read more at https://www.brightsignglove.com
CENMAC is a team of specialists who support children and young people with assistive technology to access the curriculum and/or to communicate. Located at Charlton Park Academy in South-East London, CENMAC is a unique service offering assessments, reviews and the loan of equipment. We work across the Greater London area, with children and young people aged 2 to 25 with Education Health and Care Plans in mainstream education, special schools, and those who are home educated.
Find out more: https://cenmac.com/
Communication Matters is a UK-wide organisation that supports people of all ages who find it hard to communicate because they have little of no clear speech.
We support people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in their basic human right to communicate, be included and heard in an equitable society.
Find out more: https://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/
The Cosmo system has been co-created with 200+ practitioners to create a unique device and app combination that offers play-based activities that are fun, versatile, customisable, social, attractive, easy-to-use and data-driven.
Find out more: https://www.explorecosmo.com/
Dolphin Makes a Difference
Dolphin assistive technology products are designed to improve accessibility and independence on computers, for people with a wide range of vision impairments. This includes screen readers for people who are blind, magnification and audio products for people who have partial sight and low vision.
Dolphin also develops technology to assist a neurodiverse range of readers. Accessible reading technology from Dolphin is used by book lovers and students with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, in addition to other print impairments. It provides a way to access books from accessible libraries around the world.
Find out more: https://yourdolphin.com/About-Dolphin
HumanWare specializes in the design and manufacture of highly intuitive and intelligent solutions for people living with vision loss or visual impairment. From electronic magnifiers to talking GPS to braille devices, HumanWare solutions help all users live independently and participate successfully in today’s world. Available in more than 25 languages, our full range of products make us the global leader in our industry.
Find out more: https://www.humanware.com/en-united_kingdom/home
iAchieve is a fully interactive online learning platform that provides a framework of teaching and learning content that covers the entire specification for nationally recognised vocational qualifications that have clear progression routes and lead to meaningful career pathways. It offers an independent learning approach can work wonders for learners in an inclusion setting. iAchieve can provide an alternative study option for students with additional needs by proving a tailored delivery solution that ensures the right Key Stage 4 vocational courses are embedded effectively into your curriculum, and that delivery leads to successful outcomes for students who may not currently be able to engage with their education.
iAchieve provides a link with mainstream education, by introducing online resources which can eliminate barriers for pupils with access issues, as well as those unable to attend school in person, who could still be encouraged to access their learning remotely. This remote access can be built on, to encourage non-attenders to return to school, reassured by a familiar online learning space. Online resources also give students control and responsibility over their own learning, feeding into their feeling of empowerment.
Our packages include all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria, and are endorsed by awarding organisation for quality assurance. We also provide comprehensive training to help you master delivery of the qualification, including awarding organisation requirements and processes. iAchieve resources can be used in conjunction with a range of assistive technologies that make offering options to your SEN students simple.
Find out more: https://www.iachieve.org.uk/contact-us/
Simple to use, but powerful in the impact it has on users, Inspiration 10 is the ideal visual thinking tool for creating mind maps, concept maps, graphic organisers, outlines and presentations with ease!
Inspiration 10 makes it easy to quickly capture your ideas and visually organize them. Then, transfer your visual diagram to a written outline in just one-click, perfect for structuring writing projects. Inspiration 10 is published by TechEdology Ltd.
Find out more: https://www.inspiration-at.com/inspiration-10/
IRISBOND’s eye-tracking device Hiru received the Made for iPad certification from Apple and now is the first multi-platform eye-tracking device that works seamlessly with iPad devices running iPadOS 15 or later, in addition to Windows. Hiru is an eye tracker designed for Alternative and Augmented Communication (AAC), to give a voice to thousands of people worldwide who live with communication barriers. The eye tracker enables users to access an iPad or Windows tablet using only their gaze.
We create opportunities to make the impossible possible. For IRISBOND’s team, the impossible is not a fact, but a perception. And a challenge. A challenge that dares us to surpass even ourselves, inventing global, unique and innovative products that facilitate our relationship with everything around us. See it possible.
Find out more: https://www.irisbond.com/en/
Jabbla UK have been supplying AAC for their customers since the early 2000’s. Focusing on the communication needs first, we work as a consultant in finding the most appropriate communication technology for the customer.
Jabbla UK supplies the following products:
AAC devices – Tellus i6, Vibe 10, Vibe 12 & Allora 3 with eye gaze, head tracking & switches
Software – Mind Express 5 with Score, Amego, Alphacore, PODD & lots more pagesets and apps.
Find out more: https://www.jabbla.com/en/
The Just2easy Tool suite is an award winning primary learning platform, filled with creative tools for use across the curriculum.
A complete remote learning solution for your school with tools, apps and games, for Maths, English, Computing and cross curricular activities. Easy sign-in for pupils and teachers with guided lesson plans included. Loved and trusted by thousands of schools.
For more information please visit www.just2easy.com
Thrice winner of the not-for-profit Supplier of the Year in the ERAs, LGfL is a charitable trust that is passionate about saving schools money, keeping children safe, tackling inequality, energising teaching & learning and promoting wellbeing.
We don’t profit from schools we reinvest into education.
Our mission is the advancement of education. Our ambition is for UK schools to lead the world in digital innovation, enabling all children to achieve more whilst schools spend less.
Visit https://NGfL.net to find out more.
Our high-tech communication aids support a wide range of vocabularies. They are highly flexible, easy to program and personalise and offer a range of access methods, including direct access, switches, head tracking and eye-gaze.
In addition to offering a comprehensive range of communication aids we also have adapted toys, learning and inclusion aids, switches, computer access software and accessories.
We are proud to provide industry leading support and device warranties for peace of mind.
Find out more at: https://www.liberator.co.uk/
LuxAI is the creator and vendor of QTrobot – the robot tutor designed to increase the efficacy of special needs education and improve children’s learning outcome. As an educational tool, QTrobot facilitates joint attention with learners, creating a triangular interaction helping students to collaborate with their teachers. QTrobot increases attention, boosts engagement and enhances motivation to learn in a consistent, non-overstimulating environment. With QTrobot, teachers can deliver effective and standardised special needs education with little effort.
Find out more at: https://luxai.com/
Ohbot has been created by Mat Walker, a roboticist who created the Inkha robot receptionist at King’s College, London and Dan Warner, a primary teacher and ICT specialist who advises schools and local authorities on educational technology for learning.
Ohbot is already being used by over five thousand schools and individuals in the UK and around the world, it was a finalist in the London BETT awards for ICT Innovator of the year in 2016 and Hardware, AV, VR/AR, Robotics or Digital Device in 2022. Ohbot also won a British Educational Suppliers Association ERA award in 2018 and was highly commended in 2022.
We created OrCam Learn to help educators fully support students as they study. Integrated into day-to-day school life, it empowers students with learning challenges, whilst data & analytics free up teachers to spend less time assessing, and more time teaching.
OrCam Learn is a completely new, innovative solution developed for students with reading and learning differences (including dyslexia), helping them to improve their reading fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. It also supports teachers, schools, and parents as they navigate the student’s academic journey. Addressing the needs of these key stakeholders, OrCam Learn couples a compact, interactive handheld device with insightful data analytics & reporting.
Find out more at: https://learn.orcam.com/gb/
Pcbyvoice design, build and supply solutions to allow the use of technology by all. Our goal is to take environmental controls and computer access to a new level of accessibility for users with restricted mobility!
Our shop contains a wide selection of our products and services, if there is anything you can’t find or would like more assistance on our products and services, please get in touch!
Find out more: http://www.pcbyvoice.com/
A communication tool for all ages, abilities, and locations.
Introducing the PicSeePal communication system. The world’s first AAC housing that is lightweight, portable, customisable, splash proof, modular and easy to use. If you are looking for a light-tech solution that you can take anywhere and empowers users of AAC, you’ve just found it!
Find out more: https://picseepal.com/
We take immense pride in our desire to use our abilities to support people with special needs requiring a little extra help to achieve the things the rest of us take for granted. Our mission is to provide those people with that help, and in turn, empower them to get the most from life.
Pretorian Technologies range of Assistive Technology and Communication products is the most comprehensive and extensive of any manufacturer and includes the unique SimplyWorks® family of wireless AT (Assistive Technology) and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) products.
Find out more: https://www.pretorianuk.com/
Rahana Life are experts in the assessment and supply of assistive technology to support people with upper limb impairment.
Our solutions are designed to empower people to do more things independently, and we are very pleased to bring the eye gaze wheelchair drive system, Ability-Drive, to the UK, and showcase this technology at Communication Works 2023 North and South.
Find out more: https://www.rahanalife.co.uk/
Our mission is to tackle literacy problems before they have a chance to blight children’s lives. We want to enable every struggling reader in the UK to have access to ReadingWise, so they don’t get left behind.
All of us here at ReadingWise know how lucky we are. We’re lucky because, as children, we happened to be able to learn to read using the method we were taught in school. Early literacy gave us access to the entire educational system, opening up a rich world of possibilities for learning and choices for our future.
Find out more: https://readingwise.com/
We are a Research and Development Centre with a mission to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities through effective use of digital and multi-media technologies. We lead research and learning partnerships and co-develop software and training to exploit the potential of digital tools for the benefit of our most excluded fellow citizens.
Our mission is to enable people with learning disabilities to realise the full potential benefits that digital and new media technologies can bring to their lives. Our vision is that people with intellectual disabilities and other challenges achieve inclusion, greater independence and improved quality of life through the use of multi-media advocacy tools and methods.
We work with national and local community organisations and groups to embed the many ways that people can use digital and multi-media tools to shape and share their wishes, express their views, take a more active part in their communities and gain more choice and control over their own lives. We want to see these person-centred ways of working adopted and integrated into the way care and support is provided to make a step change in the inclusion of disabled people in our communities.
Find out more: https://rixresearchandmedia.org/
Scanning Pens is an award-winning portable assistive technology company based in the UK, founded in 2003 by two enthusiastic tech lovers – Toby Sutton and Jack Churchill. With Jack having dyslexia himself, he wants to make sure both adults and children across the world within the neurodivergent community have the necessary tools to read confidently.
We provide technology that increases productivity, promotes inclusivity, and offers affordability. We offer a range of resources to help best utilise our reading pens for children, adults, and educators. We increase awareness of dyslexia and other learning challenges through webinars, training programs and educational interventions.
Find out more: https://www.scanningpens.co.uk/
A Writing Framework: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration
A method that lets teachers take a curriculum into a more visually inclusive, engaging and playful learning process.
An enriching and enjoyable learner-led tool with a versatile picture-making method to record information, embed and practice skills and imagine/create with information.
Find out more: https://www.scribeasy.com/
We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss. Through our support, people live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible, whether that’s forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.
Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.
Find out more: https://www.seeability.org/
Sensory App House creates apps for stimulation, early learning coordination, relaxation, fun, art, communication and speech therapy. Our apps can be used by therapists and educators to help younger people with visual and speech development and sensory issues. Our apps have been mostly for free, and we are delighted to have had close to 4 million downloads.
We have a strong understanding of disabilities and difficulties, and make apps to help assist, even in the smallest of ways. Many of the cause and effect apps are also switch accessible.
We develop for many platforms – iPads, Chromebooks, Android, Web Apps, Windows, Mac and Apple TV. Please contact us about licensing and partnerships.
Sensory App House was founded by Professor Paul Blenkhorn and Dave Stevens, who also both co-founded reading and writing assistive software specialist Claro Software.
Find out more: https://www.sensoryapphouse.com/
Sensory Guru Ltd is a leading provider of innovative and inclusive learning solutions. Our team is dedicated to improving the educational experience of those with complex needs through the use of assistive technology, AAC, and the design of multipurpose learning environments.
With a focus on accessibility and usability, we work to create products that are both effective and user-friendly. From our cutting-edge software to our expertly designed physical spaces, we are committed to creating a better future for all learners.
Find out more: https://sensoryguru.com
We create assistive technology that helps disabled people to communicate and be independent.
Smartbox leads the way in creating assistive technology that gives a voice to people with a wide range of speech and language needs. We work with people of all ages and levels of literacy all around the world, providing our solutions in over 30 different languages.
- Grid software
- Dedicated hardware
- Alternative access
- Specialist content
- Training and support
Find out more: https://thinksmartbox.com/
Therapy Box is an award-winning AAC company with two unique apps – Predictable and Scene & Heard. Predictable is widely used by people with motor speech difficulties using head tracking, eye tracking and the screen to prepare their messages. Scene & Heard provides a visual scene display approach letting users use their own environment to support communication.
Find out more: https://therapy-box.co.uk/
We are a global team that works to help people with communication and mobility challenges live richer, more meaningful lives.
Power to be You – Do what you once did or never thought possible. Our mission is to make groundbreaking assistive technology and communication solutions to give people with disabilities a voice.
Find out more: https://uk.tobiidynavox.com/
Voca Quest is a brand-new platform full of therapy games and resources covering speech, language, fluency and voice. You can choose from the thousands of ready made high-quality activities, including Colourful Semantics and minimal pairs, or you can create your own resources using an extensive symbol library and photo gallery.
Find out more: https://www.voca-quest.com/
Widgit Symbols are used worldwide to support people to realise their full potential, regardless of age, ability or background. The symbols support all users who have difficulties with text or communication in settings ranging from nursery schools to dementia care homes.
With a database of over 20,000 symbols, and 40 years’ experience, we have developed a wide range of products and services to cater for the needs of symbol users and service providers.
Find out more: https://www.widgit.com/