Communication Works South 2024

Exhibitors

The exhibition space at Communication Works 2024 provides our visitors with a great opportunity 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, CENMAC, CandLE AAC, Commtap CIC, Communication Matters (ISAAC UK Ltd), Cosmo by Filisia, Crick Software, Glean, Humanware, Inspiration, IRISBOND, Jabbla UK, KAZ Type Ltd, LGfL – The National Grid for Learning, Liberator Ltd, Nessy Learning, Pretorian Technologies Ltd, ReadingWise, Rahana Life, Rix Inclusive Research, Scanning Pens, Scribeasy Ltd, SeeAbility, Sensory Guru Ltd, Smartbox, Smile Smart Technology Ltd, Stix Mindfulness, Therapy Box, Voca Quest and Widgit

Find out more about each of the exhibitors joining us for Communication Works 2024 below.

Communication Works 2024 Celebrating Assistive Technology in Education
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Ace Centre

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/

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BrightSign

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 100 languages and over 1000 voices. BrightSign comes in different sizes and a range of accessories to personalise it to individual tastes.

Read more at: https://www.brightsignglove.com

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CandLE

CandLE is a not-for-profit organisation that specialise in the education needs of AAC users.

AAC is any form of communication other than verbal speech. We have developed proven methods with many success stories of students going from school to further and higher education, giving them the tools to be successful academically as well as the skills to live independently.

Our team of AAC teachers, and teaching assistants are the leading experts in teaching students who have complex access needs. Our resource developers specialise in adaptation and differentiation of the curriculum using Grid 3 and other AAC software. We provide services to local authorities, schools, and families, tailoring our approach to suit each students individual needs and communication methods.

Find out more: https://candleaac.com/

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CENMAC

CENMAC is a team of specialists who support children and young people to access the curriculum and/or to communicate using assistive technology.

Located at Charlton Park Academy in South-East London, CENMAC is a unique service offering assessments, reviews and the loan of assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

We work across the Greater London area, with children and young people aged 2 to 25 with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in mainstream education, special schools, and those who are home educated.

Find out more: https://cenmac.com/

Commtap Communication Support

Commtap CIC

Commtap provides software and resources for supporting children and adults with communication difficulties.

Our current projects

Symboliser for PowerPoint – After installing this enhancement, you can select some words, click on a button, and picture symbols appear in your document.

Commtap Resources website – 1000s of free activities and support strategies to use with children and young people with communication difficulties.

British Key Word Signs – Free dictionary of key word signs used in the UK.

Find out more: https://home.commtap.org/

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Communication Matters (ISAAC UK Ltd)

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/

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Cosmo by Filisia

Cosmo is an easy-to-use toolbox of unique Bluetooth-enabled accessibility switches, highly-customisable iPad activities and a data dashboard for teachers and therapists to increase student engagement in learning and help them fulfil their individual targets.

With over 35 play-based and data-driven activities and tactile Bluetooth controllers, Cosmo puts fun into learning and enables students to equally access the curriculum, engage in social interaction and improve sensory regulation. Find out more: https://www.explorecosmo.com/

CrickSoftware

Crick Software

We create literacy software including Clicker and DocsPlus for pupils of all abilities, with a strong focus on improving writing outcomes and helping all learners to experience success.

We make all our tools as accessible as we can, so that learners with disabilities can use the same tools as the rest of the class; by designing with accessibility and inclusion in mind from the beginning, we make software that is better for everyone.

Our developers work with Microsoft, Apple and Google Technologies, and our Education Consultants and Customer Service teams work with schools and school districts, large and small, in many countries. We’re based in Northampton, England, and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Find out more: https://www.cricksoft.com/uk

Glean

Glean

Glean creates better learners. Our personal study app uses learning science to ensure learners don’t waste information that matters.

Students capture everything from class, stay organised, review content at their own pace, and build personalised resources through a structured, AI-assisted learning process.

Trusted by more than 700 institutions globally, Glean reduces waste in the learning experience and improves retention with struggling students. We’ve improved learning in over 1.6 million classes, empowering learners to reduce stress, boost confidence, and achieve better grades.

And it works: 91% of users improved and maintained their grades using Glean.

Find out more: https://glean.co/

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Humanware

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

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Inspiration

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/

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IRISBOND

IRISBOND is a technological company that creates a new way for humans to communicate through eye-tracking technology. We work every day to give the right to choose, because an operating system should never be a barrier.

IRISBOND’s eye-tracking device Hiru, for Alternative and Augmented Communication (AAC), gives a voice to thousands of people worldwide who live with communication barriers. Hiru received the Made for iPad certification (MFi) from Apple and now is the first multi-platform eye-tracking device that works seamlessly with iPad devices, in addition to Windows. The advent of Apple’s iPadOS 17 has heralded a new era in accessibility of off the shelf technologies. There’s a bright and promising scenario for developing more accessible environments for AAC users.

Now, it’s easier than ever to use an iPad with the eyes, and this opens huge possibilities to everyone.

Discover the best eye gaze experience with Hiru and iPadOS.

Meet Gema, the Spanish teenager who pioneered AAC with eye gaze at just 15! Now the Co-founder of her own Foundation > Watch the video

Find out more: https://www.irisbond.com/en/

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Jabbla UK

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, PODD communication books & lots more pagesets and apps.

Find out more: https://www.jabbla.com/en/

KAZ

KAZ

KAZ Type understands that removing barriers to learning is critical to independent working. Touch typing may be a fundamental skill, but it is a sub-conscious skill that reduces cognitive load and liberates learners, enabling expression of thoughts and speech, communication and productivity whilst boosting confidence.https://kaz-type.com/

KAZ’s award-winning inclusive and specialised touch-typing software accommodates mainstream, neurodivergent, hearing and visually impaired learners. The course’s unique Accelerating Learning teaching method radically enhances memory retention and recall, which is why it has proven so effective.

Their recently released VI edition won the Teach Secondary Awards 2023 for the SEND sector.

KAZ also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications in touch typing skills (Level 1 & Level 2), which add to learners’ education records.

Find out more: https://kaz-type.com/

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LGfL

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.

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Liberator

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/

Nessy

Nessy

At Nessy we are best known as advocates for children with dyslexia around the globe. But the Nessy programs are not only for dyslexia. Nessy is widely used for whole class, phonics, maths, typing and early reading instruction.

Nessy collaborates with some of the world’s leading academics, and follows the Science of Reading, to ensure our programs are based upon proven research. Our goal is to provide effective learning to all children, at an affordable cost.

Find out more: https://www.nessy.com/en-gb

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Pretorian Technologies

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/

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Rahana Life

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/

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ReadingWise

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/

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Rix Inclusive Research

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/

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Scanning Pens

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/

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Scribeasy Ltd

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/

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SeeAbility

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/

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Sensory Guru Ltd

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

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Smartbox

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/

SMILE SMART TECHNOLOGY

Smile Smart Technology

Independence Through Assistive Technology

Smile Smart Technology is a family-run enterprise dedicated to providing solutions for personal independence through Assistive Technology.

We innovate and manufacture from our UK workshops and reinvest the majority of our profits towards sustaining and improving our social mission of supporting children and adults with disabilities.

Find out more: https://www.smilesmart-tech.com/

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Stix Mindfulness

Stix Mindfulness

Empowering Happy Minds

The Stix Remotes are a sensory product designed to provide families with the tools to support and maintain their mental wellbeing.

Audio instructions combined with sensory feedback guide children through activities that teach mental health coping strategies that children enjoy playing.

Find out more: https://www.stixmindfulness.co.uk/

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Therapy Box

Therapy Box is an award-winning AAC company with two unique apps – Predictable and Scene & Heard Pro. Predictable is widely used by people with motor speech difficulties using head tracking, eye tracking and the screen to prepare their messages.

Scene & Heard Pro provides a visual scene display approach letting users use their own environment to support communication.

Find out more: https://therapy-box.co.uk/

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Widgit

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/