Archive for the ‘AT Chat’ Category

Dragon NaturallySpeaking review

By Jason McLean Have you ever used speech technology which has not transcribed what you have said and you’ve given up? If you have then please don’t be put off if this occurs with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, as the benefits of using this software can be life changing! Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows users to completely control their […]

Accessible Eco Straws

By Karen Austin The humble drinking straw has been causing quite a stir in the last few months with conversations mostly focusing on the impact “single use plastic straws” or SUPS are having on the environment. There is no denying the negative impact that SUPS have had on the environment to date with The National […]

Japan Access and Assistive Technology (Part 1)

Last month we (Jackie O’Sullivan and Jos Franciscus) both visited Japan on our own respective family holidays and took special note of the access and the AT available and that you might need. We both come from a wheelchair user perspective, however have investigated accessibility for people of different abilities too, we hope you enjoy […]

Access All Areas

By Brooke Franklin Automatic doors, no longer only seen in shopping malls and fancy buildings. The technology has dropped in price considerably over the last few years and we’re starting to see them in more and more residential properties, especially where the primary user cannot easily open or close the door. This can be for […]

Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum

This month for AT Chat we invited the Bolger family from the AAA project to write about their experiences with AT and autism. It’s a sensory world Life as a family of four on the autism spectrum One of the greatest challenges of being a neurodiverse family, living in a neurotypical world, is the differences […]

AT Chat’s ‘Tech Tuesday’ goes LIVE!

13 March saw AT Chat stream ‘Tech Tuesday’ live for the first time on their Facebook page. On ‘Tech Tuesday’ ILC occupational therapists turn into movie stars and provide education and tips on all sorts of assistive technology (AT) including mobility scooters, switch operated eating aids, Google Home, sock aids and wheelchairs. For the first […]