The ACE Centre, based in Oldham and Oxford can provide a range of services including assessment (at home or at our centre), training and loan of equipment. We also provide free 1 hr information sessions that may be of interest..
Information days: http://acecentre.org.uk/information-days
By all means send her our details and we would be happy to help how we can :)
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Melanie Rimmer
Sent: 03 February 2013 20:40
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Subject: Can anyone help this lady?
A lady called Kathryn Littlewood contacted me via Facebook. She is an advocate working for Sheffield Centre for Independent Living and she recently ran a course for disabled members for which she invited someone from the charity AIDIS to come and demonstrate assistive tech equipment for computers. She was disappointed with the person who came. In her words "although he brought a lot of different mouses and keyboards he didnt seem to have a real grasp on the either the latest technologies or more concerningly disabilites in general."
She is looking for someone who can do a home assessment for about four people with complex needs, to help them decide what equipment will be most suitable for them before they purchase anything.
As I am unable to help her directly, she gave me permission to forward this information to this mailing list in the hope that someone here can advise her how to proceed.
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) University of Sheffield