Assistive Technology Suppliers and Retail Companies
Assistive technology can mean different things to different people, when searching for AT devices and products it will help to have an understanding of both the area of disability and particular category of assistive technology you are interested in. Additional information can also be found from charitable organisations and professional services associated with the relevant disability.
When doing an internet search, or looking through the websites listed below, you need to consider and be aware that some companies may have a large product range across a number of categories, such as Inclusive Technology Ltd, while others may be specialist suppliers and have a single or narrow product range, such as Just Checking. Many companies lie between the two, such as manufacturers and suppliers of communication aids who may also offer a range of associated software products and access equipment.
When looking for an assistive technology product it is advisable to check that the supplier has appropriate professional knowledge and a support service, especially if the product is expensive and complex. Some suppliers are able to offer a free assessment and demonstrate the equipment before purchase, and most should offer support and information with expert help for setting up and configuring equipment as well as provide a maintenance and repair service.