Assistive technology assessment services
‘Assistive technology’ (AT) helps create a level playing field in the office. The term is used for equipment that helps people with disabilities do their job. But simply providing the tools isn’t enough. Our AT assessment services make sure individuals are matched with the right tools, and that they know how to get the most out of them.
Why is it important to have an AT assessment?
There are two key reasons why AT assessments are important:
- It is very easy to get the wrong equipment
Without expert opinion, you can’t be sure that the assistive tech is going to be right for the individual. After all, we’re all different. An AT assessor can help match the right person with the right product to maximise the chances of it helping them do their job.
- Not knowing how to use equipment leads to abandonment
Giving an employee new equipment isn’t enough. A lot of assistive tech gets abandoned without the right training. An AT assessor can make sure employees know how to use the equipment so they can get the most out of it.
What assessment services do we offer?
We offer a range of different assessment options to meet your enablement needs. See below to decide the right one for you, or contact us for advice.
In-depth one-to-one session carried out by a fully qualified and registered psychologist specialising in adult dyslexia.
We send a professional in to help staff with disabilities develop effective coping strategies for overcoming any issues at work. The assessment will conclude with assistive tech recommendations.
Employees with visual impairments can benefit from this assessment, which includes a strategy for overcoming the impact their visual impairment might be having. The assessment will include a full report with precise recommendations for any reasonable adjustments needed.
This assessment concludes with a written report to help the employer develop a strategy for supporting individuals with hearing impairments. This will include precise recommendations for any reasonable adjustments needed.
If an individual has been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, a colour overlay assessment is a simple, quick assessment that can, on occasions, overcome the problem almost immediately.