Welcome to the Aidis Trust blog. Here you’ll find our posts on assistive technology that are meant to inform and encourage discussion. Feel free to join in!

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Google’s online lego box


Hands up who loves lego! Well I do and I’ve just read that Google have a project to put digital lego bricks online. Great, no more standing on a 2×4 in the middle of the night!

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Communication aid for under £300


Today, i saw the 1st generation iPad with a protective case for £150 plus postage. Install an app called Proloquo2go on that, put it in the protective case and you have a communication device for less than £300. Not long ago something like this would cost over £3,000! Drawbacks? Always drawbacks….

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Technology and the language of Disability


Now and then I read tweets relating to assistive technology and this one appeared today from @attipscast, twitter alias of Chris Bugaj – who describes himself as Co-author of The Practical (& Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools. His tweet:

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We’ve started a blog…


We’re excited to be launching our new blog and sharing views and information. We are a charity who give free and impartial advice about computer related Assistive Technology… but you can find out more about our free-phone helpline, Training and Technical support services by following the links to our website.

Here, we’re looking forward to talking about developments in technology, specifically how it can help disabled people.

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Speech Recognition Software

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Most think of speech recognition software as being a space-age typing aid. This is true, however, it can also control the computer, making the mouse and keyboard almost redundant. Read on…

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