Friday, 20 January 2012

Assistive Technology- Exhibition and Demos

On Wednesday 8th Feb there will be an interactive event highlighting technologies to enhance student  independence.
Áras na Mac Léinn

This event is designed to raise awareness of the various types of Assistive Technology used to support students in education. The event will be of particular interest to students with disabilities, their families, teachers, special needs assistants, and supporting professionals. 
For further information contact Brid McGann 091-492744/ 091-492813  or email 

Exhibitors – Wednesday 8th February,  11am to 3pm,  Áras na Mac Léinn, NUIG

Ash Technologies Ltd.
Ash Technologies is 100% Irish owned manufacture and design company based in Naas Co. Kildare. Ash Technologies is a specialist video technology company dedicated to enhancing the vision and lifestyle of its customers through unique and innovative video technologies solutions. Products include OPTi Verso, Eclipse Scholar, Liberty Solo and Quicklook. email: Tel: 045 882212

EdTech Software Software
EdTech Software is a leading Irish supplier of assistive technology software and hardware, including the Livescribe Smartpen.  Key software products include: TextHELP Read and Write Gold, Claro Read and Kurzweil (Scan & read), Inspiration and MindManager ( Mind Mapping), Lexia (Phonics Based literacy), Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech to Text).  Edtech also supplies Ginger (Dyslexic Spell Checker), JAWS ( Screen Reader), Audionotetaker (Audio based note-taking) and Zoomtext (Screen Magnifier).

Iansyst Ltd is the UK’s largest Assistive Technology Specialist and the top distributor of popular Assistive .Technology software.  Iansyst offer students and educational organisations over 25 years experience of matching technology to needs and can provide training and support on all the products sold.  The Company has comprehensive knowledge of disabilities and the effect they have on people’s lives and work to provide best-of-breed solutions. Iansyst supply many Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and are building relationships with local suppliers to provide even easier access to products.

National Council for the Blind of Ireland NCBI is a not for profit charitable organization which provides support and services to people experiencing sight loss. NCBI also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired.

Screenway Ltd.
Computer sales and services company. Multi-platform Value Added Re-Seller specialising in Apple sales and systems integration. Innovative hardware and software solutions plus support services to the Design, Graphics, Print, Multimedia, Corporate, Medical, SME and educational markets.  Screenway is a local IT specialist and partner in technology and a creative solutions provider, Galway’s Leading Authorised Apple Supplier and Repair Centre.   MacBook, iMac, iPad, etc.
Texthelp Systems Ltd
Texthelp Systems Ltd is a limited company registered in Belfast,N. Ireland.  Texthelp develop and design products to enable children and adults with dyslexia and learning difficulties to learn to read, write, study and communicate with ease and independence. Their products include Texthelp Read and Write, Fluency Tutor, BrowseAloud, Lexiflow and SpeechStream.

Demonstration Schedule – Wednesday 8th February 2012


Stands -

Room 207,
“The View”


Room 208
Meeting Room 1

Room 209
Meeting Room 2


Texthelp Read and Write Gold –
(Texthelp Systems Ltd.)

Audio Notetaker  & Echo Smartpen



Dragon – Voice Recognition Software
(Brid, NUIG)

Magnifiers,  Scanners, CCTV

(Ash Technologies Ltd.) 


NUIG students – AT in use at NUIG

Audio Notetaker & Echo Smartpen



Texthelp Read and Write Gold
(Texthelp Systems Ltd.)

Apple technology – Accessibility , iPad, etc.
(Maria,  NUIG Student)


Dragon – Voice Recognition Software
(Brid, NUIG)


(Elaine, AIT)

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