Software and ICT Equipment
In this section we will be putting links to companies that specifically supply software and ICT equipment for people with special needs, a lot of which we use at St Luke's. This page is only for information and guidance, St luke's School has no connection with the companies listed below except as a customer. A lot of the equipment and software can be very expensive so it is worth shopping around or even trying auction sites like Ebay for example.
Crick software produce a range of writing and communication programs, the main ones used at St Luke's are Clicker 5 ideal for early readers/writers and for supporting struggling writers, Clicker paint an excellent paint/drawing program for children. There are also lots of free resources at this link HERE. If parents or carers are considering purchasing any of the Clicker programs make sure you go for the home versions for big savings.
Widgit produce symbol communication software that is used by large numbers of special schools including St Luke's, The main ones St Luke's use are Communicate In Print, an invaluable tool for producing communication books and flash cards etc... and Symwriter a very versatile symbol/word processor for students, excellent for commincation, story writing. These can be used in conjunction with other symbol systems such as Makaton and PCS, you can see examples of these symbols throughout this site.
Inclusive Technology supply everything from, computer access aids, communication aids, touchscreen monitors, interactive plasma screens and software. products can be viewed and ordered online their catalogue is also available to download.
Spacecraft provide a wide variety of equipment, but especially items for use in sensory rooms, fibre optics, bubble tubes etc... It might be worth noting that some of the equipment might be obtained cheaper via disco supply shops/sites so worth shopping around.
Experia are another company that provide sensory equipment, cause and effect controllers etc... worth looking at for ideas and they are contactable for advice.
Liberator provide high and low tech communication aids for the most part, they also have a good range of switch adapted toys and related software.
AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.
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