Assistive technology empowers individuals, enabling them to complete tasks independently that they might not be able to do otherwise. Studies have found that large proportion of assistive technology (35% or more) often ends up unused or forgotten about. There are likely to be many factors at play here, but common reasons might include:
- users opinion not sought before purchasing equipment
- affordability/availability of devices
- poor device performance
- lack of specialist knowledge when operating the device
- changes in user needs
Forget-Me-Not-Productions are constantly working to enable more people to have access to appropriate assistive technology.
We are passionate about giving individuals with the most complex of physical and/or learning disabilities access to independence at whatever level
Forget-Me-Not-Productions supports individuals with complex physical and/or cognitive disabilities to reach their potential. We also use specialist technologies at whatever stage of their learning journey they may be.
Many parents/carers wonder “can my child drive a wheelchair?”, or “can my child use a computer independently?”. Indeed, often the answer is “yes” with the right specialist controls.
For example, these specialist technologies could include:
- computer access via eyegaze, switch training, development of touch monitor skills
- independent mobility, developing wheelchair driving skills – including writing wheelchair driving programmes for schools and centres
- environmental controls
- supporting development of early AAC (alongside SLT also)