Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
All Sponsors and Exhibitors will have the opportunity to promote its direct or indirect work to be inclusive; showcase a product or service; or pledge its commitment to assisting people with disabilities.
We have sponsorship and exhibitor packages available as well as workshops to sponsor.
With over 13,000 employees in the UK alone, many of which have special needs, Ford Motor Company commits not only to ensure every effort is made for employees to stay in employment once they become disabled but also are positive about recruiting people with disabilities. This can involve rehabilitation at work, making adjustments to the equipment used for example keyboard, speech recognition software, Zoom image magnifiacation software and adapted telephone headsets.
Ford Motor Company's Disability Action Group (DAG) works towards making Ford Motor Company the lead in Corporate Citizenship and its vision is to be recognized as the Employer of choice for people with disabilities and by those outside the Company. Within the Company, Ford promotes an inclusive culture where the work environment accommodates the many different needs.
Ford of Europe launched the Mobility 4 All initiative in 2003 with the primary goal to make our cars more useable for everyone who uses a Ford vehicle, driver or passenger, whatever one's individual degree of mobility. Mobility 4 All is a volunteer employee group (a sub group of DAG) formed to focus specifically on product design development for mobility needs. The group's efforts are in allegiance with the Ford Mobility http://www.ford.co.uk/mobility, Ford's telephone service that provides mobility-related information to people with disabilities.
Approximately 5% of UK drivers are registered with Motability (a Government charity which provides subsidies to drivers needing mobility equipped vehicles) and it is through these customers that Ford encourages the design of vehicles to suit people of all types, ages and mobility ranges.
In March 2008 Ford was the No 1 supplier of Vehicles to the UK's Motability Scheme.
Founded in 1997, Fortune Cookie is one of the UK’s most well-respected digital design agencies, famous for delivering beautiful, findable, accessible websites that deliver stunning return on investment. Clients include Legal & General, Kuoni, Big Lottery Fund, Arsenal FC and Amnesty International. In 2006, the agency’s 10th anniversary year, websites designed by Fortune Cookie were short-listed for major design awards a total of 11 times.
Barry Bennett Ltd enables people with special needs and disabilities to fulfil their potential in education and the workplace through the use of innovative assistive technology and ergonomic solutions.
Our company has a wealth of experience in this field and is constantly searching for new and innovative solutions.
Our product range covers a wide spectrum of issues including:
· Literacy issues such as dyslexia and other associated conditions · Visual and hearing impairments
· Work-related Upper Limb Disorders
· Other Physical Disabilities
Our portfolio includes specialist software, hardware for visual and hearing impaired users, specialist input devices, ergonomic tools, posture seating and height-adjustable desking.
Dolphin’s software range includes:
EasyConverter; the software ideal for organisations needing to create a range of alternative formats for customers, colleagues and learners, including large print, Braille, MP3, DAISY talking books and plain text from a variety of source documents.
EasyReader; the DAISY playing software allowing users to read, listen to, navigate through and bookmark DAISY books.
EasyTutor; a simple to use toolbar allowing computer users with dyslexia and literacy difficulties to write, read, view, listen to and check text.
Rachel will demonstrate the software and show how it supports your organisation’s communication and learning strategies.
Ability magazine is a campaigning publication for people who have difficulty using IT. It is aimed at those who buy, run and use accessible systems. Each issue of Ability magazine provides vital insight into the products, techniques and skills required to deliver systems for users who cannot use standard software and hardware.
Originally published by the British Computer Society's Disability Group, Ability magazine circulates to users, IT managers, human resources professionals and those who work in the disability field.
Ability aims to keep readers up-to-date on trail blazing user projects, product releases, regulatory changes and company news. Its features section contains valuable case studies, discussions of technical issues, product reviews and analysis of the latest trends in accessibility.
Our award-winning Accessible Customer Service helpline is based in Scotland and delivers a one-stop shop for customers with disabilities. We offer advice on customer service, technical help and programme information for Sky Digital subscribers. Available seven days a week, our dedicated phone number receives around 14,000 calls a month including around 50 textbox calls. Our helpline staff and installation engineers have also completed disability awareness training.
Through listening to our customers and working with Scope and Help the Aged, Sky devised a new 'Easy Grip' remote control, helping customers with visual impairments and dexterity problems.
Accessible Customer Service staff can arrange for statements and letters to be sent to customers Braille, large print and in audio formats.
You can contact us by the following methods
Telephone 08705 663333
Textphone 08702 401910
Since 1989, Caption First has been a leader in providing communication accessibility for the Deaf and Hard-of Hearing communities through worldwide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) and Captioning services. We have revolutionized the delivery and availability of realtime text translated from spoken words.
From our full-time staff, to our pool of over 50 writers, we strive to meet all of your communication needs. Caption First is known for its large company capabilities delivered with a small company attentiveness.
Count on Caption First for:
>CART and Captioning
>Remote or Onsite Delivery
Caption First: We succeed if you succeed!
Dixerit is the new and enhanced solution for making websites talk. The premium ’Plus’ service features full magnification and contrast tools from Claro Software. The audio does not require a plug-in and it is the most user-friendly server-based speech solution. The aim is to increase web-accessibility for people with learning disabilities, dyslexia, low and medium impaired vision and people who have English as their second language.
The technology is delivered from the Swiss web-vocalization company Dixero. The company is launching its innovative pod-casting solution at the Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco. It allows the user to build their own channel with their own feeds (tag, personal, and smart).
Ricability (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs: RICA) is carrying out unbiased tests on Digital TV products to see which ones are easier to use for disabled people. The test results are online at www.ricability-digitaltv.org.uk and audio copies of the test reports are available.
RNIB is the UK's leading sight loss charity. We work with our partners across different sectors and industries to develop and deliver innovative products and solutions to improve the everyday lives of people with sight problems.
At E-Access 08 we'll be demonstrating audio description and offering advice regarding digital television switchover, including which TV equipment can deliver audio description.
Our Innovation Team will also be presenting an interactive workshop and Q&A session showcasing RNIB's work in the areas of digital book publishing.
· Over 76,000 people have already downloaded the free Thunder Talking software.
· That’s a lot of blind or partially-sighted customers or citizens you can’t afford to ignore.
· We will work with you to make sure your message gets through to them.
Five reasons for knowing about Thunder Talking software:
1. Its probably the easiest to use.
2. Its free of charge for home use.
3. It's a quick and easy download on a modern computer.
4. It's a great solution for blind and Partially-sighted people.
5. 70,000 people have already downloaded this excellent software.
We really are talking inclusion and access to information.
Texthelp Systems Ltd specialises in assistive technology with the design of software products to benefit those to improve reading and writing abilities.
Browsealoud is a service designed to improve website accessibility and digital inclusion.
Browsealoud is the only truly accessible text-to-speech offering for website owners that reads all accessible website content. Browsealoud works by speaking website content aloud, whilst highlighting the word as it is read. This combination greatly improves comprehension for those with dyslexia, literacy difficulties, mild visual impairments and those who find reading online content difficult.
Browsealoud software is chosen for its simplicity, user-friendliness and improvement to access of information.
Xerox will be demonstrating their innovative "Xerox Copier Assistant™" solution at this years 'E - Access' event. Xerox Copier Assistant™ software can significantly increase the accessibility and usability of basic copying functions on Xerox Office copier and multifunctional devices.
Providing a real alternative to the standard touch-screen user interface, Xerox Copier Assistant™ software helps everyone - especially those who are wheelchair users, blind or visually impaired and people with limited dexterity - to easily program copy jobs and make copies unaided.
Expanding the walk up usability of Xerox multi-functional devices can increase productivity and individual job satisfaction.
Xerox Copier Assistant™ software utilises client PC hardware and is exclusive to Xerox.
Able magazine is the UK's leading disability lifestyle publication. Published every two months Able magazine focuses on what people can do, not what they can't and every issue includes information on the latest products, accesible holiday ideas, inspirational interviews and fantastic competitions!
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) is a national charity committed to improving the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability. We do this by advancing education, research and practice and by promoting better ways of working with and for children and adults with learning disabilities.
Access by Design is one of the UK's leading publications on the
topic of inclusive design. It focuses on design, disability and access to
the built environment. Published quarterly, the journal regularly features
building studies, updates on legislation, current research, book reviews
and all the latest news from the world of access.
Publishers of the LET'S SIGN Series of colourful and illustrated educational British Sign Language (BSL) materials - dictionaries, guides, posters, flashcards, ebooks and merit stickers. For all ages and abilities from early years to adult learners. Can also be viewed and purchased on-line from www.DeafBooks.co.uk
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is the leading national provider of impartial advice, information, training and education on equipment for daily living/Assistive Technology (AT). DLF has the UK’s only comprehensive database of daily living equipment, DLF Data. We provide an online self assessment tool, AskSARA as well an annual training programme, offering practical, quality courses for all kinds of healthcare professionals.
VISION 2020 UK is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis. For more information about VISION 2020 UK, please visit our website at: www.vision2020uk.org.uk
Webcredible is one of the most widely respected and well known accessibility and usability consultancies in the UK. Their services consist of accessibility & usability testing, user-centred design, accessible web design, and a comprehensive training programme. Clients include the BBC, eBay, Norwich Union, T-Mobile and the World Health Organization.