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What is assistive technology?

The term assistive technology (AT) covers all devices and computer software designed to improve the functional capabilities of someone impaired by a disability.

Examples of assistive technology include products like speech recognition software, conference microphones and screen colour overlays for those with dyslexia, hearing, or sight issues.

In some instances it may be considered a reasonable adjustment to provide assistive technology for an employee. To find out more about what this means and how we can help, please see our enablement section.

What kinds of assistive technology do we offer?

At Posturite we offer both AT software and AT hardware designed to help people get along more effectively in education or at work. To help you find exactly what you need, we’ve created four key categories based how the product can help:

  • Dyslexia – Affecting around 1 in 10 of us, dyslexia can present unique challenges in the work environment. There are now products available that can help sufferers meet their full potentials so dyslexia never gets in the way of their success
  • Dyscalculia – Overcome dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics) challenges at work with AT designed to assist you and reduce the risk of mistakes
  • Visual impairments – Sight difficulties shouldn’t have to hold you back at work. We stock a variety of software and hardware to assist you
  • Hearing problems – From transcription software to noise cancelling headsets, one simple AT product could transform how you perform at work

Who can benefit from assistive technology products?

AT products can benefit anybody who may not be able to carry out certain tasks at work as easily or effectively as others due to a disability. AT exists to make life that little bit easier, whether you have dyslexia and struggle to take succinct notes, or if you have a sight impairment and find it difficult to read emails on your screen. At present we specialise in AT for people with:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing problems

How do I know what AT products are right for me?

It’s so important to match the right tech with the right individual. Get it wrong and the AT might not help at all. This is why we always recommend that you choose one of our assistive technology assessments before making your purchase.

Our experienced experts will spend time with you to find out exactly what is needed to help you do your job. This will enable us to not only identify the correct AT products, but also set them up and show you how to use them in the most effective way possible.

Why choose Posturite for assistive technology?

We’ve been in the business of workplace health, safety and wellbeing for over 25 years. In that time we’ve dealt with organisations of all sizes, working closely with the individuals within them to not only maximise their personal potential, but also to boost the productivity and success of the business itself.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Posturite for assistive technology products:

  • We hire a team of enablement experts, psychologists and other specialists to assess, educate and support disabled workers
  • We don’t just sell tech - we match the right products to the right people to maximise their benefits
  • We choose only the best products and have excellent relationships with a wide range of manufacturers
  • Speedy deliver - receive your product within 5 - 7 days


Please get in touch to find out more or choose the right assessment for you by calling +44 (0) 345 345 0010 or filling in the below form.

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