As 2017 draws to a close, we look forward to 2018 and the release of the Emego Assistive Switch.
It’s full steam ahead for our Design and Software Engineers as they work hard to complete final tweaks to the assistive switch. The team anticipate a launch in early 2018 and are so excited to see it come to market, much to the vested interest from you guys!
We’ve been thrilled with all of the positive comments from demo’s done by Marketing Manager Jack Ackroyd. Jack has been talking to people interested in the switch throughout the UK and demonstrating the technology over Skype. (If this is something you’d be interested in finding out about then please just drop us a line over on our contact page: Contact)
GSPK Design renew ISO13485:2016 accreditation
The Electronic Design Company, GSPK Design are delighted to have received the industry standard accreditation that allows them to continue to design and manufacture electronic devices. This means that Emego can be manufactured on-site in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, safe in the knowledge it is complying to rigorous standards.
A visit to Wales to meet some key people in the AT world
Jack took a trip to Cardiff in Wales to attend the Communication Matters Roadshow. The roadshows, which are held throughout various days of the year in different cities. “It was fantastic to meet some key people in the Assistive Technology Industry and see the new tech they’re bringing out.” Jack said. Throughout the day companies such as Smartbox, Tobii Dynavox and Sensory Guru demonstrated their software and hardware offerings to carers, SEN teachers and end users.
A great day was had by all, if you’d like to find out more about Communication Matter you can do so on their official website here: Communication Matters
AAC Literacy Survey
We just wanted to draw your attention to an important survey that is currently on-going till Thursday, if you use AAC equipment then it’s certainly worth a look. Here is the e-mail from Communication Matters:
“This year The Communication Trust has been funded by the Department for Education to conduct a research project on the effective teaching of literacy for pupils who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Part of the project is a national survey around practices and experiences for anyone who works with a child or young person using AAC and has been involved in supporting their literacy skills. We would be very grateful if you could fill it in and pass it on to anyone who works with children and young people who use AAC. The deadline for completing the survey is the 21st of December 2017
The wider project will involve a review of the existing research literature, conducted by Professor Janice Murray of Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as consultation with practitioners and service providers about current practice. The Trust will be working with an advisory group of people who work directly with this population of children and young people, such as senior leaders and staff of both special and mainstream schools, and those working in service delivery organisations. The project will result in a resource for practitioners.”
Note the deadline is this Thursday so if you do want to participate, don’t delay!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Finally, we just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whatever you may be doing, we hope that you enjoy yourself over the festive period. We look forward to 2018 and the release of the Emego switch!
Till next time,
The Emego Team