Suppliers demonstrate, supply and customise communication aids – some offer trials or loans of equipment. They also deliver training on using devices.

SUPPLIERS OF EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES COMPLY WITH THE COMMUNICATION MATTERS CODE OF CONDUCT.

Please note that CM cannot recommend a particular supplier as everyone’s needs are different. We do not endorse any material on a supplier’s website or social media.

Abilia Ltd

01954 281 210
[email protected]

  • Communication solutions
  • Environmental control solutions
  • Cognition solutions
  • Products – Lightwriter SL50, Gewa one, Micro Voice Amp, Emfit SafeBed & Epilepsy Monitor, MEMOdayboard, MEMOplanner, HandiCalendar, Cary Base, MEMOtimer

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Acapela Group

Susanne Magnusson
+32 (0)65 94 98 43
[email protected]

• Voice branding
• Voice banking (My-own-voice)• SDKs for development (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Windows Server, Linux Server, iOS, Android, Linux embedded)
• Cloud API for streaming
• On line audio production (Pro)
• Voices for Chromebooks (end user)
• Voices for Google Play (end user)
• Voices for NVDA screen reader (end user)

AIST

+81 50  3521 0092
[email protected]

Augmentative and Alternative Gesture Interface (AAGI) is a multi-gesture interface that can extend the user’s capabilities selectively.

  • Suitable for people with motor dysfunction who cannot use a standard interface
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Analyses and categorises a wide variety of gestures
  • For free software please contact by e-mail

AssistiveWare

[email protected]

  • Proloquo and Proloquo Coach
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Proloquo4Text
  • Pictello
  • Keeble
  • Keedogo (Plus)
  • News-2-You

Avaz Inc

Francis Rhys Kevin
+1 650 300 4904
[email protected] 

  • Avaz AAC: Avaz, a picture and text-based AAC app brings innovation and accessibility together, offering a powerful communication tool on iOS and Android platforms. Our app supports multiple languages breaking down language barriers. Avaz makes communication effortless through unique features such as Zoom, Phonetic Prediction, and Grammar support. Customize Avaz to suit individual needs, making it the perfect communication tool for users of all ages.
  • MDA Avaz Reader: Avaz Reader is a reading app that offers exciting stories and evidence-based support to kids of all ages. It is a great tool to develop their reading fluency and independent reading.
    Designed for children with dyslexia and first-generation English speakers, the app provides hints and help every step of the way.

CandLE Ltd

Tam Stanton / Katie Stanton
01229 585173
[email protected]

  • Accessible books in Grid 3 with a library of 300+ books for every level of reader.
  • Phonics for All – available in Grid 3 and Mind Express.
  • Leap to Literacy – available in Grid 3.
  • Customised low-tech communication book.
  • A range of low-tech literacy resources including the CandLE alternative pencil.

EyeTech International Ltd

Neil Hansen
07824 813 425
[email protected]

  • EyeOn with integrated eye tracking for effective communication
  • EyeOn elite with integrated eye tracking & multiple access methods for communication, home automation, computer control and social media
  • TM5 mini standalone eye tracker
  • On-site & virtual demos, visits, training and assessment support
  • Free training and support
  • Free access to support coaches
  • Standard and enhanced warranties
  • We create and manufacture eye tracking cameras and communication aids

Inclusive Technology Ltd

Ian Loughlin
01457 819 790
[email protected]

  • Wide range of products for iPads and other tablets; switch Interfaces, protective cases, amplification systems, mounting systems and other accessories
  • Large selection of apps for iPad and Android
  • Specialist communication handbook for speech and language professionals covering Inclusive’s range of products and advice on choosing and using a communication aid
  • Technology from international companies such as AbleNet, Pretorian, AMDi, Tobii and many others
  • myGaze assistive and eye gaze software
  • HelpKidzLearn online services (games and activities, ChooseIt! Maker 3 and Insight)
  • Switch access & switch software
  • Computer access and mounting solutions

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Irisbond

+34 943 49 66 22
[email protected]

  • Hiru, the first multiplatform eye-tracker in the world, works in Windows and iPadOS, indistinguishably.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
  • Accessibility tools for eye gaze in iPad
  • Computer access  in Windows and iPadOS
  • Environmental control

Jabbla UK Ltd

Martin Green
01476 561991
[email protected]

Jabbla UK supplies the following products:

  • AAC devices – Tellus i6, Tellus 6, Vibe 10, Vibe 12+ & Allora 3
  • Access technologies – eye gaze (wide range), head tracking & switches
  • Software – Mind Express 5 with Score, Amego, Alphacore, PODD, Carla, Gateway, Steps to Language, Steps before Step Scanning & MaximEyes
    • Apps included in Mind Express 5 are Message Banking, Social Media, InControl, Language Translation tool, C-Tru & Keyvit

Liberator Ltd

Lauren Argent
01733 370 470 / 01733 889 799
[email protected]

  • Accent 800 / 1000 / 1400, Look Eyegaze, NOVA chat 5 / 8 / 10, Via Mini/Air and Liberator Rugged 7
  • Unity, easyChat, The Grid 3, WordPower, LAMP Words for Life, Essence, LLL and Wordcore
  • Low-tech communication aids, switches, adapted toys, computer access and accessories
    We offer full support:
  • Training by our experienced consultants
  • Assessments and free loans of communication aids
  • Peace of mind – 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Price match promise – we will not be beaten on price
  • Total LibCare – five-year market-leading warranty, including accidental damage cover
  • Extended warranties – one to five years on a range of communication aids
  • Support – UK technical support that includes weekend and bank holiday cover

Mounts and More

Ian Bullock
01455 212 777
[email protected]

  • DAESSY wheelchair mounting system – a comprehensive, robust and versatile system that provides solutions to most mounting situations for a wide range of communication devices, iPads, tablets, laptops etc
  • DAESSY rolling mount – a freestanding mount with lockable castors designed to slide under most beds. The offset base makes it particularly suitable for wheeling chairs up to the mount
  • DAESSY M-Series mounts – a lightweight, sleek and sturdy mount based on narrower tubing with smaller and lighter components. Suitable for devices up to 4.5kg. e.g. smaller communication devices, iPads, tablets, cameras etc
  • Lite Mount – the latest addition to the DAESSY range, specifically designed for lightweight devices (up to 2kg) such as iPads, tablets, switches or cameras
  • Desk mounts – a range of freestanding or fixed mounts to use communication devices, iPads etc on a desk or table.

Possum Ltd

01296 461000 & 07842 032881

[email protected]

  • Electronic assistive technology
  • Switches
  • Mounts
  • Telecare

Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd

Nick Ward and Adam Waits
01684 578 868
[email protected]

  • Grid Pad communication aids
  • Grid software for Windows and iPad
  • Lumin-i eye tracker
  • On-site visits with assistive technology experts
  • Training and support

Smile Smart Technology Ltd

01635 37550
[email protected]

  • Lead UK Rehadapt mounting range specialist: supply and fitting service for communication devices, tablets, switches and controls.
  • Maker of the Drivedeck, Smile Smart System Powerchairs and Softytops

Talking Mats Ltd

Lois Cameron
01786 479511
[email protected]

  • Talking Mats Digital
  • Talking Mats Original

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The Makaton Charity
01276 606 760
[email protected]

  • Makaton training for all
  • Resources using Makaton symbols and signs
  • Membership: Offering the use of the Makaton Library including downloadable resources, signs, symbols and video demonstrations, and Makachat a collaborative space filled with experts in the programme to support the Makaton Community

Therapy Box Ltd

Swapnil Gadgil
[email protected]

  • Therapy Box apps: Predictable, Scene & Heard Pro
  • Bundles including iPads and apps, plus assistive accessories including switches

Tobii Dynavox Ltd

Rob Gregory
0114 481 0011
[email protected]

Widgit Software Ltd

Adam Stanton
01926 333 680
[email protected]

  • InPrint 3
  • Widgit Online
  • SymWriter 2
  • ProxTalker

What to look for in a supplier

All supplier members of Communication Matters subscribe to the Communication Matters Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct is not a legal document but sets the standard for good commercial practice. Customers are entitled to expect the same standard of professional integrity from suppliers who are not currently members of Communication Matters.

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA)

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), founded in 1917, is the UK’s oldest and largest healthcare association. The association has almost 500 member companies employing over 17,000 people who make or sell healthcare and assistive technology products that help people live more independently.

Members are organised by “sectors” that cover the range or products they make and/or supply, such as wheelchairs, stairlifts, prosthetics etc. One of these sectors is AAC and several suppliers, who are members of Communication Matters, are also members of the BHTA.

BHTA Code of Practice

The BHTA Code of Practice is the only one in the healthcare sector overseen by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI). It is binding on the member companies. All BHTA members sign up to the Code, demonstrating their commitment to high levels of customer care that go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading to customer confidence.

The BHTA operates an independent complaints procedure. Customers who buy from a BHTA member and have a problem that cannot be resolved directly with the supplier can contact the BHTA who will act as arbitrator.

The BHTA website (www.bhta.net) has a member list so you can check if an AAC supplier is a member or not. A supplier’s own website may also indicate membership of the BHTA.