An important part of our work involves helping children and staff to get the best out of technology. Once our specialist teachers have visited a school or family, they may decide to call in our Information and Technology Manager, George Christou. Our consultations and demonstrations are free of charge.
George will produce a report, based on assessments of student's needs, setting out the most appropriate equipment to support them. Within schools, George works with the IT Department to support the student’s access to the curriculum. This includes creating bespoke user accounts, along with utilising the latest technology including tablets, access software and magnification tools. George can also deliver training to staff and students in how to use the technology installed.
We are able to advise on the following:
Portable and designated CCTVs
Laptops and PCs
Designing a bespoke network user account
Touch typing programs
In addition to the accessibility features in Windows, a range of specialised software such as Supernova or Jaws is available to provide either speech or magnification and speech facilities for users with visual impairments.
A range of settings is available on windows based computers, which allow bespoke adaptations to be made in order to change properties such as appearance, menus, desktop icons, colours etc.
Joseph Clarke Educational Service has extensive experience of both sourcing and supplying equipment to a broad range of students in their educational environment, and works very closely with specialist companies.
Check out our news page where we occassionally post reviews of technology designed to help visually impaired children and young people.