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Financial Times Fame

A few months ago, Joe was interviewed by the Financial Times about The Open Voice Factory.   The article highlights different assistive technology products that were contenders for the Nesta Inclusive Technology Prize. Other organisations featured in in the article include the fantastic SpecialEffect and Bristol Braille Technology (BBT). Special Effect is a charity that modifies games controllers to be more inclusive so that everyone is able to use them. eQuality Time… Read Article →

eQuality Time is adding two staff to the White Water Writers project!

 eQuality Time is adding two staff to the White Water Writers project! Adam is a writer, publisher and creative project manager. He has worked in creative writing and publishing education for several years running projects to improve access to the industry through Silhouette Press. Most recently he managed the Disappear Here poetry film project. He lives with a Boxer dog called Gonzo. Laura is a Delivery Coordinator and has been helping… Read Article →

Introducing OpenLab!

This blog is all about a  brilliant new community and website that will be launching soon to promote collaboration around disability and innovation in technology. The community and its website are the outcome of the Office for Disability Issues’ Hackcessibility hack day at Google’s Campus London earlier this year, and the follow-up showcase event in the House of Lords, where we brought together experts to think about how to use technology… Read Article →

The Dream Team at NESTA

Watch the talk here! Joe and Shaun start at 1:08 A couple of months ago, Open Voice Factory was invited along to talk at the The Future of People Powered Health 2017 organised by NESTA. The event explored the idea of the ‘end of patients’ by showcasing inspiring examples of how people are creating health and well being themselves, and asked how great people-powered solutions can be sustained and scaled up. Joe spoke on a… Read Article →

Finer details to consider when designing and installing accessibility solutions.

When you see lifts in commercial, residential or public buildings, you may not have ever thought about the careful process in which the access points are designed and installed. Craig Merry, company director at Invalifts, talks us through the details and considerations involved in their type of work.   First, we think about the use case.  That lets people work out the size and power needed. The lift for a… Read Article →

National Association of Writers in Education

A celebration is in order here at eQuality Time! Our very own Francesca Baker  has been published in the prestigious NAWE magazine!   Francesca has contributed a fantastic piece to the magazine that explains all about White Water Writers. She describes the writing camp where students of all abilities come together to produce a novel in five days and then goes on to highlight the academic research done into the scheme… Read Article →

Stepping down from the board of eQuality Time

Small movement happening here. I’ve stood down from the board of eQuality Time. You might think this is an odd thing to do as I founded it and I’m the main driver of it. Actually it’s part of a sensible process. eQuality Time is currently a social enterprise, and we believe that it would be better structured as a registered charity. We always knew this might be a direction we… Read Article →

The agony of filling out funding forms

eQuality Time is a modern, forward thinking organisation and we’re aware that we do do some unusual things as a social enterprise. This means that quite often we run into questions on funding application forms that are hard to answer because the question assumes a certain way of working which we don’t adhere to. If I come across a question were every possible answer seems wrong, I write a small… Read Article →

​​HOPE BEYOND ILLNESS – A Guide to Living WELL with a Chronic Condition

  Avid eQuality Time blog readers may remember in March last year, we posted an interesting article written by Shulamit Lando , about EMDR and her memoir, HOPE BEYOND ILLNESS – A Guide to Living WELL with a Chronic Condition. EMDR: How and Why? HOPE BEYOND ILLNESS – A Guide to Living WELL with a Chronic Condition is now launching its revised and expanded 2nd edition and is now INTERACTIVE – You… Read Article →

Open Voice Factory was on TV! Disruptive Tech TV

A few months ago in November, Open Voice Factory was featured on Disruptive Tech TV. This is the first UK 24/7 technology TV channel covering  technology news and events worldwide. Open Voice Factory applied to be on their Disruptive Pitch TV show. Described as a sort of Dragon’s Den, it’s an online TV program for the UK’s most aspiring technology entrepreneurs, startups and emerging companies to pitch themselves to a… Read Article →