Today eQuality Time released The Open Voice Factory to public beta. The Open Voice Factory is a free, open source tool for creating communication apps. Anyone can create an aid by editing a PowerPoint template to add their one pages or utterances. When you upload your template to the factory, it will create a working communication aid for you. The resulting programs run on any platform, from tablets to laptops… Read Article →
The Supertitle project is one of our key ideas at eQuality Time and it’s also the only one that’s younger than eQuality Time itself. It’s been entirely developed in public view. We’ve run sessions in 10 schools so far, working with around 60 students in six languages. We’ve made our materials and our technology better and we have a more effective approach to teachers. The funder for the second phase… Read Article →
eQuality Time became two years old yesterday. There was a small celebration with a small cake. So many people contributed to this, I hope that you are all as proud as I am.
eQuality Time has been at ISAAC 2016, the major (and indeed, probably only) international conference for people interested in AAC. We were there to try and find helpers and get a real sense of AAC outside of the UK. It’s hard to know how that went, we met some great people, but only time will tell if they become part of the plan. In numbers: we spoke to at least… Read Article →
It’s been an astonishing few weeks in the UK’s political system with lots of change. One of the less reported aspects was the replacement of Justin Tomlinson MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People. To editorialise, although I was and remain opposed to the government’s approach to disability, I’ve met Justin, and he clearly valued people in ways that were important to me (he’s also got a good… Read Article →
At eQuality Time we believe that the more transparent an organisation is, the more effective it will be. One of the things we’d like to be more transparent about is the funding application process. We’ve just sent off one to Sir Halley Stewart Trust so we wanted to share the application here (Some personal details have been redacted). One thing that was particularly interesting about this application is that… Read Article →
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very important decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…. Its reasoning appears to be very broad. If I’m reading it correctly, it says that if you tell people not to visit your website, and they do it anyway knowing you disapprove, they’re committing a federal crime of accessing your computer without authorization. (link) This has been… Read Article →
A quick note to tell readers that Flowers for Turing 2016 completed recently. The total raised was around £2050, almost trebling last years total! You can read more about the event – including photos, videos, and roll of honour, on the Flowers for Turing subsite.
Two cool CommuniKate things to tell you about! Website We’ve updated the CommuniKate website: communikate.equalitytime.co.uk It was something we thought carefully about for a while, but we wanted a site that focused on the ‘things that help’ rather than the ‘story about the things that help’. The blog aspects have gone (news and development will be posted here) and the layout has been updated to focus on what’s important: the… Read Article →
At eQuality Time we believe that the more transparent an organisation is, the more effective it will be. One of the things we’d like to be more transparent about is the funding application process. We’ve just put in a bid to the Arts Council: here is the way that I described it to the directors of eQuality time: The Arts Council has some funding available to, effectively, pay artists… Read Article →