Flowers for Turing 2017

It’s that time of year again… Alan Turing’s Birthday is on the 23rd of June. We’re going to make it special. Every year, people (mostly from reddit, it turns out) pledge bunches of flowers to be placed at Alan Turing’s statue in Manchester for his birthday. In the process we raise money for the amazing charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabilities access computer games. In 2013 we raised… 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 →

State of the Art

eQuality Time is pleased to announce that it’s carrying out it’s first arts commission! We won this call to provide a display for Bath Spa university that promotes creative writing for students ages 8-14. Our canvas for the month of July is this magnificent video wall: Looking forward to day 2 of Welcome Wall project @BathSpaUni #wearebathspa — MediaWall Bath Spa (@MediaWallBSU) September 25, 2016 …and we’re hoping to… Read Article →

ICE cards

We’ve  added ICE cards to the CommuniKate website. In case of emergency (ICE) cards fold up nicely to fit in a pocket and are used, as the name suggests for emergency situations like a medical problem. The normal CK20 content has been altered to put medical matters first.   You can access them either at the Github repository or at the CommuniKate website (which looks nicer, but links to the… 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 →

CommuniKate has a translation page!

The CommuniKate project now has a translation page – helped considerably by people like Jaroslav Ryní who patiently asked lots of questions that really should have already been on the website. We’ve strengthened the support and mechanism for anyone who wants to translate the CK20 pageset. If you fancy getting involved, or know someone who could help with the translation efforts, then please head over. 

​​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 →

How to be an Everyday Tech Hero Webinar

Last week, our Open Voice Factory designer, Joe,  was kindly invited to be a panelist on the NT100 webinar.  It was hosted by  Anne Radl who is the Nominet Trust Programme Development Manager; Anne was a fantastic host and let everyone have their equal say. As explained on their website (, Nominet Trust is the UK’s leading tech for good funder and is for the 4th year in a row running… Read Article →

New Project: communication with only audio

I wanted to share small new project with you all. Our most successful project is The Open Voice Factory. It converts easy-to-use PowerPoint designs into communication aids that can be used by people with speech difficulties. Like most communication aids, The Open Voice Factory is very visual and works on a grid.  This makes them potentially hard to use for people who have both speech difficulties and visual impairment. Most makers… Read Article →