Category: CommuniKate

Check out our new draft communication board for people with Dementia!

In May we were shortlisted in the Essex Dementia Challenge Prize. Nine shortlisted projects were give £5,000 each to develop an idea, with the idea that the best idea will receive £100,000 to take it to market. Our idea is: use the resources we’ve developed for The Open Voice Factory (particularly CommuniKate) to create a communication board […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CommuniKate: Github and new website

Two cool CommuniKate things to tell you about! Website We’ve updated the CommuniKate website: 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 […]

ISACC 2016

  We’ve just confirmed that eQuality Time will be at ISAAC’s 2016 conference. The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and adults with communication disabilities and their conference, held every two years,  is very much the biggest event on the communication disability calendar. It’s being held […]

Communicate and AzuleJoe: Theory of Change

As part of the Inclusive Technology Prize. Kate and I are designing a development plan for CommuniKate and AzuleJoe to look at how hope the projects will unfold in the next fewyears. Part of this process is the creation of a Theory of Change. So many different things are called a ‘Theory of Change’ that […]

On open source and medical devices…

Although I’ve posted little about it, you’ll be aware that eQuality Time is a finalist in the Inclusive Technology Prize.  Nesta, who are running the prize provided funding and support for us to look at expanding the AzuleJoe software (and by extension, the CommuniKate page sets) into a fully sustainable open source AAC solution. It’s […]