Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access Technology - Today and Tomorrow

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Research and Development

Over the years I have been involved in a range of research projects, published and unpublished

My interest in research is to ensure the outcomes of research are effectively disseminated to the broadest possible communities, and moreover that the outcomes transfer into products and services that have impact upon the lives of people with a disability

We bring a breadth of research skills to each and every project we undertake including:-

  • Desk based research into trends with detailed analysis of data
  • Accessible Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • User testing 

This experience has been utilized in a series of projects on behalf of NGO's, public bodies and private companies and informs our presentations at confernecs and events across the world. We seek to collaborate in research to help bring solutions and services to the market.

My Research 

A summary of my research activities and books and materials I have written can be found at


Recent Published Research includes

The Potential Evolution of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Through the Lens of Technology Innovation

Pervasive and Emerging Technologies and Consumer Motivation

A commentary on influences on selection of assistive technology for young children in South Africa: perspectives from rehabilitation professionals

Refugees, Education, and Disability: Addressing the Educational Needs of Arabic-Speaking Refugees with Learning Challenges

Assistive technology policy: a position paper from the first global research, innovation, and education on assistive technology (GREAT) summit

Democratisation of AAC symbol choices using technology

NRV: Academic solutions for the Syria Crisis

Refugees, education and disability. A Need to Build Back Better

Introducing an AT Passport: A Key to Managing Transitions Across the Lifespan

How Disruptive Technology is shaping Access

Disruptive Innovation and a Global Marketplace​ 

Understanding Capacity Building - Transference of Knowledge between Organisations

A Participatory Research Approach to develop an Arabic Symbol Dictionary

A Guide to localising assistive technology training - key issues for consideration

Assistive Technology in Schools

Aging and Technology - State of the Art

A Voting System for AAC Symbol Acceptance

Creative Commons Symbols to aid Communication and Literacy Skills: An Open Education Resource