By talking directly with you, our highly experienced assessors are able to ask you the right questions and listen to your answers to identify what technology best suits your needs. Our assessments are carried out through our helpline, when visiting local community/parent groups, disability organisations or as part of a workshop. We also attend certain disability-related exhibitions and conferences where we set up an advice clinic, so that people can drop by for free and impartial tailored advice, a demonstration and a trial of assistive technology.
Even if you think you know what you need, you may wish to either check that you are aware of the latest technology, or check if there is an better or cheaper alternative. We can also explain in general terms what particular hardware and software can do for you, as well as offer you free online training.
Current funding often restricts us from assessing people in their own homes, though usually people can find the information they need over the phone or by visiting one of our events that are located around the UK. Alternatively, if someone wishing for a visit assessment is involved with a local disability-related organisation or group, they may wish to help host a Training Day and have Aidis come to a venue of their choice and help not just themselves, but their group as well.
Unfortunately, as a small charity we are unable to give people the equipment we recommend. However, if you need help paying for what you need, we may be able to offer some useful advice about how you can approach organisations that exist that may be able to help you. We are also able to find the cheapest prices for what we recommend.