GFI Website LinksThe GFI website includes links to a number of external websites. These links are provided to give users quick access to high quality and impartial information on :
- equipment and adaptations
- the process of assessment
- accessibility issues
- social enterprise
The links below are shown for information and interest only and any views expressed are not necessarily those of Going For Independence or its Associates and employees.
All About Equipment
National / UK Websites
A website with quick and easy links to everything you need to know about equipment for older and disabled people - all in one place!
Disabled Living Foundation
http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/ - information about disability equipment.
http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/children/ - information about disability equipment for children .
http://www.dlf.org.uk - the website for the DLF
Providing independent information of value to disabled and older consumers. http://www.ricability.org.uk
AT-Alliance - http://www.at-alliance.org.uk/
The AT Alliance links the four national charities - DLF, Assist-UK, FAST and Ricability - that provide independent information about the products that make independent living possible. These include high street products as well as specially designed assistive technology equipment
OTdirect is an independent site for Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants and OT students, produced by OTs in their spare time. It aims to provide not only links to useful resources on the web, but study notes, practice updates and training listings. This link is to the Equipment page.
ACE Centres for Augmentative Communication Equipment
The ACE Centre Advisory Trust is a charitable organisation for Augmentative Communication Equipment specialising in communication aids for children.
The Ace Centre (www.ace-centre.org.uk) is located in Oxford and the ACE Centre North ( www.ace-north.org.uk) is in Oldham.
Speechbubble is their website showcasing the latest communication equipment.
Alvolution is the leading independent organisation for technological advances in the Assisted Living sector, including Telecare and Telehealth products. www.alvolution.co.uk
Alvolution provides an independent unbiased, comprehensive product comparison website on telecare, telehealth and environmental controls. http://www.alvolution.co.uk/compare/product_
Business Link London
Showcase video about Going For Independence
Helpful information from central government
Information on independent living and equipment
Accessibility advice for Apple Mac users
The Apple Mac operating system includes many accessibility options including resizing text, text-to-speech and keyboard alternatives to mouse functions. http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
Office for Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues works across government to ensure equality becomes a reality for disabled people. http://www.officefordisability.gov.uk/
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