At Barry Bennett Ltd we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their potential through education and into the workplace. As such, we pride ourselves on offering the same excellent levels of customer care to your employees as we do to your students. Our seamless, end-to-end workplace adjustment service is a fully managed solution designed to ensure case durations are minimised and that you are providing support to your employees where it’s needed the most.
We can provide remote or face-to-face workplace needs assessments, during which, we will discuss any barriers the employee is experiencing at work and make recommendations for assistive technologies and other strategies to enable them to work productively and comfortably and, most importantly, reach their full potential at work.
We gather background information ahead of the appointment and then discuss everything in further detail during the assessment. We will demonstrate assistive technology hardware and software, and discuss the right adjustments to their individual needs. A full report will be provided detailing our discussions and the recommendations being made.
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Do you have employees with undiagnosed dyslexia working within your institution? A diagnostic assessment may be beneficial in determining the appropriate adjustments and further support that can be put in place.
Our assessors are fully qualified, holding PATOSS memberships and Assessment Practicing Certificates (APCs). All assessments are undertaken under SASC guidelines (SpLD Assessment Standards Committee), the governing body for specialist teachers and assessors. Since the update provided by SASC in 2020, all assessments can now be carried out online in line with the new guidance.
Following the assessment we will provide a comprehensive written report for the individual, confirming any diagnosis of conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. The findings may help to provide a clearer picture of the person’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as an analysis of their individual cognitive profile.
For staff in need of specialist hearing and visual impairment technology, we recommend a technical assessment is carried out in person by one of our experienced team. We will allocate an assessor with the specialist skills and knowledge required, with the aim being to demonstrate the technology in the environment it is being used, such as seminar rooms and lecture halls.
Our team have various vendor accreditations such as being a Phonak approved training provider for Roger® technologies. Recommendations will be detailed in a full written report along with a quotation for any specialist equipment and further training.
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For university staff who are DSE users, our ergonomic workstation assessment can be delivered virtually or in-person, according to your preference. Our specialist DSE assessors will provide a detailed assessment of the workstation ergonomics where employees will gain a better awareness of how to create and maintain a healthy workspace, whilst encouraging positive habits to increase movement throughout the working day.Assessments include:
As one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist posture seating, workstations and ergonomic accessories, we are well placed to supply you with a full range of products to meet basic DSE-requirements for your staff in addition to any specialist equipment required for individuals with musculo-skeletal complaints or physical disabilities. We can to provide you with an agreed catalogue of products which will feed into the assessment recommendations that are made.
We can deliver to universities throughout the UK, including to private addresses of your homeworkers. We provide installation, familiarisation and aftercare for all equipment supplied.
These sessions are delivered by fully qualified tutors and specialist mentors who hold the required professional memberships in the field of expertise. Our bespoke support sessions are designed to run alongside any recommended AT training, ensuring employees can build new strategies that seek to address any barriers, whilst maximising work performance and reducing work-related stress and include:
As the leading DSA equipment provider, we have one of the widest assistive technology offerings of any UK supplier. From core software platforms such as Texthelp Read and Write and Dragon Professional, through to bespoke visual and hearing impairment solutions, we’ve got everything covered.
Through our vast supply chain network, we are able to bring assistive technology directly to the user for evaluation, where required, as part of a technical assessment or product demonstration. We currently assist hundreds of UK universities and colleges with group and site-wide licensing, so why not have a chat with one of our specialists about your requirements? We provide free consultations that will target hassle-free management and deployment of assistive technology.
Deploying an appropriate range of assistive technology within your institution is a key component of promoting inclusion and accessibility for all. Through delivering effective training, we can ensure recommended technology is used to its full potential, maximising engagement throughout your user base.
From Dragon and Texthelp, through to bespoke visual and hearing impairment products, our training is delivered by staff with the relevant accreditations and made available in both virtual and face-to-face formats. Due to the scale of our offering, we deliver training sessions Monday to Sunday from 9am- 9pm, offering the maximum flexibility for your employees.