Many of the children who use our donated assistive technology spend an awful lot of time in bed or restricted to their wheelchairs. The Tilt Table enables every child to take part in fun activities, or help with their education through accessible learning games. The table can, as the name implies, tilt and move up and down. So no matter if the child sits on the floor, in a wheelchair, or lays in bed, the Tilt Table enables life-limited and disabled children to play with their brothers and sisters, make new friends, paint, and control something for themselves, thanks to this amazing accessible technology.
Children love to express themselves through creative activities, or explore their dreams, favourite animals, or favourite superheroes! It's heartbreaking that thousands of life-limited and disabled children are not able to do all this. Holding a pen can be a real challenge which is incredibly frustrating for these children. But the large screen of the Tilt Table gives every child the opportunity to control something for themselves, explore the world, paint, or draw.
We are excited to start donating the sensory tent to children's hospices in 2020/21! It's portable, light, and fun. The POD, an instantly inflatable Sensory Tent that comes in a rucksack, offers a safe space for children with all types of special needs. It allows life-limited and disabled children to dive into their own world, be surrounded by seascapes, and listening to stories or music.
The 10,000 children who currently use hospice services represent only one fifth of the children who require palliative care in the British Isles. These children need our help, so we put our heads together to think of a way to take our magical technology to these children.
Our Interactive Entertainment Hubs are the perfect solution for children in hospices who love gaming, but are unable to use the typical controllers.
For children whose lives are limited by their conditions, the Mobile Magic Carpet brings the outside world in, transporting them into a world of make believe.
Even for children with the most profound disabilities, the Lifelites Eyegaze gives them the chance to communicate and play – just like other children.
We pack our special iPads with a whole host of apps to enable children with disabilities to communicate, play, be creative and have fun.
Music is such an important form of expression and it is particularly important for children in children’s hospices who may not be able to speak or move or tell people how they feel.
Our special mice make it possible for children with disabilities to have the rare opportunity to control something for themselves.
Using a Makey Makey to turn anything that conducts electricity into a mouse helps children of all abilities to join in the fun.