Innovation for Independence

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We want YOU to capture OUR imagination with YOUR innovation! You can also check out the Wishlist page and see if your idea relates to people's needs. 

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Changing Stories

There is a therapeutic approach called Narrative Therapy developed by Michael White in the Dulwich Centre. This involves young people externalising the factors in their lives by telling stories about what has happened to them, but in the guise of different characters.

by Max Zadow | 0

Where do I want to Go

'Where I want to go' aims to offer an educational and practical application (to be used on smart phones or tablets) that helps young people with learning difficulties travel independently.

by Ann Marie | 0

VISOR – Vision Impairment Support: Optical Reader

With so much information in our world displayed in printed form, you can imagine the challenge facing a visually impaired (VI) person in accessing services and participating in everyday life.

by Neil Polwart | 0

Picture-It: a digital tool to support living with autism

Picture-it is a new, secure digital tool designed in collaboration with autistic adults with learning disabilities and their support staff. Autism is a lifelong and complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other p

by katiegaudion | 0


supportspace is a multi-platform application that connects Personal Care Budget recipients with support workers and the Social Services agency that administers funding.

by Max Zadow | 0

I Scape

I Scape is a virtual landscape of a person’s inner strength, resilience, resourcefulness and vulnerabilities. It enables sharing of inner characteristics with others by translating them directly into a virtual 3D landscape.

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Sound Canvas II

We want to fund R&D for 'Sound Canvas II' a digital installation for public interaction particularly to engage disabled people to interact with contemporary art in gallery spaces.

by Talking Digital | 0

Portable smart anti-hand tremor device “Shake Off” (working name).

A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts.

by Jeff Francis | 1

Visual Writing Support for Dyslexics and Neuro-diverse students.

Based on my own dyslexic experiences as a teacher and exam marker, I have been able to produce a range of popular resources that guide students through writing tasks. A strength of the expertise I have is the strongly visual focus of my materials.

by oliver.lindon | 0

Development of a spinal simulator to teach manual skills to health care professionals

I am a PhD student in the 3rd year of my studies, additionally i am a practicing physiotherapist and the overall aim of my project is to develop a spinal simulator to improve understanding of manual therapy.

by Jonathan Flynn | 0