Welcome to VICT Consultancy
Based on personal experience and the use of special equipment and software designed for visually impaired people, we aim to combine professional expertise with a friendly approach to make it easier for you to:-
- Get the most out of your access technology
- Make your website or documents accessible and readable by visually impaired people
- Procure access technology for a visually impaired student or worker which is relevant to their particular needs at an affordable price
News: Sales of vTurbo and vMouse trigger donations to NV Access
VICT Consultancy is pleased to announce a sponsorship arrangement with Andy Fountain, a devoted supporter of NVDA, who has committed himself to donating five US dollars to NV Access (the Australian charity which produces NVDA) for every individual sale of vTurbo and vMouse made by VICT Consultancy, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year.
As Andy puts it:
“I am very happy to match purchases of the first $1000 of vApps per year with an equal amount of donations to NVDA. That way, I can help promote the vApps which provide valuable enhancements to NVDA as well as making donations which will help provide enhancements for NVDA directly.
Andy Fountain “
The future development of the excellent free NVDA screen-reader relies on donations from generous people such as Andy. If you wish to make a donation to NV Access, please visit the NVDA home page.For information about vTurbo and vMouse, visit our Products page.
VICT Consultancy provides professional training on a wide range of access technology, from Braille note-takers and screen-readers for PCs to smartphone accessibility. Don’t put up with thinking that you won’t be able to use technology and services which are enjoyed by your sighted friends and colleagues!
Get the most out of your technology whether for work, education or pleasure with training from VICT Consultancy!
If you were producing a newspaper, you wouldn’t want to ensure that a substantial group of potential readers received mostly blank pages in their copies! Why design a website which is not accessible or usable by almost 300 million people worldwide?
Not only does it make sense to make your website usable by everyone, your local laws might well require you to make sure that your site is accessible to everyone. VICT Consultancy can help you identify problems on your site with our accessibility tests using popular screen-reading software used by visually impaired people.
With the proliferation of powerful smartphones, tablets and wireless communication in the last few years, many of the types of special equipment designed for visually impaired people are rapidly becoming obsolete. Why pay hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds for a gadget which does less than an accessible smartphone or tablet? Why pay for expensive access software when there are free alternatives available?
The producers or re-sellers of special equipment have it in their interests to persuade you that expensive, bespoke equipment is required to enable visually impaired students or workers to complete required tasks effectively. Their contention remains true only in an ever-decreasing number of situations since new technology often provides a complete solution at a much reduced price.
VICT Consultancy is completely independent of producers and re-sellers of access equipment and software and can provide you with an assessment of the access technology needs of a visually impaired person with a view to minimising cost and maximising functionality and usability.
Reaching you wherever you are
Although we can provide training or conduct access technology assessments face-to-face wherever you are in Great Britain, VICT Consultancy believes in using accessible communications technology to connect to customers all over the world. Our training can be provided using Skype or by phone and, depending on circumstances, you may also welcome the opportunity to discuss a technology assessment over Skype. Our services are only limited by time (08:00-21:00 GMT, Mon-Fri).
Join the communications revolution and access our services wherever you are.
Check out our podcasts page for reviews and demonstrations of access technology. You’ll find useful information and tips here as well as independent and frank opinions on various matters relating to access technology.
To accompany the imminent release of NVDA 2013.1, we have released version 2.2 of vTurbo and version 1.5 of vMouse, both introducing great new features as well as supporting the new laptop keyboard layout in NVDA. Visit our Products page to purchase these applications now or to check out what else is available.