Astec Assistive Technology Solutions

'technology talking your language'

Here at Astec, we pride ourselves in our reputation and ability to not only supply assistive technology, but to also offer a high standard of training and support. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, we are specialists within the assistive technology world. We are able to offer a one stop facility for all your assistive technology needs, from the supply of products, to the provision of software, to on-going support and training.
The Astec team together have totalled over 50 years experience in providing assistive technology tailored solutions to not only individuals, but also to businesses alike. As a team, we specialise in being able to provide assistance to not only those with physical disabilities such as Repetitive Strain Injury, but also to those with hidden disabilities such as Dyslexia or Visual Impairments.

Services we provide

At Astec we provide services to cover all aspects of assistive technology; from supply of software and hardware through to training and complete end-user support. We can assist with the installation of software on a single machine, through to full roll-outs company-wide. Astec is your choice for a one-stop accessibility solutions supplier.

  • Training
  • Consultancy
  • Project management
  • Scripting/programming
  • Software installation
  • On-going support


  • One-to-one training of assistive and non-assistive technology products to end users
  • Group training for small and larger groups of assistive and non-assistive technology users
  • Train the trainer sessions covering assistive technology products working with a specific product such as MS Office, email, etc.
  • Training in awareness of assistive technology products to people such as IT departments and second-line support.
  • Training in the creation of accessible documentation, reports and forms for Admin, HR and IT departments.


  • Assistive technology assessments of users requirements (needs) for bespoke technology within their workplace
  • Providing consultancy and assistance to developers of bespoke databases, web sites, intranet pages and applications
  • Testing and evaluation of software and hardware in respect of use by assistive technology users
  • Testing and evaluation of laptops and desktop machines for use by assistive technology users
  • Creation of accessible documents, reports and forms for use by assistive technology users.

Project management

  • Astec are well-trained in providing project support and management to your software upgrade roll-out or hardware replacement programme
  • Managing the roll-out of projects to assistive technology users during upgrades of software, training, etc.
  • Providing supportive accessible documents (such as User Guides and Technical Manuals) for project-orientated work

Scripting and programming

  • Assessments of bespoke or in-house applications which require a level of accessibility
  • Full scripting (programming) of assistive technology software (such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking and JAWS screen reader) for integration with bespoke databases and applications
  • Creation of installable EXE or MSI scripting packages for full control and/or remote deployment to users machines.

Software installation

  • This can be provided either remotely or via a visit to coincide with training.

On-going support

  • All of our customers benefit from free telephone support, but dedicated support telephone numbers and contracts can be arranged.

Our skills

Amongst the many skills which we employ, we feel our key attributes which make us individual as an organisation, are our quality of service, training and understanding.


At Astec, our number one priority is ensuring that our customers receive the highest standards of service. From the initial contact with our Administration team, through to support once the training is completed.


We can offer training and implementation nationwide to meet your individual or business needs. From installation, to one-to-one training and materials, to larger scale group training, we can guarantee that you will always receive the best solution possible to the highest standards within a timely manner.


We pride ourselves on being able to offer a tailored and flexible, yet professional approach to training. Understanding our clients’ individual requirements drives our training approach.

Products and hardware

We stock an extensive range of products to meet peoples varying needs and situations. If you have any queries about our products and services please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to find a product or solution that meets your needs.

speech recognition

Speech recognition

Software providing speech-to-text output. Ideal for those with poor motor skills, physical injuries or dyslexia

magnifier and screen reader

Magnifiers and screen readers

Providing software-based magnification of the computer display with text-to-speech spoken output. Assistance for those who have low-vision, visual impairment or blindness

dyslexia tools

Dyslexia tools

Software toolbars which provide assisance with literacy tools for the creation, editing and reading of displayed text with text-to-speech

Contact Astec

If you have any questions or comments, please complete the form below. You will be contacted within 24 hours. If you prefer, you may also call us on: 01782 792 222. We look forward to hearing from you.

Company Information

  • Victoria House, 8 Richmond Terrace, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 4ND
  • Telephone: 01782 792 222
  • Fax: 01782 792 221

Registered in England and Wales. No. 08107222

Company Policy Information

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