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Cash for your recommendation

For our valued customers and contacts we’re offering cash for recommending our no-fuss bolt-on products to your colleagues, when  Cash back for your holidayyour recommendation results in a new licence purchase we’ll pay either cash or credit against future years licence fees.

All you need to do is tell us who you’ve  recommend to our services to make sure they mention your name when contacting us.

Terms:

We will pay £250.00 for an Enabled Map licence and £100.00 for Word-Bank licence.
Sales need to be converted by the 31st of March 2012, we will pay on completion of the sale.

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Get set go..

We are very excited to be working with our new clients from the Greater London Authority (GLA), Camden’s Advocacy Project, Jersey’s Employment Trust, supporting Homerton Hospital’s community engagement work and Hackney council to integrate maps created by their mapping consultants into their GIS tool, Find My Nearest.

Enabled Maps is a flexible tool, some people see it as an enterprise tool creating training and employment opportunities while others see it as an essential cost saving measure, we supply the technology, training and support if clients need it.

Phone App

Our technology is continually progressing, our Enabled City Phone App will be available this spring as will be new ways to easily display whole mapping solutions within client sites. We look forward to updating you of new developments via our quarterly newsletter, please subscribe to our quarterly(ish) newsletter to be kept updated.

Enabled Maps is a map authoring and collaboration tool.

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BBC on smartphone accessibility

I enjoyed hearing the BBC’s cast about the new generation of phones and smartphones how accessibility features inform buying Choosing which smart phone works for youchoices of  blind and visually impaired people – the push for accessibility of mainstream phones by manufacturers and designers.

With touch screens, voice activation and Apps to help customise phones – what mobile technology can offer people of all ages. And if you’re thinking of purchasing or upgrading your phone there’s plenty of advice on offer from the RNIB’s Robin Spinks about what to think about before you buy. Listen to BBC iplayer

Phone App

We are in the process of introducing the use of a Phone App for the new generation smartphones in our product set, subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date.

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Enabled Maps adds functionality to Google

We’re often asked why use enabled maps to create custom journeys when online tools such as Google and Microsoft Bing maps are freely available, its a good question and we think both tools have advanced the way we use maps and opened up map data.

Enabled Maps lets you add an additional layer of information especially useful for those new to an environment, speaking English as a second language, have a learning, physical or sensory disabilities or those of us who have difficulty making sense of linear maps (if you don’t fit neatly not one of the people listed here then I would suggest your in the minority!).

 

We supply the technology enabling licensed users add local knowledge of best routes to use. Our non-technical system allows map makers to plot pictures with GPS accuracy taken at pavement level (ie. not from a passing car at 30miles per hour), custom text and arrows to guide the person along the route.

There are many automated features included in the toolkit and a piece of software enabling map makers to plot maps where online mapping tools such as Google and Bing won’t, this is especially useful if routes go through parks or pedestrian only areas.

Heres a simple comparison..

Not convinced, then see our custom journey from Gospel Oak Overground Station → Parliament Hill triangle  then try searching for the same journey on Google maps.

Photo Route tour's of London

Enabled Maps has been renamed to Photo Route, more information.

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Hiring engaged employees

Getting the right employee is crucial, it’s time consuming and can be expensive if you’ve got to go through the same process every few months. Having worked in the disability movement for the last 10 years we understand that recruiting a person with a disability means you are enriching your service offer and more likely to recruit someone who fully engages in their work and becomes a valued long time employee.
National Autistic Society

We were fortunate, some while ago, to come in to contact with NAS (National Autistic Society) and their Prospects Employment Team who, with very short notice were able to match work ready candidates with our requirements, set up interviews and be a part of the process for as much support as we or the candidates needed.

Through this service we have strengthened our technical design and development capability to cope with the exciting developments we have in the pipeline to enhance our products and services.

About NAS Prospects employment service

“Prospects is our employment and training service for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who wish to work. Our aim is that people with an ASD should have the same training and employment opportunities as non-disabled people. We also work with employers to help with the recruitment, training and retention of staff with an ASD. Some of our services are offered across the UK, others in specific areas”.

Please visit their site for more information