Portset Systems has been engaged in the creation, design and production of devices and services for the disabled for some 30 years. Principally in the area of visually impairment Portset has provided novel products to users in both the UK as well as Internationally. Award winning products include Talking Teletext, British English Text to Speech Document Reading machine, Accessible Digital Freeview receivers with talking menus and control and recently our SBRI projects in Accessible Android and the creation of un-tether switches and joystick control for wheelchair users for use in computer applications.
Portset has as a result of the SBRI projects identified major problems faced by disabled user, particularly students in needing to access technology but being limited by their mobility problems. Using information from our project stakeholder colleges, Portset set about designing a range of secure wireless products which have been highly praised during user trials as offering significant enhancements to user leaning ability. These novel devices are expected to be in production during early 2013.
Accessibility has been a requirement championed by Portset through it’s design and production of products over the years and the knowledge and experience built up within the company is applied to all new concepts. Whilst Portset is a micro SME with specific skills it has built up strong relationships with a local University which gives the advantage of additional skills and facilities as well as providing suitable undergraduates and graduates for individual project work.
Portset facilities’ includes design, procurement and production of products. Software capabilities include Microchip processors, Windows Embedded, C and C++ Eclipse, Android and supporting technologies.