Thanks so much for doing two reserves assessments for us, Genevieve. Go Anywhere is a Kapiti-based charitable trust committed to enhancing the well being of disabled and impaired people through uniform accessibility to public facilities in the Wellington region, and we have been funded this year through the MSD's "Making a Difference" campaign to survey parks and reserves for accessibility.
I've been coordinating the assessments for three months and it has not been easy to find people with sufficient depth of experience of disabilities and impairments to carry out the accessibility reviews. It has been great that you have been able to tackle the Upper Hutt surveys from a broad perspective and specific relevance to the relevant NZS 4121 criteria.
The final portfolio of 10 parks and reserves assessments looks excellent. By presenting them to parks and reserves managers at six local authorities we hope to achieve some positive response to the recommendations made in the reviews.
- Jim Webber, secretary Go Anywhere Trust
"Kia ora, ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa
Adaptive Technology Solutions recently provided me with Dragon Naturally Speaking software and training. I have found the software life changing - it allows me to stand up and walk around while working, thereby reducing my back pain.
I have also found it an absolute pleasure to work with Genevieve and her husband Bruce. Genevieve is a wonderful teacher. She is flexible in regards to training dates and times, caters for my learning style, works at a pace I feel comfortable with, provides clear, easy to understand instructions and maintains good email communication and follow up.
Thank you again for all your help - it has made a huge difference in my life.
Nāku noa, nā"
- Lana M - Masters student at Victoria University of Wellington
"My elderly mother suffers from Macular Degeneration so I went online to find what low vision aids were available. My search led to two companies who had the required equipment so an email was sent off to both but only one was promptly answered and that was Adaptive Technology Solutions. Since my initial contact I have spoken to Genevieve several times and visited her and husband Bruce with my mother at the Disability Expo in Auckland and found their kind and considerate manner refreshing, nothing was too much trouble and all the products and advice were freely available. I thank Genevieve for her time and if required look forward to dealing with her and Adaptive Technology Solutions again."
- Scott Taylor.
“I recently purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 from Genevieve McLaughlan of Adaptive Technology Solutions. While I am not disabled, I was looking at ways to streamline my business processes as I work as a self-employed partner in a small business and I do a lot of the tasks that a secretary or a personal assistant would otherwise do for me in a larger business. This includes typing, both proposals and reports as well as e-mail. These are non-productive task for me as my business is a face-to-face business where I am most effective meeting with people. I'm also not a natural typist. So when Genevieve mentioned Dragon Naturally Speaking as a possible tool to help save on time I was keen to give it a go. I purchased the package approximately four weeks ago and also purchased some training from Genevieve. I found Genevieve to be one of the best trainers that I've dealt with. and over the past four weeks I've been using the software to dictate most of my reports as and e-mails as well as this recommendation.so I have no hesitation in recommending Genevieve most highly to any business professional looking to take advantage of this effective technology in making his or her business run more effectively. For example I wrote an eight-page report using Dragon in about four hours. Normally, this would take me the best part of a full day by the time I revised the draft and proofread it. I was able to do all of this in half the time using software which I am still learning to get around on. I would expect that using Dragon going forward, to complete all my typing and e-mails in half the time that it would normally take me to do on a keyboard. To put it in context, I would normally spend half my week behind my keyboard - say two days a week. Dragon has given me an extra day each week to allow me to personally meet and interact face-to-face with my existing clients and prospective clients.”
- Callum Forbes. NZ Financial Planning
Please accept my thanks for your professional and efficient service. There is a range of adaptive technology products available and it can be confusing to select the most appropriate one. I appreciate your advice, and ability to source the required items. When an issue arose with another supplier, you were quick to respond and resolve the issue, even though it was not your responsibility.
I would recommend your services to anyone requiring adaptive technology solutions.
- Wendy Richards. Braille Music Specialist. BLENNZ Homai Campus
"I am very grateful to Adaptive Technology for their excellent service, which has allowed me to continue dooing my job through the use of some truly remarkable technology. Workbridge provided an assessment by Genevieve McLachlan, who demonstrated and loaned me equipment to trial until I found the combination that suited me best. Her prompt report recommended ZoomText software and the amazing ZoomTwix camera, which enable me to use both electronic and print material. Genevieve and Bruce have provided excellent training and support. Their expertise and assistance has been essential in making it possible for me to continue doing the editorial work that I love and had feared would no longer be possible."
"Late last year I had sudden deterioration with my eyesight and it appeared that I would no longer be able to continue my work as an administrator. Luckily my Manager was very supportive and arranged for Workbridge to assess me. To my great relief they approved my application for Job Support Funds.
This followed a visit to my workplace from Genevieve McLachlan from Adaptive Technology Solutions Ltd to assess what assistance there was available for me.
I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to Genevieve and her husband Bruce who lent me their ClearView CCTV and Compact Mini for a trial and arranged for me to trial ZoomText magnificaiton/screen reading software.
Once Genevieve was aware how helpful these were to me she set everything in motion and I very soon had my very own equipment.
I cannot thank Workbridge and Adaptive Technology Solutions Ltd for their understanding, consideration and professionalism.
And lastly if it had not been for my Manager none of this would have been possible.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."
“I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Genevieve and Bruce of Adaptive Technology Solutions, who I can say, without hesitation, have provided such high quality service, advice and support to my family. One of my family members was diagnosed with several eye conditions. A real turning point for us came when I met Genevieve and Bruce at a Retina Association meeting. They were so generous with their time and sharing information, offering the opportunity to see how their equipment can assist someone with vision problems. However, the thing that really stays with me about their service is how much they genuinely care and want to help. They have kept in regular communication with us, offered tips and support and it has been a truly positive experience for us. The equipment they provide is fantastic.”
" I would like to express my appreciation for what you have done for me, it has and will open up doors for me that I never knew existed, a world within a world. Thanks to you for your professionalism and the integrity that you put into your teachings. You will go far and beyond. Thank you very much. Yours, greatfully,"