Suppliers

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Equipment / Services & Miscellaneous Links

 DesignablityDesign supply & loan custom equipment similiar to Remap solutions - worth checking their equiment 
BIME The Wolfson Centre Royal United Hospital Bath BA1 3NG
Tel: 01225 824107 Fax: 01225 824111 Website: www.bime.org.uk

 Ability Net Free IT Helpline for Disabled People
 ADLessentials Aids to Daily Living part of the Helping Hand Company
 Auto Chair Lifts for scooter etc into vehicles (Derby)
 Better Living Better Living Through Technology : Computer access tools
 CTR Lasers Laser cutting  - Neil Pritchett - free help for Remap
 Complete Care Shop All manner of general equipment for the disabled
 DesGosling (car mod) Derby car modification specialist for controls / lifting
 DLF  Disabled Links Foundation: Comprehensive database of daily living equipment - costly annual fee!
 Gerald Simmons  Mobility solutions inc harnesses for wheelchairs
 Homeworkshop Site for used hand/machine tools
 Jim Dorran (car mod) Coventry car modification specialist for controls & access
 Leics Care On Line A service provided by Leicestershire County Council's Adult and Communities to help vulnerable adults in the community use computers and the Internet. 
 Living Made Easy Impartial advice and information about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living
 Mobility Furniture Interesting Bed-turns-into-Chair device- The Bingley  
 Remap Blog Electronic news letter & discussion site (seems to not be used now GL /Feb 16)
 Remapedia Information website for Remap members
 Style Upholstery Local professional upholsterer for tricky jobs - Ask for Craig Langton
 SOS Specialist Ortho Services - support chairs and harnesses


Hardware, Fittings, Fixings, etc.   

 11" Magic Arm 11" Inch Articulating Magic Arm + Super Clamp Crab Plier Clip
 Banbury Plastic Fittings Plastic & metal fixings, medical handles
 Webbing Buckles Straps Webbing and plastic fittings - recommended by GL
 Buckles & straps Buckles & straps [see Linda Horse Wear]
 Daessy Mounting systems for wheel chairs - expensive but quality. [see Mounts & More UK stockist at Nuneaton]
 E Magnets Magnet manufacturer
 Essential Aids Economical aids inc useful wheelchair clamp for around £13
 Force4 Chandlery
 GTF Ratchet ties & straps
 Heatshrink online Heat shrink specialist - HuntingdonInformation website for Remap members
 Ironmongery Direct Ironmongery
 Ironmongery Online Ironmongery 
 Jetpress A very extensive range of fasteners and fittings - Near Mansfield
 Kiowa Pipe clamp jaws - useful for connecting stuff to wheelchairs,  etc.
 Linda Horse Wear Buckles & clips
 Manfrotto Specialist camera mounts
 Motion Co Motors, gears, racks, sprockets & chains
 PTSPrecision Technology Small steel fixings
 Reliance  Small gears, bearings & transmissions
 Ross Handling Rubber wheels, tube fittings, feet, handles, etc.
 Rubber Ferrules Rubber ends for walking sticks, etc.
 Screwfix Ironmongery
 Simply Bearings Bearings - excellent website - reasonable postage
 Springmakers Custom spring and wire-form solutions
 Springmasters Springs and associated bits 
 Steady Mount Generic clamped mounting device for wheel chair accessories - very expensive.
 Symetric Designs Wheelchair tray mounting system - USA with UK suppliers
 The Insert Company Threaded inserts for Wood and Plastic M3 -M16
 Warehouse aquatics Tubes and fittings
 Worldof CNC Linear bearings and rods

Electrical/Electronic

 Active Robots Robotic bits
  Farnell  aka  CPCElectronic, electrical, mechanical - huge range 
 Maplins Electrical, electronic, connectors etc
 MFA Small motors & gearboxes (stocked by CPC/RS/Farnell etc)
 Parallax Robotic electronics - sensors etc (USA)
 Pololu Robotic bits
 Proto-pic Control electronics & sensors - Arduino etc
 Quasar Remote control modules
  Radio Spares Electronic, electrical, mechanical - huge range
 Technobots Robotic bits

Materials

 alt-intech (via Amazon) Plastics (including High Density Polyethylene) sheets, rods, tubes, etc.
 AW Aluminium Warehouse Aluminium stock
 CFS Glass fibre & two part polyurethane expanding foam
 Thermoworx Polymorph - low temperature mouldable nylon
 CreativeResources All things to do with model casting
 CutPlasticSheeting Plastic sheeting (huge variety) + stainless steel sheet + Dibond aluminium composite
 Fabric UK Wide range of fabrics, including leather, cloth and notice board fabrics
 Hobby Tools Direct Tools and small bars/tubes in brass, aluminium & copper 
 Metals4u Cut ferrous & non-ferrous metals and plastics
 Polymax Silicon tubes
 Rhondama Seals O rings of all sizes, from the smallest to huge.  Can try/test fit parts at their counter in Loughborough.
 SBA Sheet material in plastics and rubber
 Silex Silicon tubes, sheet & seals
 Tapes 2 Go Very comprehensive range - will send samples 
 Sugru Sugru :  self amalgamating rubber putty


Software/Assistive Technologies

 Assistiveware Onscreen keyboards & other helpful stuff but very MAC-focused
Camera mouse Free s/w - uses web cam to track head movements and emulate mouse - can be used with on screen keyboards.
 Click N Programmable virtual key board with word prediction option
 FAST Foundation of assisted technology
 Google Mori79 MouseOver and more
 ISAAC International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication 
 Midas touch Free on screen smart keyboard and speech synthesizer
 Origin Instruments Interface devices for Kindle and head mouse, software etc.
 Staggered speech Two-level screen keyboard 
 Web button editor Handy button creator



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