UK students eligible for an ergonomic equipment award as part of their Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) now have access to the latest ergonomic furniture from leading assistive technology experts, iansyst Ltd. Thanks to a newly-forged partnership with ergonomic solutions specialists Posturite (UK) Ltd, DSA students now have a single route to expertise and state-of-the-art technologies for disabilities ranging from dyslexia, visual impairment and musculoskeletal problems by going online at www.dyslexic.com.
The DSA is available for UK students with disabilities including dyslexia who are undertaking full-time courses in Higher Education. iansyst is a recognised supplier of the Quality Assurance Group (QAG) for the DSA and provides a one-stop shop of information, individual assessments and assistive technologies for all disabled students in the UK.
The partnership with Posturite will give students access to an extended range of expertise, an extensive product portfolio ranging from dyslexia-assistive software and individual assessments for ergonomic chairs and workstation accessories.
Posturite specialises in providing ergonomic solutions to the problems associated with work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) back pain, and musculoskeletal issues. Its world-class portfolio of products includes specialist seating, desks and workstation accessories designed to combat the worst effects of WRULDs and back pain and can prevent them from happening in the first place. Having the correct supportive furniture can help to increase comfort and productivity for students suffering from these symptoms. Working in harmony with iansyst’s full-service approach to disability provision, Posturite experts will provide individual assessments to determine the most suitable ergonomic solution to fit the user’s needs.
Janine King, Director of Marketing and Innovation at iansyst Ltd said "This new partnership will allow iansyst to provide a fully inclusive service to DSA-eligible students. It is vital that the correct provisions are made to support disabled students, and through our alliance with Posturite we have expanded our offering to ensure that all needs are met."
Ian Fletcher-Price, CEO of Posturite, commented: "We are delighted that we have been able to formalise a partnership arrangement with iansyst that will bring big benefits to both companies’ clients. Our businesses are complementary in many ways, so it makes perfect sense to develop a joint approach that will give each others’ customers access to additional expertise, services and products.
"Now we’ll be able to offer solutions for disabilities such as visual impairment or dyslexia in the same way that we do for musculoskeletal problems, and vice versa."