UK charity chooses Wizefloor to provide inclusive and accessible interactive learning experiences.
Essex-based charity, SNAP provides essential help, advice and support for families with young people (aged 0-25) with any additional needs and disabilities. These include ASD, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, sensory/visual impairment, as well as physical, learning, speech and language disabilities. Fundraising Manager Sara tells us about SNAP, their search for an interactive floor and why they chose Wizefloor.
Their families struggle to find places in mainstream services, due to their inaccessibility and limited activities for children with additional needs. SNAP provides spaces that are accessible and inclusive, offering activities to encourage the development of communication and social skills. After purchasing an outdated floor projector from a previous supplier, SNAP was looking to replace this with a modern solution, providing a greater variety of games and resources.
Sara had this to say -
"The interactive floors provided an extremely accessible and varied piece of equipment that could support a wide range of ages and needs during our activity sessions. The 5 years software subscription, email and telephone support, and training for staff, were all huge positives. The apps auto-updating also help to save staff time. This was important as the previous equipment was unable to automatically update and did not have as much variety."
SNAP discovered Wizefloor online, where they began their search for a new interactive floor. They carried out extensive research, evaluating 5 different suppliers and their various offerings. SNAP wanted to ensure the product they chose was affordable, sustainable and best met the needs of their families. Through their research and feedback from families and staff, SNAP chose Wizefloor for its accessibility and inclusivity, as well as the diverse library of activities, and multi-player options.
"Wizefloor’s hundreds of games and activities provided the most variety out of all options. Most importantly, this product was the most accessible and inclusive option. The tracking of more than one person at a time and coping with multiple participants was crucial so that children were able to play together, building teamwork, communication, and friendships. It will also respond to children laying on the floor so that it will register the subtle movements of children with profound/complex needs, making it accessible to all."
The sleek and modern Wizefloor One system was installed discreetly in their ceiling by our experienced engineers. Their new interactive floor provides staff with an easy-to-use solution, supplying a vital piece of equipment for the charity. The sessions they deliver are now much more accessible and varied. Wizefloor helps those with complex needs develop an understanding of cause and effect, as well as supporting children in building better social skills, allowing them to make friends more easily.
"The installers were so helpful, organised and willing to adapt to our needs. They even gave us a little demo of all the games."
Being an accessible and adaptable solution for a variety of needs, SNAP can support even more families. SNAP use Wizefloor in their sessions multiple times a week, making good use of the games and activities available.
"Our whole experience with Wizefloor has been so positive. Families coming to SNAP are always wowed by the technology and the children enjoy the variety of games and the opportunity to choose for themselves. Wizefloor is completely worth the money and it is being used 3 - 4 times a week! We often use the floors to help integrate new attendees into existing groups by giving them an activity everyone can get involved with, minimising the anxiety of meeting new people. The floors also benefit children/young people with profound and complex needs and has helped children who would not usually play together interact. For example, a child who had more limited motor skills, was still able to play a football match against their peers by sitting on the floor and using their hands to hit the ball, highlighting just how inclusive and accessible these new floors are."
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