AAC purchases made.

Joe made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices in Education in the UK (devices used to aid communication, typically for people with difficulty speaking). Could you please send me details of augmentative and alternative communication devices purchased by, for, or within your council between 31st March 2006 and 1st April 2012? (This should cover all aids purchased for educational purposes).

I would like the information broken down by both product name  (So for example Dynavox Xpress, iPod touch with TapToTalk, BigMack) and by year. Ideally price paid, but I can deduce that from the products if necessary.

This is a follow up study - the first one consisted of several hundred freedom of information requests to NHS trusts to find the provision of AAC by the NHS. Our consolidated data is in the following format (This is comma separated, we can happily send excel documents and other examples):

Date Purchased, Supplier, Model, Number, Unit Cost, Total Cost
23/04/2007, Platon Medical Ltd, TRUTONE ELECTROLARYNX COMPLETE KIT, 1, £395.00 , £395.00
17/05/2007, Speechmark Publishin Ltd, FRENCHAY E-TRAN FRAME & A4 INSTRUCTION CARD IN WALLET, 1, £85.00 , £85.00
14/12/2007, Techcess Limited, TELLUS SMART (INC MIND EXPRESS REALSPEAK & PCS SYMBOLS, 1, " £1, 795.00 ", " £1, 795.00 "
24/01/2008, Inclusive Technology Ltd, GO TALK 9+, 1, £99.00 , £99.00
14/02/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, SERVOX DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AID, 1, £490.00 , £490.00
14/02/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, PRODUCTS UP TO 25, 6, £18.50 , £111.00
15/02/2008, Dynavox Systems Ltd, DYNAVOX V 512MB WITH CARRY CASE WIFI USB BLUETOOTH, 1, " £5, 000.00 ", " £5, 000.00 "
15/04/2008, WINSLOW, SWALLOW REMINDER BROACH, 1, £57.95 , £57.95
25/07/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, SERVOX DIGITAL COMMUNICATION AID, 1, £535.00 , £535.00
29/08/2008, SMARTBOX, THE GRID 2 SOFTWARE, 1, £360.00 , £360.00
29/08/2008, QUALITY ENABLING DEVICES, PING PONG SWITCH, 1, £195.00 , £195.00
29/08/2008, SMARTBOX, PRODUCTS BETWEEN 25 - 100, 1, £49.00 , £49.00

and this would be ideal - although we are very happy to reformat anything that you send over…

Yours faithfully,

Dr Joseph Reddington

Contact Centre (Chief Executives), Derbyshire County Council

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Raju,Aneeta (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Dr Reddington

I refer to your below Freedom of Information request received on the 14th May 2012.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from receipt of the request, this being the 13th June 2012, taking into account the bank holidays. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

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Mainprize,Thomas (Children and Younger Adults), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Dr Reddington,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 11^th May 2012. Your request
has been dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

Please find attached a breakdown of alternative and augmentative
communication equipment which the Local Authority funded between 2008 and
2012.  Unfortunately data logged before 2008 isn’t detailed enough to
provide you with the information you requested but the 2008 – 2012 results
can confidently be extrapolated.    

 

 

I hope this now deals with your request for information. However should
you wish the outcome to be reviewed, please follow the procedure as set
out below;

 

Stage 1:

In the first instance, please send in your comments, and wherever
possible, a copy of your request and the covering letter enclosing the
information or refusing your request to:

 

Lucie Evans

Trainee Solicitor

Legal Services Division

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

Email: [1][email address]

 

Please ensure that correspondence is marked as “Request for a review of my
Freedom of Information Act / Environmental Information Regulations
request”, and bears any case references you have been given.   

 

Stage 2:

After completing the above procedure, if you wish to challenge the
decision further, then you have a right to contact the Information
Commissioner’s Office as follows: 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel. 0303 123 1113/ Fax: 01625 524510

ICO Weblink: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tom Mainprize

Business Services Assistant

CAYA Information, Research & Analysis

01629 536751

[email address]

 

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From: Joe [[3]mailto:[FOI #116352 email]]

Sent: 11 May 2012 19:43

To: Contact Centre (Chief Executives)

Subject: Freedom of Information request - AAC purchases made.

 

     Dear Derbyshire County Council,

    

     I am an academic researcher, attempting to assess the provision of

     augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices in

     Education in the UK (devices used to aid communication, typically

     for people with difficulty speaking). Could you please send me

     details of augmentative and alternative communication devices

     purchased by, for, or within your council between 31st March 2006

     and 1st April 2012? (This should cover all aids purchased for

     educational purposes).

    

     I would like the information broken down by both product name  (So

     for example Dynavox Xpress, iPod touch with TapToTalk, BigMack) and

     by year. Ideally price paid, but I can deduce that from the

     products if necessary.

    

     This is a follow up study - the first one consisted of several

     hundred freedom of information requests to NHS trusts to find the

     provision of AAC by the NHS. Our consolidated data is in the

     following format (This is comma separated, we can happily send

     excel documents and other examples):

    

     Date Purchased, Supplier, Model, Number, Unit Cost, Total Cost

     23/04/2007, Platon Medical Ltd, TRUTONE ELECTROLARYNX COMPLETE KIT,

     1, £395.00 , £395.00

     17/05/2007, Speechmark Publishin Ltd, FRENCHAY E-TRAN FRAME & A4

     INSTRUCTION CARD IN WALLET, 1, £85.00 , £85.00

     14/12/2007, Techcess Limited, TELLUS SMART (INC MIND EXPRESS

     REALSPEAK & PCS SYMBOLS, 1, " £1, 795.00 ", " £1, 795.00 "

     24/01/2008, Inclusive Technology Ltd, GO TALK 9+, 1, £99.00 ,

     £99.00

     14/02/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, SERVOX DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

     AID, 1, £490.00 , £490.00

     14/02/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, PRODUCTS UP TO 25, 6, £18.50 ,

     £111.00

     15/02/2008, Dynavox Systems Ltd, DYNAVOX V 512MB WITH CARRY CASE

     WIFI USB BLUETOOTH, 1, " £5, 000.00 ", " £5, 000.00 "

     15/04/2008, WINSLOW, SWALLOW REMINDER BROACH, 1, £57.95 , £57.95

     25/07/2008, Kapitex Healthcare Ltd, SERVOX DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

     AID, 1, £535.00 , £535.00

     29/08/2008, SMARTBOX, THE GRID 2 SOFTWARE, 1, £360.00 , £360.00

     29/08/2008, QUALITY ENABLING DEVICES, PING PONG SWITCH, 1, £195.00

     , £195.00

     29/08/2008, SMARTBOX, PRODUCTS BETWEEN 25 - 100, 1, £49.00 , £49.00

    

     and this would be ideal - although we are very happy to reformat

     anything that you send over…

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Dr Joseph Reddington

    

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