GFI Website Links

The GFI website includes links to a number of external websites. These links are provided to give users quick access to high quality and impartial information on :

  • equipment and adaptations
  • the process of assessment
  • accessibility issues
  • policy
  • social enterprise

The links below are shown for information and interest only and any views expressed are not necessarily those of Going For Independence or its Associates and employees.


National / UK Websites

Disabled Living Foundation   - information about disability equipment.  - information about disability equipment for children. - the website for the DLF



Providing independent information of value to disabled and older consumers. 



OTdirect is an independent site for Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants and OT students, produced by OTs in their spare time. It aims to provide not only links to useful resources on the web, but study notes, practice updates and training listings. This link is to the Equipment page.


ACE Centres for Augmentative Communication Equipment

The ACE Centre Advisory Trust is a charitable organisation for Augmentative Communication Equipment specialising in communication aids for children.

The Ace Centre ( is located in Oxford and the ACE Centre North ( is in Oldham.

Speechbubble is their website showcasing the latest communication equipment.



Alvolution is the leading independent organisation for technological advances in the Assisted Living sector, including Telecare and Telehealth products.

Alvolution provides an independent unbiased, comprehensive product comparison website on telecare, telehealth and environmental controls.


Business Link London

Showcase video about Going For Independence



Helpful information from central government archived from Direct Gov:

Information on independent living and equipment archived from Direct Gov:


Accessibility advice for Apple Mac users 

The Apple Mac operating system includes many accessibility options including resizing text, text-to-speech and keyboard alternatives to mouse functions.


Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues works across government to ensure equality becomes a reality for disabled people.