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Synapptic is registered as a Limited Company in the UK and was formed in 2012.
Company Registration Number: 07907528

VAT Registration Number:141849308

Trading address: 5 Station Road, Ushaw Moor, Durham, DH7 7PX
(Visitors by appointment only)

Company History

Our range of Synapptic products were created by Adrian Sach (Synapptic's Co-founder and Technical Director), who has been designing and developing award-winning products for the last 12 years. In 2003 he designed Guide Software which was truly innovative at the time. It was the first all-in-one software package for people with sight loss. Following this, Adrian was awarded the Blind Veterans (St Dunstan's) Innovator of the Year Award 2011, the RNIB Simply the Best Award and the Winston Gordon Award for Excellence in Accessible Technology, from the CNIB in Canada. In 2008, the Guide product range was sold to Dolphin Computer Access.

As technology changed and evolved over the subsequent years, Adrian continued to research the latest trends and their implications for those with sight loss. The significant move towards mobile phone technology in the general population was something Adrian wanted to open up to those users with sight loss. Owned by 76% of UK adults, smartphones have now become the hub of our daily lives. Currently we spend almost twice as long online with our smartphones than on laptops or personal computers.* This became the driving force behind developing the Synapptic range of products, which are truly innovative in giving people with sight loss access to mainstream mobile technology.

Since launching the Synapptic product range in 2012, the demand for mainstream mobile technology among the sight loss community has continued to grow significantly. Our customers appreciate the significant benefits Synapptic products have brought to their lives and in 2016, Synapptic was given an Award for Excellence from the Macular Society, in the category of Technical Innovation of the Year, for its contribution to improving the lives of people with macular degeneration. Then in 2017, we were awarded a Sight Friendly Award from Sight Service, in recognition of the excellent service our company provides to people with sight loss.

Finally, organizations like the RNIB and Blind Veterans UK continue to support us in rolling out our products to a wider audience. And a growing demand for our products in countries outside the UK has now resulted in us launching Synapptic products within international markets.

*Source: Ofcom: media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/cmr-uk-2015
*Source: www.deloitte.co.uk/mobileuk

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