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Visual Stress Solutions
Garnet House, 18-19 Wolseley Court
Visual Stress Solutions
Visual Stress Solutions is the Corporate arm of Crossbow Education Ltd who are the brand leader for Dyslexia and Visual Stress Support products in the UK. Crossbow started out as a family business in 1993 by SEN teacher Bob Hext with three spelling games that he had developed for his dyslexia and Visual Stress support products in the UK.
Crossbow now employ 20 people in the UK and 3 in our USA subsidiary, with over 250 product lines tailored to assisting those with both Visual Stress and Dyslexia.
We offer CPD Accredited Training courses for managers so that you can effectively screen your employees for Visual Stress “In House” and make recommendations for them to use resources that will make immediate positive impact for them within their working day. We can also screen individuals on an Ad-Hoc basis who demonstrate symptoms of Visual Stress.
An Award-Winning Company
We have a reputation for excellence in our field, both for the quality and value of our products and for the high standard of our customer service, winning Education Supplier of the year award in 2012 and again in 2013. Crossbows flagship product range, THE VISUAL STRESS COLLECTION, won the SEN Resource of the year at BESA’s 2014 National Education Resource Awards and was a finalist for the Innovation Award at Hollands National Education Exhibition (the NOT) in January 2015.
Expertise that makes a difference
Crossbow Visual Stress Solutions are Corporate members of the British Dyslexia Association, with whom we have a 20-year association, and are members of the NAPD (National Association of Disability Practitioners) and BESA – The British Education Suppliers Association.
Having commanded the Educational Sector with our specialised product range, we are now using our expertise by partnering with the corporate market to assist employees and management who could benefit from them in their daily working life. We already work in Partnership with the UK Police Force, The Prison Service, The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) The NHS and a number of Large High Street Banks and Larger Corporates.
Just as dyslexia and Visual Stress can be barriers to learning at school and college, they can be barriers to achievement and job satisfaction in adult life. The Simple and inexpensive solutions we offer here make a significant difference to many employees and the organisations that they work for.
How We Help Your Organisation
Our mission at Crossbow Visual Stress Solutions is to raise awareness of Visual Stress with the workplace and help 1000’s of people read and work more at a computer with more comfort and better productivity. Visual Stress effects 1 in 5 people and can be and can be the main cause of headaches, migraines and time off work.
“Having been provided with the Visual Stress resources pack and attended an active session on its use, I felt fully informed to carry out the assessment plus confident having learnt some background on the causes of visual stress and additional ‘tricks’ to test out the work environment for DSE assessments too.” – Health and Wellbeing Manager – UK Police Force
“Really happy with Crossbow, the course was well delivered and we are having really good feedback from all our current users. It compliments any DSE assessment and comes highly recommended.” Occupational Health Manager – Fire Service
“The training on Visual Stress I received from Crossbow was excellent, it was well structured, informal but very effective. I now have the skills to take back to my workplace to be able to carry out Visual Stress assessments with confidence.” – Health and Safety Manager - NHS
“Since the training I have carried out a number of assessments, the most recent assessment resulted in an increased reading speed of 23%, a great result” plus no moving words. Wow!.” – Health and Wellbeing Manager, Fire Service
“I attended the course earlier this year following speaking with you both at the Health in the Workplace conference at the NEC in March.
The course was excellent and insightful with all delegated attending sold on the impact and possible benefits we could all bring utilising the Visual stress assessments in our work places.
I on a personal level I had a revelation of my suspected but undiagnosed Dyslexia. I had a reading improvement rate of 60%!!!
I have personally used the monitor screen every day and find using it beneficial and increasing my ability to take in reading material.
I have just rolled out my first course in the work place with unknown anticipation. Everyone except one person was unsure of what Visual stress was. The only person who was aware had been diagnosed as borderline Dyslexia previously, but was not using overlays.
Performing 14 tests today the average improvement was 10.9 %- A huge benefit with everyone spending at least 8 hours per at in front of their laptop.
The best result was 22.4%.
Having spoken to the project Director – we will be running a questionnaire in 4 weeks’ time and review the continual use of the product.
If we can ensure continual usage and benefit then we roll out across the Project.” – Independent Occupational Health Practitioner
Visual Stress Solutions and Crossbow Education Limited
Visual Stress Solutions is the corporate arm of Crossbow Education Ltd., the brand leader for dyslexia and visual stress support products in the UK. Crossbow is a family business that started in 1993 by SEN teacher Bob Hext with three spelling games he had developed for his dyslexic students. We now employ 15 people in the UK and three in our USA subsidiary, with over 250 product lines in our education catalogue and distributors in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Crossbow Education now supplies over sixty percent of UK schools with Visual Stress resources, and Bob Hext is a regular speaker on visual stress and dyslexia at national and regional education conferences.
An Award Winning Company
We have a reputation for excellence in our field, both for the quality and value of our products and for the high standard of our customer service, winning the Educational Supplier of the Year award in 2012 and again in 2013. Crossbow’s flagship product range, the Visual Stress Collection, won the SEN Resource of the Year at BESA’s 2014 National Educational Resources Awards, and, in translated form, was a finalist for the Innovation Award at Holland’s National Education Exhibition (the NOT) in January 2015.
Expertise that makes a difference
Crossbow are Corporate members of the British Dyslexia Association, with whom we have a 20 – year association, and are also members of NAPD (National Assn. of Disability Practitioners) and BESA – the British Educational Suppliers Association. Having commanded the educational sector with our specialised products, we are now taking our expertise to the corporate market to assist with employees and management who could benefit from them in their daily working life. We already supply visual stress solutions to the Armed Forces, the Police, the Prison Service, the NHS and a number of High Street Banks and larger Corporates.
Just as dyslexia and visual stress can be barriers to learning at school and college, they can be barriers to achievement and job satisfaction in adult life. The simple and inexpensive solutions we offer here can make a significant difference to many employees and the organisations they work for.
How We Can Help Your Organisation
Our mission at Crossbow Visual Stress Solutions is to raise awareness of Visual Stress within the workplace and help 1000’s of people read and work at a computer with more comfort and better productivity. Visual Stress effects 1 in 5 people and can be the cause of headaches, migraines and time off work (click here to found out more about Visual Stress).
Crossbow Education: The Visual Stress Collection won SEN Product of the Year at the Educational Resources Awards in 2014 and provides resources to 70% of schools in the UK. We work along side and use the research of Professor Arnold Wilkins (from Essex University, the leading researcher on Visual Stress in the UK) for the basis of our products.
Visual Stress is relatively new research, meaning there are many people within the workplace who are suffering with Visual Stress unknowingly and think the symptoms they have are just the norm. Helping people with Visual Stress in the workplace is simple, affordable and can make a huge difference to work life and home life.
We aim to do this with our expert knowledge and our Visual Stress Collection.
Our CPD accredited training courses enables anyone who wants to screen for Visual Stress the opportunity to: learn about visual stress, how to successfully screen for it and how to make the most effective recommendations for resources based on their job role and mandatory duties.
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