[infotech] Re: promised message

  • From: "Brian Hartgen" <jaws@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 22:33:58 +0100

Hi Luis

Thanks very much for your kind message.

J-Tools will be very much alive with the new company, and I promise you very 
shortly you will see in the short-term a new build of J-Tools and slightly 
further down the road some new innovations I have been working on. So rest 
assured, the new company is in very good hands, all is very good as far as 
J-Tools is concerned I promise you.

Very best wishes:


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Luis Eduardo Peña 
  To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 10:28 PM
  Subject: [infotech] Re: promised message

  Hello Terri and Brian,


  I am very sorry to hear about the closing down of your company. I am very 
greatful for the great contributions that I received from both of you regarding 
assistive technology.


  Brian, as a heavy user of J-Tools, I am very concerned about the future of 
this product. Do you know at this time if you will continue developing it for 
future versions of Jaws? If not, would you be willing to give the source code 
to Freedom Xcientific so they can incorporate in future versions of Jaws the 
great features of J-Tools.


  Finally, I wish the best of luck  to the two of you in your future endeavors. 


  Best regards,






  Luis Eduardo Peña 

  Psicólogo clínico 

  Clínica Farallones 

  Calle 9C # 50-25 

  Consultorio 1108 

  Cali, Colombia 


  Teléfono: (572) 487-8084 

  Teléfono celular: 311-308-8073 




  Skype: luiseduardopena


  From: infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Brian Hartgen
  Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 4:04 PM
  To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [infotech] Re: promised message


  Hi Will


  Thanks very much for your message. Of course we really do understand your 
concerns particularly relating to the magazine's future. I will be posting a 
message to the list regarding that subject within the next 24 hours.


  Have a great day!


  Brian Hartgen



    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: william lomas 

    To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 9:21 PM

    Subject: [infotech] Re: promised message


    so no more magazine? 

    what happens to those who paid up till the end of the year?

    do wish all best for future though, and goes to show that as we are as 
blind people a minority market people are not able to afford the technology 


    On 4 Jul 2012, at 21:19, "Terry Clasper" <terry.clasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 

    Thanks David for your good wishes!

    I am unable to comment regarding the new company however wil ensure your 
message is passed to one of the Directors who I'm sure will respond as they see 



    Terry Clasper.

    E-Mail, terry.clasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Twitter: @terryclasper


    From: infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of David McKerral
    Sent: 04 July 2012 20:42
    To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [infotech] Re: promised message

        Hi Terry

    I am sorry to hear about T and T Consultancy ceasing trading.

    May I take this opportunity of thanking you, Brian and all staff for all 
their help over the past years.

    Do you know if Brian is going to join the new company?

    have you decided to put your feet up?

    Well, Terry, I wish you, your family and staff all the best for the future.

    David McKerral

    From: Terry Clasper

    Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:00 PM

    To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Subject: [infotech] promised message


    It is with deep regret, as Managing Director, I have to announce the 
ceasing of trading of T&T Consultancy Ltd.

    T&T, a UK owned company funded exclusively by Tracey and Terry Clasper and 
Tracey Corfield, have been involved in the assistive technology arena since 
March 1999.

    As well as providing a broad range of services to people with Assistive 
Technology needs within the UK, the company has also been responsible for 
developing a range of products, the most well known of which is J-Say, 
technology which without doubt makes a huge difference to the lives of many 
individuals with a challenging mix of needs.!

    This work we could not of achieved without having a dedicated team of UK 
based employees, past and current, a terrific US commercial partner in the 
shape of Next Generation Technologies, and a group of highly dedicated unpaid 
individuals the world over who have been involved in the testing of our 

    However over the past year it has become more difficult, primarily due to 
the challenges placed upon us by the UK economy, to sustain our operation, and 
it is for this reason, and this reason alone, that a decision has been made to 
call it a day!

    On behalf of everyone involved in our company over the past 13 years, I'd 
like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has been a 
customer of T&T. We thank you for allowing us to be of service to you in 
whatever way we have been, and we hope we have, in some small way, made a 
difference to the way you use and interact with assistive technology in your 

    However whilst on the one hand I feel saddened by this announcement , it is 
not all bad news!

    Two staff members who fully embrace the goals and objectives that T&T 
Consultancy held so highly, and who have been working with us for many years, 
are, I'm delighted to say, intending to take forward many aspects of the 

    Under the name of Astec Assistive Technology Solutions limited, Simon and 
Catherine Pool have begun trading in their own right within the assistive 
technology arena.

    Building on their relationships with customers and clients of T&T 
Consultancy, the company is now, with immediate effect,  providing training, 
software, hardware and support for many individuals and businesses.

    Astec will take forward and continue to develop the many products which T&T 
Consultancy created, such as J-Say, J-Tools and many others and will strive to 
train and support existing and new customers alike.

    For more information regarding Astec, please contact them at 

    I wish Catherine and Simon all the very best in this new venture, and urge 
you, should you feel the new company can assist you in any way, to contact them.

    From Terry Clasper, Managing director, T&T Consultancy Ltd.


    Terry Clasper.

    E-Mail, terry.clasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Twitter: @terryclasper


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