Adaptive Technologies

by Jon Stahl last modified Mar 15, 2007 08:36 PM
Adaptive Technologies Ltd is a website design and development company specialising in creative and professional websites that are built to be fully compliant with web standards and meet the highest levels of accessibility. We produce websites and authoring tools for museums, libraries and higher education.

Company background

The Brunswick Town Charitable Trust (registered charity No. 1012216) was formed in 1992 to support the development of The Regency Town House heritage centre, a museum focussing on the architectural and social history of Brighton & Hove. This heritage centre was unusual in being one of the first to explore the use of digital technology to capture, interpret and present historical records.

In 1997 the Trust formed Adaptive Technologies Limited to market the skills it had acquired at designing and developing websites and in-house multimedia. Since that time, the company has supplied multimedia presentations, websites and ICT consultancy to an impressive list of commercial and cultural heritage clients. These include major museums, galleries and tourist attractions, as well as several large public companies.

Although enjoying the challenge of diversity, the company has never lost sight of its main strengths - helping to meet the needs of those working in heritage and education for innovative and affordable ICT solutions. Hence our strap line;

Websites by museum people, for museum people.

We understand the issues that heritage organisations face as they respond to the demands of Lifelong Learning, NGfL, NOF and similar initiatives and we are firmly committed to the provision of solutions that are fully accessible to all users.  As a result of our experience, members of our staff have served on the Academic Advisory Board at the University of Sussex and have been invited to join the National Heritage Memorial Fund's Directory of Expert Advisors, appraising Lottery funded projects concerning heritage and education.

Our coastal location in the heart of Brighton & Hove offers an excellent living and working environment within the Sussex academic corridor and provides fast rail links to London and beyond. The offices house the technical facility, provide for administrative support and offer presentation and conference rooms that can seat up to 50 people.

Since the company is wholly owned by a charitable trust to which it covenants its profits each year, it is not under pressure to pay dividends to independent shareholders. Rather, it is free to invest in the people and technologies that can enable it to deliver the best value and service to its clients.

This policy of investment, coupled to our strength in the cultural sector, has enabled the company to steadily increase its technical and human resources and helped to insulate it against the turbulence of the commercial market place.

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