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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.

Education Resources Awards

era_logo.pngSupplier of the Year:

  • 2014 Finalist
  • 2013 Winner
  • 2012 Winner
  • 2011 Finalist

Special Needs Resource of the Year:

  • 2014 Winner: The Visual Stress Collection
  • 2006 Finalist: The Eye Level Reading Ruler