The following letter from executive director John Lamb imvites disabled students to take part in a survey of their opinions about changes to the way they receive assistive technology. Please pass the link on to students that you know:

Dear Student,

In recent years there have been some changes in how equipment is provided to students in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). One of the main changes is the requirement to contribute £200 towards the cost of equipment if a computer forms part of the recommendations. Computers and equipment are normally provided through specialist suppliers known as Assistive Technology Service Providers (ATSPs). In order to understand the impact of these changes from the student perspective the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has compiled a survey to gather the thoughts and opinions of affected students.

Your opinion is incredibly important to BATA who will use the information collected to help advise government departments and other interest groups on how best to serve the needs of students in receipt of DSA. Bearing this in mind BATA would be grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes of your time to complete the the survey shown in the link below. Please rest assured that any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and you will not be contacted in relation to any of your answers unless you provide permission to do so.

Please click on the following link to access the survey:

As a thank you for taking the time to complete this survey you will be entered into a free prize draw to win an iPad. The closing date for completing the survey is Wednesday 31st August.

For and on behalf of BATA


John Lamb

Executive Director

British Assistive Technology Association

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