The National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will be making its first annual awards toRead More
  Disabled people are often prevented from making the most of their lives because of the barriers that stop them working and taking part inRead More
Chair Antony Ruck reminded the 3o delegates at BATA’s recent Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) Summit in Northampton that DSA had enabled the UK to beRead More
I was invited into the Vatican City because an Italian friend of mine for over 30 years called Pepe became a priest and climbed theRead More
Introduction This is a draft of updated wording for guidance on zero rating computer equipment for disabled people. It follows recent events including: the iansystRead More
Have you looked at our YouTube Channel? There are lots of useful resources for all sectors but especially higher education. BATA members have been busyRead More
ATEC showcases excellence in assistive technology that removes barriers to learning and work. Aimed at disability professionals involved in post 16 education and the workRead More
Over 10 million people in the UK have some form of physical or sensory disability, and that number is rising steadily with the country’s ageingRead More
Assistive technology has come of age when members of parliament decide the time is right to set up a group dedicated to the field. The All-Party ParliamentaryRead More
For those who have little or no manual dexterity and fine motor skills switch access is an alternative to using a keyboard. What is a switch?Read More
In the UK, the government has made great strides in improving the lives of the disabled from an early age. The government’s Disabled Students’ AllowancesRead More
Everyone experiences impairments to their sight, hearing, cognitive powers and mobility as they get older: over 65s represent the largest group of disabled people. FortunatelyRead More
New guidance on which assistive technology products and services can be zero-rated for VAT will be coming soon from HMRC. Member Ian Litterick of iansystRead More
BATA is one of the founding members of a newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changesRead More
Adoption is the priority for NHS’ Accessible Information Standard: delegates look for more stick and carrot at AbilityNet conference By John Lamb Sign language usersRead More
The BBC is exploring the experiences of disabled people in the workforce and as consumers in a week of special news coverage entitled Disability Works.Read More
BATA is partnering with the Naidex exhibition for its return to the NEC Birmingham over the 28th to 30th of March. As the country’s most establishedRead More
BATA has achieved a lot in 2016 but 2017 and beyond looks even more exciting as we see the following aims develop:- Qualifications and AccreditationRead More