Identifying the barriers For a significant proportion of people, as many as 1 in 5, the barriers to accessing workplace systems are so great thatRead More
Yesterday’s DSA Student I have to work harder than non-disabled students which means I rely more on university support and have to spend more timeRead More
BATA was one of a number of organisatiions called on by MP Paul Maynard, founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disabled Young People, toRead More
BATA council member Sal Cooke has been awarded an OBE for services to further education accessibility and inclusion. Sal has taught in schools and inRead More
The dyslexic peer Lord Addington has warned that disabled students could drop out of university if there is a reduction of the technical support providedRead More
Dan Jellinek, founder of E-Access Bulletin and the E-Access series of conferences, has died at the age of 47. His promotion of accessibility through hisRead More
A group of BATA members met Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) civil servants recently for a briefing on BIS’s roadmap for equipment procurementRead More
BATA’s second exam accessibility event, Bridging the Gap, identified the key issues involved in delivering accessible exams. The event provided a platform for key stakeholdersRead More
BATA founder member Dr Nasser Siabi, CEO of Microlink PC, has received a lifetime achievement award in the National Diversity Awards held at the AnglicanRead More
BATA has been invited to give evidence at an enquiry into the access and use of AT by young disabled people. The All-Party Parliamentary GroupRead More
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is carrying out a consultation, to which BATA will be responding, on where the balance of support forRead More
One of the authors of an annual report on research in AT is trying to revive the publication after the work was taken in houseRead More
Speech and literacy entrepreneur Dr Peter Kelway has appealed to BATA members for help in reviving old-style ‘discrete’ voice recognition systems. The software, which includesRead More
This Charter has been drawn up by the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) council as a statement of the responsibilities and undertakings of the individualsRead More
  We have come up with a BATA hash tag to enable you to bring your posts to a wider audience.Read More
Mark McCusker, Chair of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and Chief Executive of Texthelp Ltd, recently hosted a forum with leading experts from schools,Read More