Knowledge Bank

Here we have curated the most useful articles from BATA on Accessible Technology. You can use the links on the right to filter by topic or tag.

BATA Knowledge bank

Room to improve: independence in the home

Championing AT: BATA's ten-year timeline

Chairs recall the first ten years of BATA

Martin Littler, Mark McCusker and Antony Ruck tell BATA's story

Higher Education Commission calls for an overhaul of DSA

Disabled Living Foundation wants to work with BATA members

Companies encouraged to list their products for free on DLF websites

Proposal for DSA ergonomic assessments during COVID-19

Your input needed as BATA launches WHO's UK survey of assistive products

Survey will produce a list of essential products for the future.

Responding to the Coronavirus: free resources from the AT sector

A list of useful tools and information to help you make it through the virus emergency

AT firms urged to join quest for DIY ventilator

Advice from one member on working round the virus

How the AT sector is responding to Coronavirus

Share your experiences on our Forum

Disabled organisations to be consulted on a National Strategy for Disabled People

BATA signs Bologna Declaration and joins Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations

BATA signs Bologna Declaration and joins Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organisations

Paul Smyth judged one of the 100 most influential disabled people

Barclays' accessibility guru gains recognition for his work at the bank

Why not join one of our Special Interest Groups? There are ten to choose from

World Health Organisation battles the AT deficit

John Lamb reports from Geneva conference

Exciting education webinar programme

BATA's evidence on AT and work

BATA gave evidence in January to the Work and Pensions Select Committee's inquiry into assistive technology. The inquiry is about the role all types of assistive tech can play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work. 

Video shows what it is like to have dyslexia

British graphic and motion designer Josh Penn has created a 60-second animation that communicates what it is like to have dyslexia.

HMRC guidance on VAT on computer equipment for disabled people

This is a draft of updated wording for guidance on zero rating computer equipment for disabled people.

AT for the 21st century and beyond

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 ageing demographic profile. More than 65% of disabled people are over 65, a minority are born disabled.

What is switch access?

For those who have little or no manual dexterity and fine motor skills switch access is an alternative to using a keyboard.