AT in the workplace fact file

20 February 2020

This is a list of helpful articles, guides, videos and organisations aimed at those who use or are responsible for assistive technology in the workplace

 

Introduction to assistive technology and the workplace

The power of AT in work: video with Chris Cusack of Disability Horizons

Accessible technology versus assistive technology in the workplace: video from a US perspective

Top five tips on job hunting with a disability: video  

How to get one million more people into work: interview by Martin Sibley

 

Reasonable adjustments at work

What the law says on reasonable adjustments

Equalities Act 2010: guidance for employers

Advice to employers from Remploy

Examples of reasonable adjustments from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Personnel Today’s reasonable adjustments in recruitment

AbilityNet’s advice to employees

Citizens Advice Information for employees: asking your employer for changes to help you if you’re disabled

Reasonable adjustments for people with hearing loss from Action on Hearing Loss

 

Case studies

Employable Me, highly rated BBC Two series that features interviews with disabled people looking for work

Using AT for computer work: Singapore government video

How a blind person uses AT at work: video by Alex Man of RSBC charity

Disability success in three minutes: series of videos of how people use AT at work from Business Disability Forum.

 

Support programmes

Disability Confident scheme to support organisations employing disabled people.

How to become Disability Confident by Iansyst

 

Access to Work grant scheme

What is Access to Work: guide from Sight and Sound

Official advice for employees from the Department for Work and Pensions

Find Your Way is a guide to the Access to Work process published by social enterprise Diversity & Ability

Disabled workers tell the Codpast of their experiences of Access to Work

 

Reports and official documents

Report of assistive technology enquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee

Social care and assistive technology: report from HfT

Supporting Disabled People into Work a report from the National Audit Office about the Department for Work & Pensions’ support to help disabled people overcome barriers to work

Switching Focus: whose responsibility to improve disabled people’s employment and pay? A report by Liz Sayce

Video of the launch of Switching Focus with Liz Sayce, Tanni Grey-Thompson  and Lord Holmes

 

Future developments

The areas of greatest promise for assistive technology in the workplace: by Neil Milliken of Atos

 

Useful organisations

AbilityNet: charity supporting disabled tech users and promoting the use of AT

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology: organises events and carries out research for parliamentarians

British Assistive Technology Association: association for users and suppliers of AT

British Association for Supported Employment: national trade association for the supported employment sector

British Computer Society: professional organisation with accessibility specialist group

Business Disability Forum: membership organisation for those working with disabled employees

Department for Work and Pensions: government department responsible for disability benefits and programmes

Disability Rights UK: lobby group run by disabled people

Diversity & Ability is a social enterprise supporting neurodiverse and disabled employees with assistive tech training, workplace coaching and mental health mentoring

Equality and Human Rights Commission: UK’s Great Britain’s national equality body

International Association of Accessibility Professionals: membership organization for responsible for accessibility

Jobcentre Plus: government employment agency

Remploy: provider of employment and skills support for disabled people

RNIB: charity for blind people