BATA News

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March 2018

£200 laptop charge should be added to students' loans

Thursday 29 March 2018

BATA has called on the Government to add the £200 charge levied on students who receive laptops under the Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) to their student loan.

Scholarships offer free software

Thursday 29 March 2018

Thirteen of the UK’s leading assistive technology companies have teamed up to offer ten assistive technology scholarships offering free software and training.

UK model of student support wins admirers overseas

Tuesday 27 March 2018

BATA chair Antony Ruck and assessor and AT specialist Jodie Parkes were invited to present a seminar on the DSA at ATIA in January of this year. The weather was a balmy 24 degrees, so it wasn’t a difficult decision.

BATA session at ATEC to chart AT's changing landscape

Monday 26 March 2018

With technology developments moving so fast, the Assistive Technology Exhibition and Conference (ATEC), held  in London on May 3, has become a ‘go-to’ event for disability and inclusion professionals from post-16 education and the workplace, providing delegates with the opportunity to review and compare the latest products from over 25 assistive technology exhibitors.

Cap on Access to Work lifted

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Disabled employees are to benefit from a £15,000 rise in Access to Work grants to assist them at work, following new measures introduced in Parliament.

The impact of EU's accessibility directive on higher education

Friday 16 March 2018

At the moment the EU is still  finalising the  details of how its accessibility directive will need to be implemented by universities and colleges but we expect to have details from the UK government in the next couple of months.