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.

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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.