BATA News

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Work and money

M-Enabling Forum Europe comes to Dusseldorf

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Contributors from around Europe weigh up the latest trends in mobile applications for disabled people

US steps up efforts on AT

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Legislation has greatly expanded the use and awareness of assistive technology in the US, Mike Marotta of Inclusive Technology Solutions told BATA members in an exclusive presentation.

Cheap loans to boost AT at work

Monday 30 April 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should set up a Motability-type scheme to provide low cost loans to buy assistive technology (AT), according to a recently published report on AT and employment by the Work and Pensions Committee.

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.

BATA's evidence on AT and work

Friday 09 February 2018

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. 

Government probes role of assistive technology in cutting barriers to work

Wednesday 10 January 2018

The Work and Pensions Select Committee, which oversees the work of the Department for Work and Pensions, has launched an inquiry into assistive technology.

Edtech trends for 2018

Wednesday 03 January 2018

Check out this video from BATA member Texthelp.

HMRC guidance on VAT on computer equipment for disabled people

Thursday 13 July 2017

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

BBC highlights experiences of disabled people as workers and consumers

Monday 08 May 2017

The BBC is exploring the experiences of disabled people in the workforce and as consumers in a week of special news coverage entitled Disability Works.