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Education

Trip to the Lebanon

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Council Member and Director Myles Pilling takes a trip to Lebanon to give a speech on Assistive Technology at the ABLE Summit in Beirut

BATA unveils a new look website

Saturday 06 April 2019

Are old website looked good but had a few problems so we have built this from scratch based on the look and feel of the old site.

BATA calls for consultation on changes to DSA tenders

Wednesday 16 January 2019

BATA welcomes the Department for Education’s continued commitment to support disabled and neurodiverse students in higher education through the provision of Disabled Student Allowances (DSA).

Accreditation scheme for DSA AT trainers gets the thumbs up

Thursday 10 January 2019

Efforts to establish the first phase of a DSA accreditation scheme for AT trainers involving certificating trainers in core software have received positive feedback from the Department for Education.

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.

Summit agrees policies to boost Disabled Students Allowances

Friday 03 August 2018

Delegates to the DSA Summit in July at Northampton University took a number of important decisions that will shape BATA’s policy towards AT in higher education.

Education Committee launches inquiry into new SEND system

Monday 30 April 2018

The House of Commons Education Committee has launched an inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

£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.