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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.

Students glued to Sticky Campus

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Westminster University played host last month to Sticky Campus, a touring roadshow of technology that persuades students to stay on campus even though they have no teaching to attend.

Jack Churchill joins the Board

Friday 23 February 2018

Jack Churchill, the dynamic co-founder of Scanning Pens, the company that sells portable pen scanners that support struggling readers in the classroom, exam hall and workplace, has joined BATA's board.

See you at Naidex

Friday 16 February 2018

Naidex, Europe’s most established disability, rehabilitation and independent living event is taking shape.

Combining & Integrating Technologies

Thursday 15 February 2018

"All I want to do is search the internet and watch my films"  -AbilityNet Client

AT for pupils with cerebral palsy

Monday 12 February 2018

As a teacher of special needs I have worked with pupils with cerebral palsy (CP) for whom handwriting is difficult or slow because of the spasm movements associated with the condition. I have found that alternative peripheral devices can help enormously.

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. 

Spellex wins presidential backing

Friday 09 February 2018

A US member, the literacy software company Spellex, was recently praised by President Donald Trump for giving employees a $1,000 bonus.