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£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.

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