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Atos puts its web know-how at BATA's disposal

Thursday 16 November 2017

Atos, a leading player in the global digital services market, heads a number of firms backing the British Assistive Technology Association by providing invaluable assistance in developing our website.

Town hall contracts overlook accessibility

Wednesday 04 October 2017

More than 60 per cent of outsourcing deals between local authorities and third-party suppliers happen without discussion of disability requirements, according to a study by the Business Disability Forum.

Video shows what it is like to have dyslexia

Wednesday 04 October 2017

British graphic and motion designer Josh Penn has created a 60-second animation that communicates what it is like to have dyslexia.

NASEN honours SEN practitioners

Monday 18 September 2017

The National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will be making its first annual awards to schools, colleges and individual professionals at a black tie ceremony in London at the Museum of London on October 19.

Sponsored walk - "Putting BATA on the Map!"

Sunday 10 September 2017

Disabled people are often prevented from making the most of their lives because of the barriers that stop them working and taking part in everyday activities. Assistive technology can change that.

DSA Summit takes the high ground

Thursday 31 August 2017

Chair Antony Ruck reminded the 30 delegates at BATA's recent Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) Summit in Northampton that DSA had enabled the UK to be a forerunner in supporting students, and that modernisation was appropriate, but needed to be carried out sensitively.  The UK AT industry leads the world, and initiatives like the DSA and Access to Work have wider benefits than just the immediate effect, and has implications across the economy and social care, he said.

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.

David Atkinson recalls an audience at the Vatican

Thursday 13 July 2017

I was invited into the Vatican City because an Italian friend of mine for over 30 years called Pepe became a priest and climbed the ladder to become a Monsignor working in the Vatican.

AT for the 21st century and beyond

Tuesday 30 May 2017

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?

Monday 22 May 2017

For those who have little or no manual dexterity and fine motor skills switch access is an alternative to using a keyboard.