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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.

BETT 2018

Friday 19 January 2018

BETT is the largest educational show in the UK and Europe.

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.

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.