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Legislation

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. 

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.

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.

Raising the awareness of assistive technology

Monday 22 May 2017

Assistive technology has come of age when members of parliament decide the time is right to set up a group dedicated to the field.

Speaker launches All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology

Wednesday 10 May 2017

BATA is one of the founding members of a newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changes in policy in this area.

NHS takes stock of campaign to give disabled patients greater access

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Adoption is the priority for NHS’ Accessible Information Standard: delegates look for more stick and carrot at AbilityNet conference