Tag Archives: British Assistive Technology Association

Breakthrough on VAT

Thanks to a ruling by HMRC, thousands of assistive technology systems will be free of VAT. Previously, only desktop systems with a processor, keyboard and monitor are available to be zero-rated. Mobile phones and computers will be zero-rated for VAT … Continue reading

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Assistive technology improves effectiveness in the workplace according to survey

A survey of workers and employers by the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has found that three quarters of employees who use assistive technology (AT) say it has improved their effectiveness at work, although employers could do more to promote … Continue reading

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iansyst response to BIS regarding DSA equipment provision

Author: Ian Litterick iansyst has submitted a response to the call for evidence from BIS about DSA equipment – BIS-DSA-equipment-call-for-evidence . The call appeared to suggest that all HE students are now expected to have a computer and therefore that a computer should … Continue reading

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SEN Green Paper Consultation

The coalition government is consulting about “Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability”, its Green Paper – https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/CM%208027 iansyst Chairman Ian Litterick has sent a response on behalf of the British Assistive Technology Association  (www.bataonline.org) emphasising … Continue reading

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Looking at the Government’s SEN Green Paper in closer detail

Earlier this Spring the Government introduced a green paper outlining how it aims to reduce the number of children classed as having special educational needs (SEN).  The Government has stated that its intended goal is to introduce more school-based education, … Continue reading

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