British Assistive Technology Association
Founded in 2010, the British Assistive Technology Association is the leading organisation campaigning for the interests of assistive technology users and of those who support them. Our aims are to:
• Campaign for the rights and interests of those needing assistive technology
• Provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies
• Educate and inform widely on the benefits of assistive technology
• Promote British Assistive Technology products and expertise at home and overseas
• Develop the professionalism of those working with assistive technology
Recently, BATA has worked with MPs and civil servants for the Department for Education on changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances, broadcast a webinar on giving employees better access to assistive technology and persuaded HMRC to broaden the range of AT products that can be zero-rated for VAT. We are also a founder member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology.
Membership of BATA is open to anyone wanting to promote the use of assistive technology for people who have a disability. This includes users, carers, professionals, charities, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and companies working in the field.
BATA has over 800 subscribers and represents over 80 member organisations.