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.