The future of Assistive Technology in education and employment
Business Disability Forum responded to a call for evidence from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Assistive Technology (AT) in September 2020. Our submission includes the following:
- Section 1: The impact of assistive technology and the keys systemic problem.
- Section 2: What assistive technology does for users
- Section 3: From higher education to employment: The experience of graduates
- Section 4: The “long, hard fight” to get DSA in education and ATW in employment
- Section 5: Needing to be “forthright” when moving into employment
- Section 6: Transitions from education to employment: Preparing graduates for professional life in law and auditing sectors
- Section 7: Challenges in the workplace: Employee experiences
- Section 8: Employers’ experiences and interventions: Embedding an “assistive technology enabled culture”
- Section 9: From legal duty to business sense: Productivity as a driver
- Section 10: The future provision and development of assistive technology
- Section 11: The challenge of data protection and security
- Section 12: How the Government can support the future provision of assistive technology and inclusive IT
- Section 13: EU regulations on the accessibility of public sector websites and apps
- Section 14: Access to work: The employee experience
- Section 15: Access to Work: Employers’ experience and observations
- Section 16: Improving the Access to work process
- Section 17: Work settings and adjustments provisions influenced by Covid-19
- Section 18: Additional information on the impact of Covid 19 on disabled people and employer practices
- Section 19: From provision of AT as ‘a privilege’ to a ‘lifelong provision’ model
- Section 20: A whole society approach to assistive technology.
Thank you to the business leaders, AT users, diversity and workplace adjustments leaders, and technology specialists we spoke to to inform this submission.