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Assess 2012 Day 2      Welcome        Ian LitterickIansyst Executive Chairman      BATA Treasurer
A bit about BATA:   British Assistive Technology Association;   Founded 5 October 2009;   Martin Littler of Inclusive T...
Our Aims:   To campaign for the rights and interests of    those needing Assistive Technology.   To provide expert and i...
Campaigning:   PR re Michael Gove saying “curriculum is ‘a    closed book’ to children who are not    literate”. Pupil pr...
Campaigning . . .   Sayce review of specialist disability    employment programmes; “A disabled    person needs a certain...
Support and advice to government   As campaigning;   Barbara Phillips;   p/t Chief Executive;   Ex-civil servant.
Educate and Inform;   Newsletter;   Press;   Ability Magazine regularly;   Website;   Support for exporting (UKTI);
Membership:   Not just a trade body;   Voting members who are users & users    representatives:       Third sector;    ...
Membership fees: (new members)   Individuals:            £50   Third Sector, incl HE   £100   Commercial              £...
Other activities:   Equipment Suppliers Subgroup:       17/19 suppliers;       Our first formal representation;       ...
Issues:   Pervasive AT;   Where it is needed    (schools, prisons, unemployed, low    income, work, elderly);   Assessm...
What else?   Conferences?   Webinars?   Journal (Ability Magazine)?
Please join!   So we can do more:   www.bataonline.org
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BATA update - day 2 assess2012

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BATA update - day 2 assess2012

  1. 1. Assess 2012 Day 2 Welcome Ian LitterickIansyst Executive Chairman BATA Treasurer
  2. 2. A bit about BATA: British Assistive Technology Association; Founded 5 October 2009; Martin Littler of Inclusive Technology; 44 other founding members; DSA underrepresented; www.bataonline.org
  3. 3. Our Aims: To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology. To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies. To educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology. To promote British Assistive Technology products and expertise at home and overseas.
  4. 4. Campaigning: PR re Michael Gove saying “curriculum is ‘a closed book’ to children who are not literate”. Pupil premium for AT – Dec 2010; Auxiliary Aids for Schools; “Most disabled children who need auxiliary aids ... will ... already be receiving them through SEN statements”!
  5. 5. Campaigning . . . Sayce review of specialist disability employment programmes; “A disabled person needs a certain amount of IT based AT for daily living, access to the internet etc, whether they are in work or not, but particularly to seek work.” Copyright: value of the private copying exception for print impaired people.
  6. 6. Support and advice to government As campaigning; Barbara Phillips; p/t Chief Executive; Ex-civil servant.
  7. 7. Educate and Inform; Newsletter; Press; Ability Magazine regularly; Website; Support for exporting (UKTI);
  8. 8. Membership: Not just a trade body; Voting members who are users & users representatives:  Third sector;  Schools;  Individuals; Very many are involved with AT professionally; Ethical Statement (code of conduct).
  9. 9. Membership fees: (new members) Individuals: £50 Third Sector, incl HE £100 Commercial £150-£825 Newsletter subscription FREE
  10. 10. Other activities: Equipment Suppliers Subgroup:  17/19 suppliers;  Our first formal representation;  Better communications over, eg, QAF revision; AT Qualification?  Simon Bloor; Evidence based research.
  11. 11. Issues: Pervasive AT; Where it is needed (schools, prisons, unemployed, low income, work, elderly); Assessments; Accessible formats; Sustainable DSA; SLC issues (payments).
  12. 12. What else? Conferences? Webinars? Journal (Ability Magazine)?
  13. 13. Please join! So we can do more: www.bataonline.org

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