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Kevin Carey argues against the elite's use of regulation.

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Cover of  issue 97

What's coming in Ability

 The next issue of Ability will be published in mid-October when our exciting editorial will include features on:
  • The latest news from Sight Village
  • Interviews with Tech4Good winners
  • How wearable, immersive technology is being adapted to help disabled users
  • The breakthrough in VAT on assistive technology
The edition will also include regular features on news, new products and events, plus a feisty column. To receive your copy subscribe today

Features

Voice recognition »

For disabled people, this software has long been an invaluable tool for those unable to type, use a mouse, or write.

Woman using voice recognition system

Barrier free banking »

Paul Smyth, accessibility head of Barclays, explains the bank's plan to be the most accessible big company in Britain using assistive technology.

Paul Smyth of Barclays

Tech4Good award winners »

Recognising nine organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve lives everywhere.


Comments about Ability

I appreciate how proactive the UK is in assistive technology and often refer to the models I see in your magazine when thinking of our inclusion programs in the US. We are a litigation-based society over here and I try my best to help alleviate that, just a little bit, in my school district.  Many thanks! Tina Schwartz, AT Practitioner.

An informative publication. It looks good on screen as an e-Book too. Peter Bryenton, New College Worcester

ATEC HEADsUp January 18th

The early bird discount ends 22nd Friday for tickets to ATEC HEADsUp in Sheffield on the 18th of January and BATA  members are eligible for an additional 10% discount.
 
Given that the modernisation of the DSA raises many questions, Greg Boone, Team Leader, Disabled Students’ Allowance at the Department for Education, will be presenting on key points from The HEFCE report, as well as the Disabled Students’ Allowances and the response of the higher education sector.
 

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