News from the Council

20 May 2021

This will be an ongoing news desimination from the BATA council to you the reader. We want to make our communication to you informative and transparent as possible.

20th May

A Conflict of Interest policy is in place to make Council more transparent in it's actions. 

The BATA website was discussed and the need for an easier and simpler one to be designed in order to meet our current needs. BATA is evolving and so the website should evolve also. 

The first meeting of the AAC SIG took place and was a great success with participants keen to drive this SIG forward. VI, Global and Neurodiversity have held meetings as well. Other SIGs like DSA and Publishers meet fortnightly. Special Interest Groups are an important part of being a BATA member. If you are not a member of one please consider joining one. Click here for details of joining.

Social Media . Human interest stories of using AT would be of interest to the public and the Council would be interested to have them used in our social media campaigns. Email social-media@bataonline 

Our Events Calendar has been updated and contains events that would be of interest to our members. 



15th April

Council discussed GAATO's focus on AT in Education and the need for a proposal from BATA on our involvement with GAATO.

Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) play an important role in giving BATA prominence there are been various successful events including one on "What is UDL for Educators," with over 100 people attending. The UK APL had a successful meeting as well and a Workplace conference which took place at the end of March was well attended and received.  A page relating to that event is on our website. There is also a wealth of information on the subject of Disability Confidence at AT in the Workplace.

In terms of our Very Important Projects the Training and Accreditation work is developing being spearheaded by council member Adam Hyland. Discussions are in progress over the proposed 4 modules and the costings required.