Assistive Technology APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.



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Recent Documents related to Assistive Technology

1. Cabinet Office data sets: annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020
27/08/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology

2. Automatic weighing instruments type examination certificates (Directive Annex MI-006).
18/05/2020 - Office for Product Safety and Standards
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Found: of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology

3. FOI releases for October 2019
15/01/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology

4. GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2020
07/01/2021 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

5. GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2019
27/12/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Assistive Technology

1. Disabled Students’ Allowance: Assistive Technology
10/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Allowance scheme have sufficient capacity to run assistive technology and modern operating systems effectively - Speech Link
2: purpose and takes account of developments in technology. The DfE and the Student Loans Company are currently - Speech Link
3: are not powerful enough to handle the important technology or the basic operating systems, and you are paying - Speech Link
4: is that the needs assessor recommends certain assistive software for disabled students. The noble Lord - Speech Link
5: year the All- Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology published a comprehensive report, Accessible - Speech Link

2. Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability
30/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: a wider range of people, and new advances in technology offer more opportunities than ever before. For - Speech Link
2: is important because Microlink provides assistive technology and designs support for those who are disabled - Speech Link
3: noble Lord, Lord Addington, asked about assistive technology, and he was absolutely right to do so. One - Speech Link

3. Assistive Technology Sector
02/12/2014 - Westminster Hall

1: manufacturing enterprises, such as those in the assistive technology sector, in tomorrow’s autumn statement, - Speech Link
2: beneficial effect he has highlighted of assistive technology, both for individuals and for our economy - Speech Link
3: policy that encourages the development of assistive technology, not discourages it. However, the sector - Speech Link

4. Down Syndrome Awareness Month
22/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: greater use of assistive technology and supporting the transport of assistive technology from workplaces - Speech Link

5. Dyslexia: Disabled Students’ Allowance
13/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: is proof that students who use computer assistive technology do better than those who are eligible for - Speech Link

6. Disabled Students’ Allowance
08/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: students and provide the necessary technology—both hardware and assistive software—to give them the best - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
21/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: run their own business. The NESTA innovative technology fund was one of the most exciting ways to support - Speech Link
2: are massive gains to be made by deploying assistive technology to help people with disabilities into work - Speech Link
3: disabilities into work in the past four years, and assistive technology plays an incredibly important part in that - Speech Link

8. Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions
04/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: am chairman of Microlink PC, which is an assistive technology company—there are probably a couple of other - Speech Link
2: The noble Lord, Lord Addington, referred to assistive technologies. We recognise their potential to - Speech Link

9. Disabled People and Economic Growth
22/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: with disability can better understand the assistive technology that is emerging. Does the hon. Lady think - Speech Link
2: buff, but I am always heartened when we can see technology assisting people to achieve their potential and - Speech Link
3: consumer group and as a motivation to develop new assistive technologies with broader application to our growing - Speech Link
4: about bringing in new technologies, especially assistive ones, to help to turbocharge the growth we have - Speech Link
5: of employment for disabled people in science, technology, engineering and maths-related roles is severely - Speech Link
6: the Government are taking, including in assistive technology. It is absolutely not what the hon. Member - Speech Link

10. Disabled Students’ Allowance.
02/11/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: nearly two decades I have been a user of assisted technology in my day-to-day life. I am a vice-president - Speech Link
2: help with the additional cost of a computer and assistive software if needed solely because of the student’s - Speech Link
3: students, enabling them to access information and technology in a way not previously envisaged. For instance - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Assistive Technology
1. Students: Disability
asked by: Lord Low of Dalston
11/07/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the results of the Student Loans Company Assistive Technology Equipment and Training Tender.

2. Aviation: Sign Language
asked by: Bill Esterson
17/10/2018
... whether assistive technology for users of British Sign Language is planned to be part of the aviation strategy.

3. Students: Disability
asked by: Barry Sheerman
10/06/2020
... when the Student Loans Company tender for assistive technology services (ATSP Equipment & Training / 2019-SLC-002) is planned to be completed.

4. Jobcentres: Computers
asked by: Lord Field of Birkenhead
05/11/2018
... what proportion of computers available to claimants in Jobcentre Plus have in-built access to assistive technology.

5. Children: Visual Impairment
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
20/01/2021
... what steps he is taking to monitor access to essential assistive technology for children with vision impairments to use when learning remotely.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Members
Lilian Greenwood Portrait
Lilian Greenwood
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Nottingham South
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
John Cryer Portrait
John Cryer
Officer
Labour - Leyton and Wanstead
Joined: 15th February 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Historic Vehicles , Waterways
Neil Coyle Portrait
Neil Coyle
Officer
Labour - Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Joined: 15th February 2017
Alex Burghart Portrait
Alex Burghart
Officer
Conservative - Brentwood and Ongar
Joined: 18th July 2018
1 APPG Membership
Boxing
Seema Malhotra Portrait
Seema Malhotra
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston
Joined: 15th February 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lilian Greenwood MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7122.

Email: lilian.greenwood.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Geena Vabulas, Policy Connect, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 020 7202 8582

Email: geena.vabulas@policyconnect.org.uk

Secretariat:

Policy Connect acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appgat/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Blackboard Ally, Tobii Dynavox, TextHelp, Bournemouth University, Ace Centre, Douglas Stewart Edu, iansyst, ai-media, Connect, Inclusive Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Microsoft, Possum, Smartbox, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express, Lexxic, Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£99,001
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Blackboard Ally, Tobii Dynavox, TextHelp, Bournemouth University, Ace Centre, Douglas Stewart Edu, iansyst, ai-media, Connect, Inclusive Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Microsoft, Possum, Smartbox, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express, Lexxic, Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet, Brain in Hand   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£99,001
Date
22 Jun 2019
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2019 To : 21/06/2020
Value
£88,501
Date
22 Jun 2018
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2018 To : 21/06/2019
Value
£64,501
Date
22 Jun 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/06/2017 To : 21/06/2018
Value
£70,501
Date
1 Feb 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by Liberator Ltd, Possum Limited, and Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/02/2017 To : 31/01/2018
Value
£16,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Assistive Technology APPG

Former APPG Members
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Officer
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships