Work and Pensions Committee

Assistive technology inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions has passed. If you would like to send a submission please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee invites evidence on the role of assistive technology in improving disabled people's employment rates, drawing on the Government's response to the Committee's Disability employment gap report.

The Committee welcomes submissions addressing any or all of the following questions:

  • What role can assistive technology play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work?
  • How should the Government support the development of this technology, and are there any particular innovations it should look to support?
  • Is Access to Work the most effective means of providing access to assistive technology? Should other funding models be considered?

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for this inquiry are available in BSL.

Latest evidence

  • 31 Jan 2018 - Assistive Technology - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF271 KB) HC 673 | Published 02 Feb 2018

    Evidence given by Jo-Ann Moran, Senior Civil Servant, user of assistive technology, Stephen Duckworth, assistive technology user and business leader, Simon Wheatcroft assistive technology software advisor, innovator and user, Tracey Johnson, Holistic Workplace Needs Assessor and Assistive Technology Trainer, FM Hearing Systems and former Access to Work AssessorHector Minto, Head of Accessibility UK, Microsoft, Robin Christopherson MBE, Ability Net

    Watch this evidence session

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