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Weʼre raising £6,000 to give disabled people access to vital assistive technology

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Why we are holding a fundraising walk

There are over 13m disabled people in the UK and many could have a better quality of life if only they had access to assistive technology. That is why members of the British Assistive Technology Association will be walking on June 16 to raise funds for our projects and those of the RNIB and British Dyslexia Association. All three organisations are committed to pushing forward the boundaries of assistive technology and raising awareness of its benefits but are in urgent need of your support to continue this work.

How BATA will be spending your donation

We are running a number of projects, including a campaign to remove the £200 charge that disabled students are currently asked to pay towards a laptop to run their assistive technology. In protest at this tax on learning we are asking walkers and our supporters to raise £200 each from workmates, friends and family.

How BDA will be spending your donation

The British Dyslexia Association will be putting your donation towards the cost of running the Association's helpline, which provides invaluable information on assistive technology. "As a specific learning difficulty, dyslexia can affect people in different ways and at different times. The Helpline supports parents and teachers ; it supports students and employers and employees trying to cope in the ever-changing workplace, including pointing all ages towards the use of assistive technology as a useful, lifelong strategy," says the BDA.

Where we will be walking

We will be meeting on June 16 for a 12 mile trek around the shores of the beautiful Derwent Reservoir in the Peak District. This year Derwent Reservoir is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the dam busters raid when the reservoir and dam was used to practice for the famous bombing exploit.Please donate to our walkers via this page and if you are a BATA member and would like to raise funds by walking please contact Sarah-Jane Peake or Nicole Reid .

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  • John Lamb

    John Lamb

    Apr 23, 2018

    The £200 charge on the kit disabled students receive is an unfair tax on learning, that is why my colleagues and I are giving that amount to the charity walk. Do join us and help us reach our target.

    £200.00

  • Antony Bennett

    Antony Bennett

    Apr 18, 2018

    On behalf of Barry Bennett Ltd, good luck to all those participating for such a worthwhile cause. I hope the event is a tremendous success - Don't forget the plasters!!!

    £200.00

  • Sarah-Jane Peake

    Sarah-Jane Peake

    Apr 12, 2018

    Launchpad is donating £200 to match what disabled students are required to pay for their DSA kit and I pledge to raise another £200 in sponsors. It’s going to be such a fun day for a brilliant cause!

    £200.00

  • Gaynor Gilbert

    Gaynor Gilbert

    Apr 11, 2018

    Well done John - hope the weather is good!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 10, 2018

  • Ian Litterick

    Ian Litterick

    Apr 10, 2018

    Sorry I can't be with you on the day -- a pity because it's a lovely walk and should be a great event! But hopefully others from iansyst will be and will be sponsored, too.

    £200.00

  • Catherine Grinyer, Big Voice Communications

    Catherine Grinyer, Big Voice Communications

    Apr 10, 2018

    Big Voice Communications is donating £200 to match what disabled students are required to pay for their DSA equipment. Good luck to all the walkers, this is a fantastic cause!

    £200.00

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John Lamb

John Lamb

Lewes, UK

Executive Director of the British Assistive Technology Association

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