Assistive technology for Deaf and Disabled people in work – your experience

Dec 21 2017

Assistive technology for Deaf and Disabled people in work – your experience

There is a Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry on assistive technology for Deaf and Disabled people in work.

To inform Inclusion London’s evidence to the inquiry, can you send?
• Your experience of assistive technology, both the process of getting it and how useful it is to you for obtaining and maintaining employment and/or
• Your answers to the questions below, which have been set by the Select Committee and some additional ones by Inclusion London.

Please send all responses to Henrietta.Doyle by Monday 15 January 2018.

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?’

Additional questions from Inclusion London:
• Are there barriers to obtaining assistive technology needed, if so what are the solutions to this?
• What are the greatest barriers to disabled people obtaining and maintaining work - is it lack of assistive technology or other issues? 

You are welcome to send a submission directly to the Select Committee. The deadline for this inquiry is 19 January 2018.

Information about the inquiry is available at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/assistive-technology-17-19/
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/assistive-tech-inquiry-launch-17-19/