BATA is one of the founding members of a newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changes in policy in this area.

APPGs are an informal group of members of both Houses of Parliament who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest.  Members of the group will be advocates in parliament, act as ambassadors, and raise awareness of the assistive technology agenda in the UK.

The APPG for Assistive Technology was launched on Monday 6th March by Speaker of the House, Rt Hon John Bercow and included contributions from Seema Malhotra MP, Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, Hannah Rose, an assistive technology user, and Neil Heslop OBE who is Chief Executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

The event was sponsored by Microsoft.

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