30 April 2018
Source: Department for Work and Pensions and Sarah Newton MP
Minister for Disabled People announces new Tech Fund as part of Access to Work, offering employers significant savings on the cost of assistive technology.
The news came as the Minister spoke in Birmingham on 27 April at Naidex, Europe’s largest assistive technology conference.
Access to Work provides financial support to ensure someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work, and can cover assistive technology, workplace adaptations, transport and interpreters.
Previously, medium and large employers were required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology required by disabled employees.
As part of the government’s drive to ensure disabled people can benefit from the latest advances in technology, this cost will now be waived for all employers under the new Tech Fund.