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Funding top British AT professionals to experience the world’s best assistive technology events.

About AT Scholars

Established in 2020, the British Assistive Technology Scholarship funds AT Scholars, talented UK professionals working in the field of Assistive Technology (ATech) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), to experience the world’s top events in the field.

AT Scholars are selected to attend events to learn from and share best practice on the international stage. To facilitate this the British Assistive Technology Scholarship funds:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Conference fees

On their return AT Scholars will disseminate their findings via reports to our partners (see below) and through UK based event.

How it began

Started by Martin Littler FRSA, a co-founder of Inclusive Technology, championed AT Scholars since 2020. This has been by sending them to Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference held annually in Orland, USA where most global advances in assistive technology are showcased and first evaluated.

Originally organised through Inclusive Technology, over 30 professionals have attended events in person or online. In 2023 Ace Centre took on the administration of the program and with the continued support of our partners and Martin Littler we hope to grow the AT Scholar program from strength to strength.

British Assistive Technology Scholarship Partners:

  • All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT)
  • British Assistive Technology Association (BATA)
  • Communication Matters
  • CENMAC
  • Inclusive Technology

Read more about the history by clicking here

Get involved

The British Assistive Technology Scholarship welcomes applications from any UK based professional actively working in the field of ATech and/or AAC. The judging panel looks for those who have a passion for learning more, sharing information on and promoting use of assistive technology.

Now accepting applications for the 2025 Scholar Program! Click here to apply.

Deadline is midnight on the 5th of July 2024.

Please check this website for more information or sign up to receive updates by clicking here.

"AT scholars could spread the word about the latest developments elsewhere on the planet, which would benefit disabled people here."

Martin Littler

AT Scholar Founder