New Assistive and Accessible Technology Policy Lab Announced.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalisation; designing policy to make technology work for each one of us, throughout our lives is a daunting task. Policy Connect, Bournemouth University, and the Ace Centre, have ventured into a new Assistive and Accessible Technology (ATech) Policy Lab.
Paul Maynard MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology, said: ‘Technology can be made to work for everyone – by designing inclusively, and providing access and support, it can transform the lives of disabled and older people. As the incoming chair of the APPG for Assistive Technology I am proud of the role the group continues to have in raising the profile of this pressing agenda. It’s a sign of the momentum behind this agenda that Policy Connect, the cross-party think tank that provides the secretariat to the APPG, is today launching its Assistive and Accessible Technology (ATech) Policy Lab. The Lab will work closely with the APPG and wider stakeholders and policymakers to help translate our shared enthusiasm for ATech into fully designed and evidence-based policy solutions.’