Government announces Tech Fund to support disabled people and their employers

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 today (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 contributionicon towards the cost of assistive technology required by disabled employees.