We will consider grant applications from anyone who is unable to meet the costs of assistive technologies.
Assistive technology (AT) is a generic term used to refer to a group of software or hardware devices by which people with disabilities can access computers. They can be specially developed and marketed devices or off-the-shelf products that have been modified. Assistive technology can include electronic pointing devices allowing users to control the cursor without the use of hands, touch screens, screen readers and text to speech devices; all designed to aid communication.
Please email us to request a Grant Application Form. It would be helpful if you could include some basic information in your email telling us about the nature of the disability and type of assistive technology required.
Please note that, along with your completed form, we will require a letter of evidence or assessment from a medical professional, Occupational Therapist or Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) to support your application.
Once we have received all the required information, the Trustees will make a full assessment of your request and will then decide if you are eligible for a grant.
The time it takes for us to provide you with the grant will depend on whether existing funds are available or whether we have to launch a campaign to raise the funds you need.