Supporting assistive technology

Natspec has launched TechAbility, a new assistive technology and information technology (AT/IT) project.

TechAbility Logo

It is in partnership with Jisc, the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ organisation for digital services and solutions.

The service will be made available to all providers across the FE sector and aims to improve both IT systems and Assistive Technology to enable access to learning for all students with SEND.

Technology Group

Natspec’s Technology Advisory Group meets three times per year and is responsible for driving improvement and sharing good practice across the sector.

Full member colleges can join the meetings or join the virtual network group, via Slack. To join the virtual chat on all things technology related, please contact

Digifest report

Read an article by Ash, a student at Derwen, who attended Digifest to demonstrate their jam labelling equipment

Ash’s story in Karten Newsletter

Latest News

22nd July 2019
Assistive Technology at Catcote Futures
Assistive technology has the power to transform students’ lives; this is how Catcote Futures does it
Read more about this post
23rd May 2019
Announcing the TechAbility Conference – Raising Standards
Helping practitioners use technology to support learners
Read more about this post
24th January 2019
Are Students at the Centre of our Technology Provision?
Learn key insights on improving the use of technology in SEND FE
Read more about this post
31st October 2018
TechAbility Conference 2018: Summary
A look back at the national TechAbility Conference in October 2018
Read more about this post
26th April 2018
Natspec delegates speak to TechAbility experts
Natspec Conference was busy for our new Assistive Technologists Neil and Fil
Read more about this post
14th February 2017
Technology makes a difference
For students with learning difficulties or disabilities, technology can be truly life changing
Read more about this post
8th February 2017
Technology project launched
Natspec has launched a new assistive technology and information technology (AT/IT) project.
Read more about this post