Access to Work

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

If you have a disability then there are additional challenges in using computers at work. Your dyslexia, visual impairment or physical limitation may mean using conventional computer equipment is uncomfortable, stressful or impossible! If you are receiving support through Access to Work or the Work Choice programme we can offer advice, training, and support.

What is Access to Work?

Access to work is a government funded scheme run by Jobcentre Plus that provides people with health problems or a disability with practical support and a grant if they would like to start working, stay in work, or start their own business.

The grant can help to cover the costs that disabled people or those with certain health problems face, when entering employment.

The amount of money you get will depend on your circumstances. You will not have to pay the money back and it will not affect any other benefits you may be in receipt of.

Who is eligible?

In order to apply for a grant, you need to meet certain criteria. You need to be:

– Over 16
– About to start a job or already in a job
– About to start a Work Trial arranged by the Jobcentre
– Starting your own business

How can Amano Technologies help me?

Amano provides support and assistive technology training to overcome these barriers.

Under the Equality Act (Oct 2010) employers have to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ that create an inclusive and equal workplace for all. With the right equipment, people of all abilities can access and achieve in using computers, leading to greater motivation, satisfaction and productivity.

Of course having the right equipment is only part of the story, understanding how to get the most from the technology, and using it correctly is also important. Amano will provide training on any equipment supplied which is carried out by experienced and accredited trainers.

For more information please call 01822 600060:

Prices – Access to Work and Workplace Support Services

Access to Work Briefing Paper March 2016 – House of Commons

Access to Work Overview

Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010