Colleges urged to apply for EdTech funding

Have you been using assistive technology successfully in your institution, or do you have an inspirational success story about digital accessibility best practice within your organisation?

If you're keen to share your experience and support other institutions, you can apply now to the government's EdTech Demonstrator schools and colleges programme.

If your organisation can demonstrate "a solid understanding of technology to support accessibility and inclusion” in its application, your institution may receive between £75,000 and £150,000 in funding to share best practice in the use of EdTech (short for educational technology).

Applications are invited to demonstrate experiences including offering support and guidance on the effective use of technology to help reduce tutor workload, or to help create efficiencies, to improve accessibility and/or to support excellent teaching and learning. 
It's your opportunity to help share best practice and contribute to the Department for Education’s evidence base for the value of assistive technologies. AbilityNet would welcome enquiries from colleges that would be interested in our input into ensuring that accessibility is a key component of their EdTech practice and funding application. Do get in contact with us so we can help.
The deadline for applications is Friday 22 November.

(Applications are also open for schools and colleges to act as ‘EdTech Innovation Testbed’ and for a delivery partner for the Demonstrators Programme, for which applications close on 25 November.)    

Illustrated spider diagram with computer screen in central image area, with circular images around the exteriorQ&A opportunities

Skype Q&A sessions for assistance with your applications are taking place this week:

Register for the 6 November session - 4pm.

Register for the 7 November session - 4pm.

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