Partners and members

TechAbility works in conjunction with other Natspec services, such as the Transform and events programme to maximise awareness of the benefits and opportunities for embedding accessible practice.

TechAbility is supported by Jisc who provide digital solutions for UK education and research for its members. There is synergy in working closely together – Jisc digital solutions are diverse, covering multiple business areas which complements TechAbility’s focus on AT/IT for SEND and High Needs students.

TechAbility also works closely with the Karten Trust, the Education Training Foundation and AoC SEND policy and networks in order to maximise the benefits of collaboration and efficiency. Many Karten Centres are co-located within Natspec member colleges.

Natspec membership is open to all providers who require help and support in delivering to SEND and High Needs provision, members receive discounted access to TechAbility events and services.


TechAbility is a service run by Natspec, who are governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members. Directors are responsible for leading policy areas at a national level.

TechAbility is led by:

The work of the service is informed by a Steering Group drawn from: