Expertise

TechAbility centres of excellence are geographically spread, supporting local individuals, groups and organisations with their Assistive Technology needs.

For initial enquiries contact TechAbility@natspec.org.uk or complete our enquiry form

In the South West and Wales, the centre is based at National Star College

National Star College offers research and expertise on a wide range of specialist enabling technology for people with disabilities.  Using an exciting range of equipment, software and expertise, the centre provides accessibility solutions for education, work and the home. As a TechAbility Centre of Excellence, National Star offers training in assessments, adaptations and modifications, and bespoke training for colleges and other FE providers to develop their service.

In the North West, the centre is based at Beaumont College

Beaumont College has a strong track record of delivering assistive technology solutions for students and delivering staff training across the country. The TechAbility Centre of Excellence will provide training, advice and guidance to support colleges and other providers improve their AT provision and help learners access the curriculum.

In the South and East, the centre is based at Treloar College

The team at Treloar College has a wealth of experience in physical disability, AAC equipment, mobility solutions and access to IT.  The Treloar service will use engineering, computing and electronics to enable people with disabilities to achieve their full potential. As a TechAbility Centre of Excellence, the Treloar service includes advice and guidance on ICT access to education, use of special switch access to technology and independence, access to communication equipment, mobility assessments, and bespoke staff training for providers.

In the Midlands , the centre is based at Hereward College

Hereward College in Coventry provides expertise and training on a range of topics. It is an approved assessment centre for individuals who are eligible for the Disabled Student Allowance. As a TechAbility Centre of Excellence, the expert staff at Hereward will provide training, advice and guidance to support colleges and other providers improve their AT provision and help learners access the curriculum.