Home Access Assistive Technology equipment supplier appointed

Becta has awarded a contract to XMA to supply bespoke Assistive Technology equipment for those learners with the most profound disabilities or Special Educational Needs under the Home Access programme.

XMA will work in conjunction with Vangent, which has been awarded the contract to manage the Assistive Technology service element of the scheme.

Home Access is a government programme managed by Becta. It aims to ensure that more children in state-maintained education in England have access to technology at home to support learning.

Nick Shacklock, director of Home Access said: “With 12,000 children set to benefit from personalised Assistive Technology solutions, it is crucial we have the right suppliers in place to deliver an effective service.  It’s a unique provision and important that those with specific needs apply now as individual assessments will be made on a first come, first served basis.”