Access to Work services
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
The eQuality Solutions Group
Amano is part of the eQuality Solutions Group (eQS).
eQS is a technology specialist in cognitive disability and mental wellness. Our group of companies provide specialist services and technology that support inclusivity, neurodiversity and mental wellness with personalised learning solutions.
eQS includes specialist provision in non-medical help with Amano, assistive technology equipment with Invate, assistive technology training with e-Quality Learning and assistive technology and mental wellness e-learning with Learning Labs.
If you are interested in finding out more about the eQS group of companies please head to our group website.