On Monday 6th March 2017 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT) officially launched in Speaker's House in the Palace of Westminster. Speaker, John Bercow opened the event with Seema Malhotra MP, Lord Chris Holmes, Microsoft and Hannah Rose following with speeches.
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Parliament is hosting the launch of the brand new All-Party Parliamentary Group dedicated to innovative technology that helps people learn, live and communicate, and promoting its cause in the policy sphere to help millions of people across the country. On Monday 6th March, House of Commons Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, is kindly hosting the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology as it launches in Westminster.Read more
"It’s a long way to drive there and back in a day and I haven’t been on a train since I became ill, 18 years ago - but I jumped at the opportunity"
Hannah Rose tells us all what it was like to help launch the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology on 6th March 2017 and her journey using assistive technology.
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology aims to disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst Members of both Houses of Parliament.
The APPG will do this through holding events in Parliament, bringing experts together for roundtable discussions and briefings, contributing to government consultations, and promoting the group and its activities amongst parliamentarians.