Assistive Technologies in Schools

Unlocking the power of Assistive Technologies to transform inclusive practice from early years to Further and Higher Education

Exciting news about a new DfE-funded AT Training Opportunity

In March this year, Microlink Education embarked on a transformational school improvement project, with our partner nasen (nationally recognised experts in the development of Special Education Needs provision).

Funded by the Department for Education, and involving eighty primary and secondary schools, the project aimed to develop awareness and understanding of the power of assistive technologies to transform mainstream and targeted teaching and learning.

All the resources developed during the project are available free to download from this website:

From the participants point of view, the training programme was an unqualified success, with impact seen in terms of pupil engagement, motivation and access to learning.

Microlink and nasen have now been awarded an extension to this project, so that a further 150 schools can benefit from this free training opportunity! The training will take place between March and July 2023.

If you would like your school community to participate contact:

A girl wearing a mask and glasses

“Thank you so much. I felt daunted coming in, but you have demystified the process and I am now very excited!”

“AT is not as scary a prospect as I thought...going to revisit Immersive reader and associated tools with pupils! Thank you!”

“I'm really looking forward to trying out immersive reader, I think it is quite a simple tool that will have a huge impact. I think there's a lot of AT that is quite accessible and easy for staff to use but we just aren't aware of it so I'm looking forward to learning more”

“Hello I have dyslexia and have coloured glasses. I have never heard of Immersive reader and I already know I will be using this myself and know I will be able to share this with staff and this will benefit children in children. Had I known about this when I was in school I know it would have been such a benefit to me.”