BCAB funding FAQ
Q. Can BCAB help with funding for computer equipment?
A. No, unfortunately we can't help with the cost of equipment, but we do have a scholarship fund available to our members.
Q. I'm in work, is there help I can get towards the cost of equipment?
A. Yes, the Access To Work scheme is a government run initiative designed to help your employer meet the cost of any specialist equipment you need to do your job.
Q. I'm a student, is there help I can get towards the cost of equipment?
A. Yes, the Disabled Students Allowance is available to help you meet the cost of equipment or support services you need to complete your studies whilst in higher education.
Q. I'm retired, is there help I can get towards the cost of equipment?
A. Yes, the Aid For The Aged In Distress (AFTAID) offers grants to people past the age of retirement in the UK, who have low income and minimal savings. The grants can be used to purchase access technology and other equipment.
Q. I'm not retired, a student or in full time work, can I get help anywhere else?
A. Try contacting your local society for blind or partially sighted people. They will know about any funding available in your area. Alternatively you can pick up a low cost refurbished computer through the the Remploy eCycle Online scheme.
Q. Are there any other options available?
A. If you have a friend or family member with a computer you may be able to share. Access technologies can run on standard computers and some are available for free.