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XMA Awarded Contract to Provide Assistive Technology Packages

  • Published: 2010-06-17 : Author: XMA
  • Synopsis: Xma Awarded £24 Million Contract To Provide Assistive Technology Packages To Learners With Profound Physical Impairments And Special Educational Needs.

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XMA Awarded £24 Million Contract To Provide Assistive Technology Packages To Learners With Profound Physical Impairments And Special Educational Needs.

ICT education specialists, XMA, have a reason to celebrate this week having been awarded a contract to deliver equipment to aid learning for children with profound physical impairments and Special Educational Needs.

The £24 million pound initiative is part of the Government Home Access program and will be delivered by XMA and Assistive Technology experts iansyst. It will provide up to 12,000 individually configured computer packages for children with profound physical impairments and Special Educational Needs.

Becta, the government agency for technology in learning responsible for delivering the Home Access program is urging those that may be eligible to apply quickly.

Nick Shacklock, Director of the Home Access program said, "With 12,000 children set to benefit from personalized 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."

Leading IT solutions provider XMA is based in Nottinghamshire and has a heritage in supplying government-backed ICT programs. They supplied more than 50,000 laptops last year as part of the Computers for Pupils program and currently supply over 2,000 schools with ICT products, services and solutions.

Simon Perret, XMA's Managing Director said, "We're delighted to be selected alongside iansyst to deliver this program. XMA is already delivering thousands of computers to low-income families through the Home Access Program and this extends the provision of computers and internet access to many more low-income families, which we are certain enhances the learning of those children and their families."

iansyst Chairman Ian Litterick said "We're thrilled to be delivering this project with XMA. It will make a major difference to the lives of those who are otherwise doubly excluded, both by income and disability, from the benefits of IT and the internet. The program demonstrates the importance Assistive Technology now has in the mainstream."

For more details about XMA, visit or call 0115 846 4000. For more details about iansyst, visit or call 01223 420 101. For more details about Home Access, visit or call 0800 988 4464.

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