Assistive Technology APPG

Formed - 15 Feb 2017
Last updated - 24 Feb 2020

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To disseminate knowledge, generate debate and facilitate engagement on assistive technology amongst members of both Houses of Parliament.

Current Members
Name Role Party
Seema Malhotra Chair & Registered Contact Labour (Co-op) (Feltham and Heston)
Lord Low of Dalston Co-Chair Crossbench
John Cryer Officer Labour (Leyton and Wanstead)
Neil Coyle Officer Labour (Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
Mr Barry Sheerman Officer Labour (Co-op) (Huddersfield)
Bill Esterson Officer Labour (Sefton Central)
Alex Burghart Officer Conservative (Brentwood and Ongar)
Lord Addington Officer Liberal Democrat
Mrs Sharon Hodgson Officer Labour (Washington and Sunderland West)
Lord Shinkwin Officer Conservative
Baroness Uddin Officer Non-affiliated
Lord Rennard Officer Liberal Democrat
Assistive Technology APPG Contact Details as of 24 Feb 2020

Registered Contact:

Seema Malhotra MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8957. Email:

Public Enquiry Point:

Geena Vabulas, Policy Connect, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 020 7202 8582. Email:


Policy Connect acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
Date Source Value Benefit Received
4 Feb 2020 Policy Connect Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: Blackboard Ally, Tobii Dynavox, TextHelp, Bournemouth University, Ace Centre, Douglas Stewart Edu, iansyst, ai-media, Connect, Inclusive Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Microsoft, Possum, Smartbox, Scanning Pens, Sight and Sound, Note Taking Express, Lexxic, Dolphin, Pretorian, AbilityNet   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021 £99,001
22 Jun 2019 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2019 To : 21/06/2020 £88,501
22 Jun 2018 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2018 To : 21/06/2019 £64,501
22 Jun 2017 Policy Connect Secretariat   From : 22/06/2017 To : 21/06/2018 £70,501
1 Feb 2017 Policy Connect Policy Connect is paid by Liberator Ltd, Possum Limited, and Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/02/2017 To : 31/01/2018 £16,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Assistive Technology APPG

Former Members
Name Role Party Departed on
Lord Holmes of Richmond Co-Chair Non-affiliated 5 Nov 2019
Matt Warman Officer Conservative (Boston and Skegness) 27 Mar 2019