The Dart Project

DART is run by a consortium of Specialist Colleges led by Beaumont College, National Star College and Henshaws College. The project is also supported by Natspec and by Colleges Scotland / Colleges Development Network.


This project seeks to:

  • Improve Assistive Technology practice in the FE and Skills sector
  • Enable the replication of the innovative Assistive Technologist role
  • Produce Assistive Technology case studies for the sector
  • Conduct original research in order to understand the changing nature of how Assistive Technology is used in the College sector (note this research will be compared longitudinally with previous research)


This project will provide:

  •  ‘Deep Support’ for 10 providers who will get assistance with:
    • Staff training
    • Implementation of AT solutions
    • Assistance with the development of assistive technologist style roles, including recruitment assistance or re-training
    • Access to assessment kits that have been purchased by the project
    • A total of five days contact time allocated to each provider and access to telephone support, note that contact days could include work shadowing
    • We expect to shortlist and inform successful applicant colleges within May 2014, with initial meetings taking place in May or June 2014

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