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Journey to Independence: Assistive Technology & Skills

Journey to Independence: Assistive Technology & Skills

22nd June 2017

In this first meeting of the Parliamentary year, the Skills & Employment and Assistive Technology (AT) Groups shall join together to examine the skills challenge facing the assistive technology sector and it’s users.

We shall discuss some of the key barriers for users of AT and why addressing these skills challenges are so crucial in answering larger questions regarding inclusivity for those with various disabilities and impairments in the workplace and wider society. Although important work is already taking place across the globe to develop solutions, it is critical to ensure that the two worlds of AT and skills in the UK are working together to deliver effectively for people with assistive technology needs, aiding them on their “journey to independence”.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lord Chris Holmes, Member of the House of Lords and Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer
  • Anna Reeves DL, Centre Manager, ACE Centre
  • Paul Doyle, Head of Access, Research and Development, Hereward College

The meeting will take place on Thursday the 22nd of June 2017, between 13:00 – 15:00, House of Lords.

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills & Employment

Location
House of Lords
SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom