Maggie Ellis originally qualified with a Diploma and later graduating as an Occupational Therapist, working in a range of service provision including management of physical disability, mental health and learning disability services, sometimes combining NHS and Social Services. She has been Chairman of the British OT Association (now RCOT). and of the European OT Committee and has also been a Member of several university and research boards. EU and ISO Technical Committee Membership brought wider experience linking user needs with planners and policy makers, especially concerned with Appropriate Design and Practice for People with a Disability, including Accessible Transport. Maggie is currently a Member of some ISO Technical Committees for similar topics. She also Coordinates the European Group for eTechnology.
There is an increasing demand for service providers to work closely with industry to maximise opportunities for Independent Living, use of better health and care, the question is how well can you manage this?
This session will summarise possible options, invite your involvement and suggestions, helping to look forward to this demanding future.