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17 & 18
March 2020

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Seminar Theatre 7

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

Suzanne Edwards & Edward Handscombe speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Suzanne Edwards & Edward Handscombe

Seminar Title: An Accessible World Awaits. Breaking down the barriers to travel

With the acquisition of accessible accommodation startup, Accomable, in 2017, Airbnb has been continuing its work to make the platform more accessible and to break down some of the barriers disabled travellers face. Our talk will take you behind the scenes of some of those changes and will showcase new possibilities for sharing your passion with the world and embracing adventure!

Arne Compernolle speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Arne Compernolle

Seminar Title: Active Reach to help ADL execution and to support health

The Active Reach or anterior tilt of a power wheelchair has some very specific benefits for the user. These vary from a functional, clinical and psycho-social benefits. During this seminar, you will discover step by step this feature and how it can improve your posture and how you can benefit from it during your daily activities, transfers and even during a chat with your friends and family.

Peter Lyne speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Peter Lyne

Seminar Title: ‘The Wheels of Life’

Removing ‘barriers’ encountered within the lifestyles of disabled people. Striving to improve levels of social inclusion and equality which will address the social ‘model’ as well as the medical ‘model’ of health and wellbeing. Disabled people should be allowed as equal as possible opportunities within their lives as those experienced by ‘non-disabled’ individuals.

Joe Harvey speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Joe Harvey

Seminar Title: Growing Up With Autism

Joe’s presentation is about his journey with autism, from school to now. He talks about what strategies school had used for certain behaviours, and if they didn’t work, then he explains why not. There are lots of insights about how a person with autism ‘works’. Joe also discusses how he was able to independently travel to college and how he didn’t want to use the services of the special needs department, preferring to be the same as everyone else.

Graham Nolan and Christine Hardy speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Graham Nolan and Christine Hardy

Seminar Title: The Care Act (2014) and Deafblind Assessments – five years on!

The Care Act (2014) came in to force in April 2015, outlining clear rights for people who are deafblind in particular for specialist assessments, and their potential outcomes. Five years later we pose the question of what has been the impact for this group? We will use new research to discuss if the law is being met if people are aware of their rights and how can we increase awareness.

Dominic Lund-Conlon speaking in Seminar Theatre 7 at 15.30 - 16.00

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Dominic Lund-Conlon

Seminar Title: The importance of the right review

Review My Wheelchair lead editor Dominic Lund-Conlon will run through some of the important elements that make up a great review and how this can benefit you as the customer, the retailer or the manufacturer.

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