Seminar Theatre 6
- Design & Build summit
- Moving & Handling Lab
- Seminar Theatre 3
- Seminar Theatre 4
- Seminar Theatre 5
- Seminar Theatre 6
- Seminar Theatre 7
- Panel Sessions
Speaker Name: Jane Hatton
Seminar Title: What makes disabled people such fantastic employees?
Why should employers be excited about employing disabled people? And how should disabled candidates ‘sell’ themselves to employers? We look at employment from the point of view of the employer and the disabled candidate to see how each can help the other. An inclusive workplace benefits everyone.
Speaker Name: Rachel Davies / Stephen Smaje
Seminar Title: The Benefits of taking part in Snowsport
What we do as a Charity that has been delivering Snowsport for over 40 years to people with ranging disabilities, in the Uk and in the Mountains Outlining the benefits of engaging in Snowsport has for us, and what equipment is available to help people get back on Snow.
Speaker Name: Kathryn Knowles
Seminar Title: Cura, The Special Risks Experts: Insuring the Uninsurable
Kathryn will be speaking about improving access to protection insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. As a specialist insurance broker, Kathryn and her team have been contacted countless times by people, that have been told they are "uninsurable" This simply is not the case, it's all about understanding medical conditions, understanding the insurance industry, and knowing where to look.
Speaker Name: Guy Chaudoir
Seminar Title: How to get a job in 7 seconds
On average a recruiter will look at your CV and decide on whether to take your application to the next stage in 7 seconds. This session from Scope’s Employment team, who support disabled people to find work, demonstrates the common reasons why a CV fails to get to that next stage and demonstrate some quick and easy ways to make your application stand out.
Speaker Name: Abi Jenkins
Seminar Title: Setting Trends for a Fashionable Future
In a world where you can buy kitchen utensils in any colour under the sun, travel mugs in a range of sizes, shapes and colours, and rugs with pictures of your pet on, it seems bizarre that you can’t get accessibility aids to match your taste - lack of imagination from designers? Or a lack of respect for the needs of the user?
Speaker Name: Shezad Nawab MBE
Seminar Title: Communication barriers between the deaf, disabled and hearing people in business?
Presentation (including power point slides); an introduction to me, my successes and failures, communication barriers and thought provoking questions for you to consider for your business; workforce, diversity, blue chip companies and SME organisations. Adjusting working practises to consider: vision, body language, trust and confidence with deaf and disabled businesses. Working with British Sign Language interpreters and support workers. Utilising the DWP’s Access To Work scheme.
Speaker Name: Michael Vermeersch
Seminar Title: Our story of Disability Inclusion
Disability Inclusion in the workplace allows organisations to play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They change behaviour and culture in their own businesses, networks and communities. If a business is confident on the subject of disability, it attracts a diverse workforce; it increases workplace productivity; it improves its customer experience hugely; it innovates. Learn how and why to embrace disability as talent.
Speaker Name: Saverio Murgia
Seminar Title: Horus, the wearable assistant for blind and visually impaired
Horus is the easiest to use wearable assistant designed specifically for people who are either fully blind or visually impaired. Its user interface and algorithms allow the user to listen to text, recognize products and faces and identify obstacles in a very easy and intuitive way.
Speaker Name: Simon Stevens
Seminar Title: Keeping people with high support needs on the agenda
An exploration of the politics of impairment and disability in relation to people with high support needs
Speaker Name: Helen Dolphin MBE
Seminar Title: Blue Badges, Eligibility and Parking
The government announced in 2018 that eligibility for Blue Badges was being extended to include those with non-visible disabilities. This seminar will inform attendees about who now qualifies, where a Blue Badge allows you to park and other discounts available. There will also be an opportunity for people to ask about their parking issues.
Speaker Name: Paul Bepey
Seminar Title: STAFF FACING ACCESSIBILITY END TO END OPERATING MODEL
End to The BBC’s End to End Model for Staff Facing Accessibility, discussing ATW, Software/project lifecycle, Service Design and Standards.
Speaker Name: Hayley Mason
Seminar Title: Navigating the SEN Maze
This presentation will give parents a basic understanding of what their child is entitled to and how to go about achieving it. It will discuss requests for EHC Needs Assessments, what to expect in an EHC Plan, common problems with EHC Plans, situations where parents should appeal and an outline of how to Appeal. It will also include some interesting statistics and helpful advice to navigating the ‘maze’ that surrounds legal entitlement for children and young persons with special educational needs.
Speaker Name: Liz Johnson
Seminar Title: Importance of Adaptability to Optimise Performance
Obstacles often creates opportunities – adapting your mindset can increase productivity and reduce or eradicate the limitations of barrier. The importance of differentiation and a balanced representation of any demographic within any team to achieve success.
Speaker Name: Mark Bullock
Seminar Title: The Future of Inclusive Sport
I will explore how disability & inclusive sport may evolve in the future & discuss what inclusion means within sport at all levels from grass roots through to high performance.