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- Panel Sessions
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaker Name: Sally Ward
Seminar Title: Networkology – The Science Behind Employee Networks/Resource Groups
Disability Networks are increasingly being seen as a key component in helping an organisation become disability confident. If you are involved with disabled people or those with long term health conditions, you will find this seminar helpful in understanding how to make it easier for employees to navigate the experience of ill health, disability or the experience of an accident or injury, at the same time as flourishing at work.
Speaker Name: David Miller
Seminar Title: How to get the most from your online dating.
David will be giving advice on how to get the most from your online dating by writing a good profile and developing an action plan for dating success.
Speaker Name: Rachael Parker
Seminar Title: Written communication - falling on Deaf ears
Did you know that Deaf Sign Language users often cannot read English well? Could this mean the information that you provide to potential and existing customers in written format is missing these potential customers? Rachael Parker from BSL Courses will be explaining how your business can make small, inexpensive changes to the format of your information to reach Deaf British Sign Language users.
Speaker Name: Ian Abbott
Seminar Title: Managing the impact of vibration on manual wheelchair users
Many studies have shown how damaging Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is on the human body, causing severe lower back pain, spasms, nerve damage and pressure sores amongst other things. We examine the evidence and the best solutions available now.
Speaker Name: Ara Shikhalislami
Seminar Title: Transreport: Technology to Improve the Passenger Experience
With a broad range of technologies readily available to organisations, innovation is essential for small businesses to thrive in the modern world. Transreport is a technology company which uses technology to improve the passenger experience, starting with their Passenger Assist system - launching nationally across the U.K. rail industry this year.
Speaker Name: David Rose
Seminar Title: THE POWER OF PEER SUPPORT
David will relate some of the physical and psychological challenges that may be encountered during the post-amputation process. The seminar will be based on David’s personal experience as an above knee amputee and will explore the importance and power of peer support mentoring in rehabilitation, based on his own experience as a peer volunteer and on outcomes from the LA’s long standing peer service – its Volunteer Visitor Network.
Speaker Name: Kath Sutherland
Seminar Title: Breaking Down the Barriers: Finding effective solutions using coproduction.
We operate an award-winning national service that assists everyone with any form of impairment, to negotiate complex health and social care issues, with a focus on employment and self-employment. This seminar demonstrates how our practical, common sense approach highlights the benefits of using coproduction. It is aimed at individuals, employers, health and social care professionals, and anyone who wants to consider alternative approaches to increasing the inclusion of disabled people.
Speaker Name: Sean Tibbetts
Seminar Title: Cyber Eyez Smart Glasses Change Lives
Cyber Eyez is an amazing application that takes advantage of multiple hardware platforms to provide a myriad of functions for people with low vision or blindness. From magnifying computer screens and paper documents to reading text in over 150 languages and even providing sentiment analysis for mood identification Cyber Eyez is a life-changing technology for people with low vision or blindness.