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Bath-based charity Designability is holding its 51st free annual lecture, which will look at developing assistive products for one person versus mass production as well as how to make digital technology work better for disabled people.

The lecture – ‘Design for Independence: Developing assistive products for disabled people’ – will be given by researcher, designer and Ross Atkin, who recently appeared on the BBC’s The Big Life Fix. The talk is open to anyone who is interested and could prove an insightful opportunity for healthcare professionals.

Ross will discuss his experiences of developing high-tech assistive products in partnership with disabled people, both as part of the BBC TV programme ‘The Big Life Fix’ and in his own design practice with organisations like Transport for London, Stannah and TFH Sensory Toys.

He will also compare the differences between designing for one person and developing assistive products for mass production, as well as explore the different opportunities for digital technology to make assistive technology work better for users.

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At Designability’s lecture, attendees will also have the chance to meet the Designability design and engineering team to find out more about the charity’s latest projects to help people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network over drinks and canapes before the talk begins.

The event takes place on the 27th November 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at East Building, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Interested parties can register to the event for free here

For any questions about the event, email Fiona Cromwell, Marketing and Communications Officer at Designability, on

Founded in 1968, Designability is a charity that researches and develops products to give people greater independence and dignity in their daily lives.

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