The Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub has welcomed its first group of students, who have joined the Hub’s ground-breaking new Masters course in Disability, Design and Innovation.

Announced at the beginning of May 2019, the new Masters course will prepare the students to become future leaders in the emerging field of disability innovation.

Students on the Masters programme will study across three academic institutions: University College London (UCL), Loughborough University London and the London College of Fashion.

Each specialising in their individual areas of expertise, the students will learn about inclusive design alongside international development and business, providing a foundation for graduates to succeed in their own start-ups or work within the disability innovation sector globally.

GDI Hub Associate Professor Dr Tim Adlam said: “The GDI Hub is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Disability, Design and Innovation students to London. Over the next year these students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to question, create and innovate.

“Technology has the ability to change lives, but many disabled people are without access. We are creating the next generation of pioneers to push the boundaries of this evolving field and have a positive impact on the lives of disability people globally.”

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