Upcoming webinar to discuss challenges and opportunities around assistive tech for disabled people
Leonard Cheshire is hosting a free webinar to explore how assistive technology has supported disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entitled ‘Changing perceptions, challenges and opportunities around assistive technology for people with disabilities during the pandemic’, the webinar will take place on Friday 30 October at 2pm.
Leonard Cheshire’s director of assistive technology Steve Tyler will be sitting down for a ‘fireside chat’ with Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo, senior disability adviser at the World Bank Group.
During the webinar, they will discuss the ways in which assistive technology supports people with disabilities to upskill and engage in employment. The online session will also cover the importance of guiding technological development so progress on accessibility does not slow or roll back.
Furthermore, the national disability charity’s webinar will explore how enhanced technology can enable an ongoing inclusive response to COVID-19 and influence the post-pandemic recovery to ensure the global ‘build back better’ agenda is fully inclusive.
To register for the free webinar, click here
To help keep care home residents engaged and connected during the COVID-19 lockdown period, a new Clevertouch interactive display unit and some VR headsets have allowed residents at the Leonard Cheshire Hill House care home in Sandbach, Cheshire, to take in the sights of Arley Hall’s vast grounds and stunning gardens.