This 60 minute talk will explore the technology available to assist individual's living with a disability be able to participate in today's digital society.  
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SPEAKER
David Power - County Coordiantor for AbilityNet
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AGENDA
18:00 – Doors open
18:30 – Refreshments and Networking
19:00 – Presentation
20:00 – Close

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SYNOPSIS
This 60 minute talk will explore the technology available to assist individual's living with a disability be able to participate in today's digital society.   Some people are born with a disability, for others a disability develops over time, but for some people a disability arises from an unexpected life-changing event. The talk will explore how technology can provide practical assistance to individuals living with:
• Cognitive impairment
• Impaired physical coordination
• Visual impairment
• Impaired hearing
Whilst some of the technology covered is leading edge, some of it is very much "old-school".

This is a joint evetn between BCS West Yorkshire and CAS Harrogate Community
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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Speaker: David Power
David is a county coordinator for AbilityNet's IT at Home service covering East, North and West Yorkshire, and has been a volunteer with the service since 2012.  When he started this volunteering role, the service was delivered as part of the BCS's Disability Computing Special Interest Group.   In additional to volunteering with AbilityNet, David also coordinates a similar service operated by RNIB across North and East Yorkshire. AbilityNet provides a range of support to help disabled people get the most from their home computers, tablets and smartphones. Our charity's work is backed by Microsoft and IBM. https://abilitynet.org.uk/at-home 


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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
This is a joint evetn between BCS West Yorkshire and CAS Harrogate Community
https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/west-yorkshire-branch/

" Creating a Digitally Inclusive Society, How Technology Can Help.”- West Yorkshire Branch
Date and time
26 February, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Harrogate Grammar School
Arthurs Avenue
Harrogate
West Yorkshire
England
HG2 0DZ
Price
This event is sold out