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Assistive Technology Everyday Technology v Specialist Technology

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Published 11:47 on 29 Jul 2020

Tuesday 4 August 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Technology plays a day to day role in our lives and mobile phones, tablets, Alexa and Siri are common place. Imagine the impact on your life if you were no longer able to interact with a touch screen or keyboard or give voice commands.

Join us for a virtual event in which assistive technology expert, Andy Fell, will give practical demonstrations of how everyday technology and specialist technology can be used to help give independence to those who need it most and why specialist technology may be needed.

Case managers, ancillary medical professionals, as well as interested members in healthcare, social care, parents and clients may find this webinar useful.

This event will be also be useful for anyone caring for, working or living with people such as dementia sufferers or sufferers of other conditions which restrict their mobility who may require some form of assistive technology to enhance their independence.

Andy will explore how assistive technology has evolved, and the advantages and disadvantages of using everyday technology with a client group who are dependent on technology for some, or all, of their independence.

Andy Fell is an independent disability and assistive technology (AT) consultant with almost twenty years experience working with all disabilities and age groups. He is a qualified Rehabilitation Officer for the Visually Impaired and, since qualification, has lectured on the use of assistive technology and role of AT in the life of disabled people.

He has worked with a wide range of charitable organisations including British Dyslexia Association, was Head of Assistive Technology for Guide Dogs for the Blind and National Disability Advisor for the Royal Yacht Association. He has also worked for blue chip companies, the emergency services and various government departments including Department for Work and Pensions. Andy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chairman and founding trustee of the Wetwheels Foundation and sat on the British Dyslexia Association Workplace Assessors Professional Review Panel.

Andy is a member of the following professional bodies/associations:

National Association Disability Practitioners (MNADP)

British Dyslexia Association

He is accredited as a trainer and is consulted by many of the major assistive technology software and hardware companies. He also holds The Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate.

Last updated 11:47 on 29 July 2020

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