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Assistive Technology: From policy to practice

During this webinar, we will discuss how social care service providers can translate high-level objectives into supportive approaches. Further questions we look to answer include how the policies aimed at the digitalisation of society will impact the sector and what can service providers do to support their clients and, at the same time, claim their role as key actors in modern caring societies?

14:00 to 15:30

Assistive Technology plays an important role in initiatives of organisations like the WHO, the WIPO and networks such as AAATE and GAATO. The European Commission, in its recently launched Disability Strategy 2020-2030, has embraced Digital Accessibility as the main gateway to an inclusive society. During this webinar, we will discuss how social care service providers can translate high-level objectives into supportive approaches. Further questions we look to answer include how the policies aimed at the digitalisation of society will impact the sector and what can service providers do to support their clients and, at the same time, claim their role as key actors in modern caring societies?

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This webinar is the first of 6 events dedicated to assistive technologies and hosted by EASPD's Person-Centred Technology Member Forum.

Programme:

ActivitySpeakerTime
Welcome + technicalities Evert Jan Hoogerwerf (AIAS Bologna) - 14:00 - 14:05
Overview of policy frameworksKonstantina Leventi (EASPD)14:05 - 14:20
Global perspective; Barriers encountered on the ground in services for Persons with disabilitiesChapal Khasnabis (WHO)14:20 - 14:30
European perspective; European Disability Strategy 2020-2030Karel Vanderpoorten (EC)14:30 - 14:40
The expectations of technology users (in particular regarding support services) Kamil Goungor and Laura AlĨiauskaitÄ— (ENIL)14:40 - 14:50
Panel DiscussionSamuel Chardon (Centre de la Gabrielle), Donatella Mattia (Santa Lucia), Klaus Horckner (Austrian Association in support of the blind and visually impaired).14:50 - 15:20
Q&A 15:20 - 15:30