13 September 2023
09:30 UK / 04:30 EST
Disability Innovation Summit: Inclusive Interactions
Bringing together global experts and new voices to share big ideas and ask the question: What next for disability innovation?
[13th & 14th Sept 2023 - recordings now available for catch-up]
Catch-up on the recordings
Professor Cathy Holloway - Global Disability Innovation Hub A journey of disability innovation: the good, the bad, the untold
Kylie Shae - WHO The global need: AT within health systems, an emerging priority?
Iain McKinnon - Global Disability Innovation Hub Can cities be inclusive?
Mikaela Patrick- Global Disability Innovation Hub Can cities be inclusive?
Maria Clara Arrubla Palacio - Global Disability Innovation Hub Can cities be inclusive?
Dr D Vasudevan - Varanasi Smart Cities Ltd Can cities be inclusive?
Fuad Jamil - Kota Kita Can cities be inclusive?
Utsav Choudhury - National Institute of Urban Affairs Can cities be inclusive?
Tamirkhuu Narangerel - Universal Progress Independent Living Center (ILC) Can cities be inclusive?
Q and A - can cities be inclusive?
Fre Seghers - Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Strengthening Government Systems To Empower Children via Early Access to AT
Jamie Danemayer - Global Disability Innovation Hub Innovative data use: can we learn more from what is already available?
Dr Tigmanshu Bhatnagar - Global Disability Innovation Hub Innovation: are ecosystems ready to scale for success? [introducing]
Pete Donnelly - Founder of Wheelchair Skills College Embedding vital life skills into education to increase access to life opportunities
Niall Marshall - Koalaa How Koalaa is aiming to create sustainable access to prosthetics globally
Iain McKinnon & Mikaela Patrick - Global Disability Innovation Hub Evolution of Inclusive Design
Lizzie Smith - Founder of Gradatim My entrepreneurial journey: as a young person with cerebral palsy
Fernando Bothelo - UNICEF Assistive Technology: what’s missing and why aren’t we there already?
Nick Gompertz - Founder of EarSwitch What next for disability innovation; assistive tech build in as the new standard of tech accessibility for all?
Maryam Bandukda - Global Disability Innovation Hub Participation and Leadership [introducing]
Amba Salelkar - International Disability Alliance (IDA) No tech about us, without us
Banya Ojok - International Disability Alliance (IDA) No tech about us, without us
Anna Landre - Global Disability Innovation Hub & Professor Catherine Holloway - Global Disability Innovation Hub What fails: and what's not needed, Disability Dongles
Dr Vicki Austin - Global Disability Innovation Hub What works
Dr Vicki Austin - Global Disability Innovation Hub On joy and justice
Christopher Patnoe - Google Inclusive Innovation
Kush Kanodia - social entrepreneur How disabled people are leading innovation and systems change in the UK
Puneet Singhal - Global Network Young People With Disabilities Disability Justice and Stigma – Pathways to Change
Professor Sujatha Srinivasan - Indian Institute of Technology Madras Beyond Barriers: Journeying from Exclusion to Inclusion with R2D2 and NCAHT-IITM
Roshni Poddar - Microsoft Research India Learning opportunities for blind students - numeracy, logical thinking and accessible artifacts
Dr Andrew Blaikie - CBM How simplicity, affordability, and appropriate technology can create life-changing impacts
Can para-sport drive community-level change in Sub Saharan Africa
- Jennifer Wong - Loughborough University London
- Prof. Mufunanji Magalasi - University of Malawi
- Samuel Nakhozwe Nkhoma - I’mPOSSIBLE Educator / Para athlete / Lawyer
Pascal Bijleveld - CEO of ATscale Catalyzing action for millions more people to access assistive technology in LMICs
Lydia X. Z. Brown Resisting Cooptation of Disability Justice Revolutionary Dreams
Dr Leda Kamenopoulou - UCL Accessibility and inclusion for deafblind people living in the Global South
Systems and action to advance disability inclusive financial services in the UK.
Kathryn Townsend - Head of Customer Vulnerability Government Disability & Access Ambassador (banking sector)
Daniella Decker - International Finance Corporation Disability inclusive financial services
Local Innovation and Production Ecosystem Building in Nepal
- Ben Oldfrey - Global Disability Innovation Hub
- Amit Ratna Bajracharya - Certified Prosthetist Orthotist Limb Care Nepal
- Ganga Gurung - Occupational Therapist
Tom Shakespeare - LSHTM Participation and Leadership. the ghost in the machine": putting disabled people back in the driving seat
Future tech: revolutionary solutions and AI – the new face of disability inclusion?
- Professor Cathy Holloway - Global Disability Innovation Hub
- Youngjun Cho - Global Disability Innovation Hub
- Richard Cave - Global Disability Innovation Hub
- Brian Mwenda - Hope Tech and Senses Hub
The Start-up Model for Disability Innovation in Africa: A Journey through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur in Ghana.
Derick Omari - Technology Entrepreneur, Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Consultant
The Start-up Model for Disability Innovation in Africa
Bernard Chiira - Kenya Country Representative (GDI Hub CIC) and Director of GDI Hub's Innovate Now accelerator
Gifty Ayoka: Breaking Communication barrier in Ghana using Google’s Project Relate App
Here's a snap-shot of who will be joining this years summit...see the speakers page for full details. More being added.
Dr Leda Kamenopoulou
Professor Sujatha Srinivasan
Lydia X. Z. Brown
Dr Andrew Blaikie
Dr Kush Kanodia
Amit Ratna Bajracharya.
Prof. Mufunanji Magalasi.
Samuel Nakhozwe Nkhoma
Build-up events across the summer that feed into the Disability Innovation Summit
- Launch event: England Country Capacity Assessment of AT Thursday 7th Sept 2023, 1-2pm BST [online event - Register now]
This digital launch will be an opportunity for us to present report findings, sharing more on the complex state of AT in England. While we found that delivery systems tend to provide quality products that have a strong, positive impact on people’s lives, processes are often slow and stressful for users and providers alike. This research aimed to support policymakers in identifying actions to strengthen service delivery to better meet disabled people’s needs, improving outcomes for AT users and reducing inefficiencies in the current approach.
- Building a roadmap for Assistive Technology innovation Thursday 7th Sept 2023, 1-4.15pm BST [in person event - Register now]
Bringing together researchers, industry experts, clinicians and innovators to showcase the latest interdisciplinary research in AT innovation, considering how research translates into new products and services, and how we can create a roadmap for the advancement of Assistive Technology. This event is brought to you by TIDAL Network Plus - Transformative Innovation in the Delivery of Assisted Living products and services, supported by Health Innovation Manchester.