- Over 250 people from across the world attended the first Global Disability Innovation Summit, which will now become a bi-annual event
- Global Disability Innovation Hub will play host to the International Committee of the Red Cross ‘Enable Makeathon 2’ in London, launching with a Parliamentary Reception on 4th December
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone the attended, spoke at or exhibited in the Disability Innovation Summit 2017; it was an incredibly inspiring event and we are so grateful for all the support and feedback we have received.
Over the course of the summit we were privileged to hear from 70 brilliant speakers, each sharing their knowledge, experiences and stories. The range of topics blew us away, as did the level of engagement from guests and delegates.
Hosted by the Digital Anthropology Lab (DALab), London College of Fashion, UAL, Digital Resistance is a 1-day symposium conference bringing together artists, digital researchers, fashion designers, robotics experts, material science engineers, and global entrepreneurs to explore emerging themes of digital materiality and technology-augmented lived experiences.
This is the weekly news update from the GDI Hub.
Hello and welcome to the weekly news update from the GDI Hub team!
This week has been a big week in the world of being disabled as Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released a report which is based around six key areas of disabled people’s lives, they cover: Education, Work, Standard of living, Health and care, Justice and Detention and Participation and Identity.
The whole idea of the report was to make government aware to the problems disabled people face throughout their lives and how the ever changing laws and rules have a huge impact on them as well.
The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.
A report has been produced on ‘Being disabled in Britain’ by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Being Disabled In Britain) on 03 April 2017; the report is based around six key areas of disabled people’s lives and are evidence based findings, they cover: Education, Work, Standard of living, Health and care, Justice and Detention and Participation and Identity.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, one of our fantastic founding partners, is recruiting a new Director of Assistive Technology.
We're excited to see this area develop and look forward to working together to create brilliant solutions that can have global reach!
Role details below:
Director of Assistive Technology
One in six people in the UK will have a disability in their lifetime and we want to make sure that they have the opportunity to live their lives to their full potential.
The GDI Hub is delighted to announce the first of our PhD scholarship programmes with the London College of Fashion.
Applications are open now. We strongly encourage applications from disabled students. Join the GDI Hub and be part of this exciting new area of research and innovation:
PhD Scholarship University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion
Funding amount: Full scholarship to include fees & stipend
The GDI Hub are delighted to annonce a workshop and prize for our partner insitutions as part of the Grand Challanege into Transformative Technology.
PhD students from UCL and Loughborough University and researchers and PhD students from London College of Fashion, can now apply to attend a two day Disability Innovation Prize Workshop on the 16th and 17th March 2017.
We’re delighted to announce that to mark Disabled Access Day on 10th and 12th of March the Global Disability Innovation Hub are teaming up with Our Parklife to put on FREE Inclusive Design Tours of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tours will showcase design features and the most memorable 2012 venues.
Our call for papers is now live. We're looking for papers, projects, ideas, experiences and innovations to feed into our Disability Innovation Summit. We particularly welcome submissions from disabled people, innovators, young people and collaborative groups.
Submissions will be used in the following ways:
- The most pioneering, interesting or life changing submissions will be invited to present to the Summit
- We will select panel members and break out leads from entries, with an emphasis on creating diverse inputs
There’s been a lot happening this week! The GDI Hub team went along to the Office for Disability Issues hack today, a great way to share ideas and learnings. We’ve also been planning for our first ever Disability Innovation Summit, coming in July. Watch this space for more information.
With disability access hitting the headlines this week, the importance of inclusive design has been in much discussion. Public transport is such an important part of everyday life and the more people that are able to access it the better.
As technology develops our transport networks, buildings and cities there is a huge opportunity to create a more inclusive society – not just for disabled people, but for everyone. We know innovation is central to this change and we’re excited about what comes next.
It’s been a busy week in the world of disability innovation! Over in LA the Consumer Electronics Show took place, showcasing some incredible disability technologies.
You will be helping to develop the Hubs communication activities using its website, social media, marketing and analytics while providing general assistance to the team. This is an opportunity for someone who enjoys the digital space and is passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities.
Do you have a passion for innovation, design, diversity or development and want to disrupt the world of disability?
We are looking for talented disabled people from different backgrounds with the experience, influence and ideas necessary to make a huge success of the Global Disability Innovation Hub, based at the new University College London (UCL) campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today welcomed the launch of the world’s first Global Disability Innovation Hub.