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Disability, Stigma & the role of Innovation - Disability Innovation Live, 6th Aug 2020

The second of the GDI Hub's new digital event series will take place at 1-2pm on Thursday 6th August exploring;

The role of stigma in preventing disability inclusion, and what enables it to be overcome, focused on innovative and creative methods.

Panelists for this Disability Innovation Live will include;

  • Vicki Austin, Global Disability Innovation Hub - Culture, Paralympic legacy & how innovation can change mindsets
  • Mark Carew, Leonard Cheshire - Stigma research incorporating the perspectives of persons with disabilities & disability inclusive research processes
  • Anastasia Mirzoyants, Shujaaz - Kenyan youth & the perception of people with disabilities
  • Giulia Barbareschi, GDI Hub & UCL - Assistive technology, identity & the role of innovation

Register now for this free webinar

Vicki interviewing a female wheelchair user in Sierra Leone. .
Vicki Austin with Polio Community Leader, Sierra Leone. Photo credit: Angus Stewart

Disability Innovation Live

Sharing knowledge and experiences in disability innovation, GDI Hub's new Disability Innovation Live is a space for questions, ideas and reflections - we'll be telling the stories behind the innovations, the people behind the products and the pathways to success.

Disability Innovation Live will feature global experts and invited guests. Each month will focus on a different topic or theme. The series will be suitable for all levels of experience - from those working in disability innovation, to people just beginning to explore this area.

What to expect

Designed to spark conversation and debate; panelists will provide an overview of their work followed by a wider discussion on the topic.

Register to join live or watch this space for more details on our upcoming sessions.