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08 December 2021
14:00 UK / 09:00 EST
Free

Royal Academy of Engineering Innovation Leaders Webinar Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Almost a billion people (15% of our people, #Wethe15) live with disabilities, making it by population the third-largest country in the world after China and India. Yet, many of these disabilities are invisible to us. Join us at @RAEngGlobal (The Royal Academy of Engineering) special event to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPwD) on 8th December.

Come and discover the innovations of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s #InnovationLeaders and work by UK universities in breaking new research boundaries, developing policy and creating fairer societies; to help to fight for rights for people with disabilities in the post-COVID era.

Panelists

Professor Cathy Holloway is a Co-founder, Academic Director of GDI Hub and Professor at UCL’s Interaction Centre is an HEI panellist at the Academy event. She is the member of the Expert Advisory Group for the World Health Organization WHO’s World Report on Assistive Technology, keynote speaker at WHO at Paralympic games. Cathy will shed light on accelerating disability innovation for a fairer world through human-computer interaction, assistive technology and policy.

Chantalle Hawley is the Assistant Director, Student Life at the University of Suffolk. Her role is to ensure that universities make adjustments to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, can benefit from their learning experience and have equitable opportunities at employment when they graduate. Chantelle leads a wide portfolio of student services and, since 2009, has led services in information, advice and guidance, safeguarding, international, faith, disability, mental health and wellbeing, counselling, and student finance.

Barry Hayward, Head of Disability Support at King’s College London.

Along with UK universities panellists, come and discover the innovations from our LIF #innovationleaders in tackling disability, breaking new research boundaries, developing policy and creating fairer societies; to help to fight for rights for people with disabilities in the post-COVID era.

The event is open to all, however registration is required.