ICT for Disabled People

Thursday 5 July 2012, 10.00 – 13.00pm Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

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As Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) underpin so many aspects of modern life, it is vital that the 10 million disabled people in the UK have access to them. However, there are barriers which can make the use of ICT challenging – for example almost half of all disabled people do not access the internet regularly.

This seminar organised by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability will give you the chance to hear from leading experts in the field about the potential for ICT to improve the quality of life of users with disabilities, how the accessibility of ICT can be improved and what is currently standing in the way of progress. Attendees will also have the chance to view exhibits and network with representatives from charities, academia, government and business.

Programme

10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.05 Exhibitions

Exhibitors include BT, MicroLink and The Helen Hamlyn Centre
for Design

10.45 Introductory Remarks

Anne McGuire MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability

10.50 Presentations


11.50 Exhibitions

More time to view the exhibits and network with attendees

13.00 Close

To attend please register online at ictfordisabledpeople.eventbrite.com or telephone 020 7219 8377 by Friday 29th June.