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Collaborative innovation - involving disabled people in user-led innovation

The Royal Society

Thursday, 19 June 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30 (BST)

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We would like to invite you to a PolicyLab to discuss the involvement of disabled people in user-led innovation.  This event will look at challenges and opportunities and highlight two projects in which disabled people are an integral part of the innovation process.

Collaborative innovation - involving disabled people in user-led innovation

When: Thursday 19 June 2014, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: The Royal Society, London

Please RSVP by Wednesday 11 June as places are limited.

Registration will be open from 5:30pm and the discussion will start at 6:00pm and run until 7:30pm and will be followed by light refreshments.

There is step free access to the event, induction loop in the Kohn Centre and there will be a speech-to-text provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Innovations in science and technology are taking our society further than we might have hoped possible, at a pace more rapid than we could have envisioned, even 20 years ago. These advances have touched all our lives, including the lives of disabled people, through such technology as hearing implants, software for speech recognition and dictation and devices to manage chronic disease, like type I diabetes.  

But could innovation do more to remove barriers to access? Or are those already disabled by current infrastructures at risk of being left further behind as innovation progresses without considering their needs?  

This PolicyLab event will bring together businesses, NGOs, policymakers and researchers to discuss innovation processes and how we can develop and implement them to build a more accessible and inclusive society for all.

Join Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS, who will chair the following panel:

Stephen Hicks, a Research Fellow in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, who leads the development of visual enhancement technologies for blind and partially sighted individuals.

-  Claire Mookerjee, a Project Manager at the Future Cities Catapult, a global centre of excellence on urban innovation and who is currently working on a new collaboration with Guide Dogs and Microsoft called Cities Unlocked.

-  Dr John Conway, Director of Research and Disability Officer at the Royal Agricultural University and Chair, STEM Disability Committee.

 - Rohan Slaughter, Assistant Principal SCOPE's Beaumont College in Lancaster, who was involved in the development of SCOPE's 'Enabling Technology' report and Connected Society programme with BT and the RCA's Helen Hamlyn Centre for Inclusive Design. 

 

 
Do you have questions about Collaborative innovation - involving disabled people in user-led innovation? Contact The Royal Society

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The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House terrace
SW1Y 5AG London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 June 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30 (BST)


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The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

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