How can AI help disabled people?

A robot sits on a bench with a laptopJoin our FREE webinar on Wednesday 17 April 2024 between 1pm - 2pm BST with Robin Christopherson MBE and special guests, including Microsoft, and Headway the brain injury association, who will ask 'How can AI help disabled people?' and enthuse about the myriad of ways AI (Artificial Intelligence) can improve your life! 

In the webinar, tech expert and Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, Robin and guests will guide us through an inspiring exploration of how AI is empowering and transforming the lives of disabled people, highlighting current examples of AI in action.

In the webinar you will:

  • Learn about how AI can make everyday tasks more efficient.
  • Discover revolutionary assistive technologies like voice-controlled smart homes, AI-powered prosthetics, and personalised learning tools. 
  • Learn how AI is breaking down communication barriers, promoting independence, and opening doors to new employment opportunities. 
  • Hear compelling stories from the disability community and gain insights from experts on the future of inclusive AI, including contributions from Headway the brain injury association. 

Don't miss this chance to learn how AI is building a more accessible and equitable world for everyone. Register now!

 

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Who will benefit from this webinar?

Anyone who is disabled, or who lives or works with disabled people, or who is simply interested in how AI technology developments can improve and empower people's lives.

Meet the panellists

Robin ChristophersonRobin Christopherson, MBE

Robin is Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet and is a leading light in the global community of accessibility and digital inclusion specialists. 

Robin's own experience of sight-loss gives him a first-hand experience of the power of digital tech to transform people's lives - and he loves nothing more than showing people how he uses computers, the internet, his phone, Amazon Alexa and many other technologies as part of his daily life.

It has also made him a passionate and powerful advocate for accessibility, inclusive design and digital inclusion, making the case for social and technical changes to business, government, third sector, universities and many other organisations.

Michael Vermeersch, Accessibility Go to Market Manager at Microsoft

MProfile image of Michael Vermeerschichael's focus is landing Microsoft’s commitment to bridge the “Disability Divide”. Company-wide, alongside customers, partners, and communities, Michael’s scope is to increase societal inclusion for people with disabilities. The commitment covers technology, talent development and workplace culture. 

Using his creative neuro-diverse thinking and passion for inclusion, Michael created Microsoft’s Digital Inclusion offering, to empower inclusive organisations gain greater business advantage. 

Michael also chairs Microsoft’s UK Disability Employee Resource Group and was invited to 10 Downing Street to present his views on bringing disabled talent into work.

His personal proudest achievement is having brought Microsoft UK to Disability Confident Leadership status.

Michael received Microsoft’s highest Platinum Club award for his work in disability inclusion. Listed as one of UK ‘s top 80 neurodiversity evangelists on LinkedIn, he is in the 2021 Disability Power 100, which celebrates Britain’s most influential disabled people.

Graphic showing face with hands wrapped around the sides, text reads: Headway the brain injury associationTamsin Keyes, Headway the brain injury association

Tamsin KeyesIn the webinar, Tamsin Keyes, Publications and Research Manager at Headway the Brain Injury Association will share case studies of how AI has the potential to help people affected by acquired brain injuries. Tamsin produces and reviews Headway's publications, including award-winning booklets, e-booklets and factsheets. She also manages Headway's statistics and research projects.

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Everyone who registers will receive the recording, slides and transcript after the event, so do sign up even if you can't attend on the broadcast date. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for any more queries about our webinar! 

Q&A

This webinar will be 60 minutes and include an opportunity to pose questions to the panel. Any unanswered questions will be answered on this page after the webinar broadcast. 

Do you know an elderly person or a group of older people who want to know more about using digital devices?
We are offering a set of tailored Digital Skills sessions to people aged 65+ in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow. Group and individual sessions available.

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Date of webinar: 
17 Apr 2024 - 13:00