Technology For Life - Full Conference Coverage
Listen to the audio from the Technology for Life conference which took place at Glasgow's Science Centre from 6-7 September 2012.
Conference Coverage - Day 1
Accessible Planetarium Show
Hold a tactile star ball (hemisphere) with the constellation patterns embossed onto it and will be guided through the astronomy of the sky with your fingertips.
Introduction To Workshops
John Legg, Director RNIB Scotland.
Workshop 1: Digital Arts and Personal Development
Patricia Glackin, Campaigns Officer RNIB NI, Harry Reid Campaigns Team Leader RNIB NI and Charlene Brunty, RNIB NI Digital Arts Summer School Participant.
Workshop 2: Improving, Integrating, Empowering and Innovating: Telehealthcare in Scotland towards 2020
Moira Mackenzie, Telecare Development Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare and Alistair Hodgson, Research Policy Officer, Joint Improvement Team.
Workshop 3: Consumerization of IT - Enabling Technology For All
Graeme Campbell, Microsoft Business Manager – Enterprise Local Government and Public Safety (Scotland & IOM)
Workshop 4: Digital Education
George McLaughlin, Law Student University of Strathclyde
Civic Reception - Glasgow City Council
The Lord Provost of Glasgow's representative welcomes conference delegates to the city..
Conference Dinner - Speech 1
Kevin Carey, Chair of RNIB
Conference Dinner - Speech 2
George Kerscher - Secretary General of the Daisy Consortium
Conference Dinner - Speech 3
Anne McGuire MP - Shadow Minister for Disabled People
Conference Dinner - Speech 4Prof Bernard Conway, Head of Department of Bioengineering, University of Strathclyde
Conference Coverage - Day 2
Welcome & Introduction
John Legg, Director RNIB Scotland
Setting The Scene
Kevin Carey, Chair RNIB
Keynote Address: Tools for Digital Inclusion
Jean MacLellan, Adult Care and Support Division Scottish Government
Digital Participation For Everyone
Tom Lanigan, Microsoft Business Manager - Central Government & Health
Cllr Matt Kerr, Executive Member for Social Care Glasgow City Council
Inclusive Publishing, the Key to Accessible Digital Books
George Kerscher Ph.D., Secretary General of the DAISY Consortium
Breakout Sessions: Digital Access
Session 1: Travel Wayfinding – Current and Future
John Worsfold, Senior Accessibility Specialist RNIB
Session 2: Access to Shopping and Money
Steve Webb and Naomi Butters, Business and Partnership Development Executive RNIB
Session 3: TV & Radio
Richard Orme, Head of Accessibility RNIB
Session 4: Reading
Anna Jones, Development Manager Digital Media and Reading RNIB
Electronic referral and digital images: Scottish Eyecare Integration Project
Dr Roshini Sanders, National Clinical Lead Eyecare Integration Project Scotland
Dr. Keith Mathieson, Reader University of Strathclyde
Keynote Address: Inclusive technology for older and disabled people
Prof Vicki L Hanson, Chair of Inclusive Technologies University of Dundee School of Computing
Older People and The Internet
Robin Spinks Principal Manager Digital Accessibility RNIB and Angela Edwards, Research Officer RNIB
Improving Scotland’s Digital infrastructure and Engagement
Alison Mitchell, Digital Team at the Scottish Government
Digital Engagement: An International Perspective. Can Scotland Lead The World In Digital Inclusion?
Stephen King, President of the DAISY Consortium
Session 5: Users perspective: Young and Old
Ken Reid, Chair RNIB Scotland and Hussein Patwa, Technical Consultant
Session 6: Online - “Get Connected”
Michelle Herbert, Digital Inclusion Manager RNIB Cymru and Steven Scott and Allan Russell, Broadcast Producers Insight Radio
Session 7: Apps For Living
Robin Spinks Principal Manager Digital Accessibility RNIB and Steve Jacobs, CEO Apps4Android, Inc.
Session 8: Sensory Inclusion
Jean MacLellan, Adult Care and Support Division Scottish Government and Harry McQuillan, Trustee Action on Hearing Loss
Ken Reid, Chair of RNIB Scotland
The two-day international conference will explore how digital technology is transforming independent living for those with sensory impairments.
This conference is supported by the Scottish Government and will be especially important for the statutory, voluntary, technological and research sectors.
Image: RNIB Chair Kevin Carey addressing delegates
Image: Jean MacLellan from the Scottish Government
Image: Delegates enjoying lunch at Glasgow's Science Centre