Disability in an increasingly digital world

The Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) is presenting an event about how communications and smart devices can help those with disabilities.


Technology assisting the world’s billion disabled has been clunky and expensive in the past. The speaker suffered from this growing up as a vision impaired person. Today’s means of communicating via smart devices now offers a dramatic improvement in opening up access to the digital world, whatever an individual’s limitations in terms of vision, speech, hearing, either physical or cognitive. Inclusive design of our digital products promises to bring benefits to every corner of society and may well be the solution to many problems in healthcare, social care and society at large.


About the speaker

Chris Lewis has been a telecoms analyst for 30 years working with IDV, Logica, the Yankee Group and Ovum. He now runs his own business, Lewis Insight, consulting with stakeholders across the industry. He has also founded ‘The Great Telco Debate” as a platform for debating the future role of our beloved telcos. Chris sits on the RNIB”s Solutions Board and chairs the UK Vision 2020 Technology of Life Group. Be sure to ask about blind golf, cricket and tennis as well. Oh, and if you live in West London keep an eye out for him on a tandem (not the front).


Programme details:

Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Time: 19:00 arrival and registration, 19:30 start

Location: Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR


Registration information

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your free place.

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