Assistive Technology Queensland Conference

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The Assistive Technology Queensland Conference and Exhibition is being held on 9th & 10th November at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills.

While their official start times at around 9am may be problematic for some people with disability, they do want to encourage people with disability to attend (pro-tip: start later in the day guys).

People with a disability are invited to attend free of charge and and are “invited to attend the presentation ‘Planning for Assistive Technology in NDIS Participant Plans’ occurring in Hall B on Thursday 9 November at 1.30pm, which is also free of charge for people with a disability.

Here’s the blurb from their homepage:

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme is excited to be convening the Assistive Technology QueenslandConference and Exhibition running over 9-10 November, 2017 with an extra day of pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 8 November. We are looking forward to engaging with a range of people with disability and their significant others, allied health professionals, researchers and suppliers of assistive technology.

Over the three days, the tightly packed conference program includes keynote speakers presenting at plenary sessions, plenty of short presentations running in concurrent sessions, a range of workshops, an exhibition hall and live demonstrations at the See It Live Stage in the exhibition hall.

Using AT to participATe is the over-arching theme for the conference, which embraces the objective of AT users fulfilling their life roles and enhancing well-being through the use of a broad range of equipment and technologies. The conference program provides a platform for people with disability to showcase their achievements as well as highlight challenges and barriers to using assistive technology.

The conference will provide opportunities for sharing skills, advancing ideas in assistive technology and preparing for changes in relation to service provision and funding of assistive technologies with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Queensland. The event will also be valuable for people who are not eligible for the NDIS, an opportunity to experience the latest assistive technology and to learn more about current and future service provision. It will be an ideal forum for enhancing connections in the field of assistive technology.

Their website is at: https://www.ivvy.com.au/event/ATQ17/welcome.html

For more details about their program, click here, and for registration, click here.