Deafblind Convention 2021 – Living better with sight and hearing loss
October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join us for the UK’s first virtual deafblind convention on 7th October 2021!
This is a day of talks and seminars from people who live with or work with sight and hearing loss.
Focusing on the theme of ‘living better with sight and hearing loss’, the event will welcome world class speakers who will bring you up to date with latest research and academic thinking as well as motivate and inspire you to make the most of live with sight and hearing loss.
Mini Retina: looking in from the outside
Avril Watson MSc, Stem Cell Research Group, Newcastle University
Assistive devices, rehabilitation services and disability policies allow persons with deafblindness to live better – or do they?
Dr. Walter Wittich, Associate Professor at the School of Optometry, University of Montreal
‘I just keep going’: The managing and coping experiences of older people ageing with deafblindness
Dr. Peter Simcock, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Birmingham City University
The role of the pediatric ECLO in supporting children, young people and families identified as deafblind
Harriet Dunn, Paediatric Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, RNIB/ Alder Hey Hospital
Usher service – pre and post pandemic
Emma Boswell, National Usher Co-ordinator, Sense Usher Service
An introduction to NRCPD and the importance of registration
Marcus Hawthorn, Executive Director and Registrar, NRCPD
Kevin Frost, World Champion Speed Skater
A deafblind adventure: Walking and wild camping The Norfolk Coast Path
John and Lauren, The T-Shirt Twins
An introduction to mindfulness
Lindsey Barrel, Deafblind UK Sensory Support Officer, Mindfulness, NLP and Reiki practitioner
Molly Watt – more information coming soon
Bringing inclusivity to games, apps and sports
James McVicker and Andrew Barnes, Deafblind UK
Femke Kriger, Researcher and Holistic Therapist and Liz Duncan, Research Manager at Deafblind UK
Talking Tech – digital perspectives
Tim Locke, Digital Inclusion Manager at Deafblind UK
This is an online event which is free to join, so you come along for as much or as little as you want – all from the comfort of your own home! Click the link below to book your place. If you don’t get a confirmation email straight away, don’t worry, it might take up to 2-3 days to come through.