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Deafblind Convention 2021 – Living better with sight and hearing loss

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

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.

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Confirmed speakers:

Mini Retina: looking in from the outside

Avril Watson MSc, Stem Cell Research Group, Newcastle University

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Assistive devices, rehabilitation services and disability policies allow persons with deafblindness to live better – or do they?

Prof. Walter Wittich, Associate Professor at the School of Optometry, University of Montreal

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‘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

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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

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Usher service – pre and post pandemic

Emma Boswell, National Usher Co-ordinator, Sense Usher Service

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An introduction to NRCPD and the importance of registration

Marcus Hawthorn, Executive Director and Registrar, NRCPD

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Kevin Frost, World Champion Speed Skater

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A deafblind adventure: Walking and wild camping The Norfolk Coast Path

John and Lauren, The T-Shirt Twins

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An introduction to mindfulness

Lindsey Barrel, Deafblind UK Sensory Support Officer, Mindfulness, NLP and Reiki practitioner

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Molly Watt – more information coming soon

 

 


Bringing inclusivity to games, apps and sports

James McVicker and Andrew Barnes, Deafblind UK

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Tactile Communication: the BIGGER picture in 30 minutes!

Femke Kriger, Researcher and Holistic Therapist and Liz Duncan, Research Manager at Deafblind UK

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Talking Tech – digital perspectives

Tim Locke, Digital Inclusion Manager at Deafblind UK

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My life through music and touch

Russ Palmer SRAT(M), Music Therapist

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Book now!

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.

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Details

Date:
October 7
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Deafblind UK
Phone:
0800 132320
Email:
info@deafblind.org.uk
View Organiser Website

Venue

Virtual event

Prefer to talk?

Call us on 0800 132320 or text us 07903572885
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Fridays 8.30am – 4.00pm

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