Naidex 2020

Understanding Tactile Communications

By Liz Duncan from Deafblind UK
18th March
11.00 - 11.30, Theatre 7, Naidex

How do you communicate when you have low sight and hearing?

This fascinating session will explore options for communicating beyond words; Socio Haptic Communications and Tactile Transition.

We will consider how to convey complex messages about the environment, situation and atmosphere and how someone who is deafblind can get a detailed understanding of the world around them. Can understanding the whole-body tactile experience support this? Can it help to regulate energy, deal with stress, support clearer communication?


Naidex, Europe's most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living, is back for its 46th anniversary on the 17th & 18th of March 2020, at Birmingham’s NEC!

This year, you’ll find 300 inspirational seminars, 400 world-class exhibitors, expert-led panel debates and countless networking opportunities. What’s more, the show provides visitors with two days of interactive features, such as the Mobility Test Track where they can try out the latest mobility solutions, and the Live Sports Arena where they can get active and discover their next passion,

With all this lined up, Naidex will once again become the hub of the disability sector, offering all the innovations that are improving accessibility and inclusion, as well as empowering people with a disability.

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