Naidex, Europe’s most established event for supporting independent living, showcases wide-ranging solutions to improve mobility and accessibility, the latest innovations and technologies to facilitate independent living, and explores the future of digital and physical accessibility at the NEC Birmingham on the 15th and 16th September.
The event features over 200 world-class suppliers, 100 inspirational seminars and panels, and a host of interactive and stimulating features to get stuck into, ensuring that visitors have an informative and enjoyable time.
Awe-inspiring content program
At Naidex there is a great focus on providing visitors with the opportunity to learn something that may improve their quality of life. There is a full seminar programme headed by industry experts that will be discussing how new technologies and services are revolutionising how people lead their day-to-day life.
There is so much to discover in the Naidex content programme, in particular, within the Accessibility Summit and Mobility Theatre.
The Accessibility Summit is an exploration of the digital and physical accessibility environment and features revolutionary seminars and pioneering suppliers that will examine the very latest technologies, ideas and adaptations created to enhance ease, comfort, style and ultimately independence.
The Summit has been carefully designed so the visitor can learn and discover key information that can revolutionise the way people live their lives. In the Summit you can expect to see seminars from the likes of Passenger Assistance, titled: How new technology can make the world more accessible. You can expect to learn how their new app, and other developments in technology are helping make the world a more accessible place for people with disabilities.
The Mobility Theatre is the best place for visitors to discover and learn about new technologies and services that will change their everyday life. One of the most exciting sessions in the Mobility Theatre will be by Liz Duncan, Learning Facilitator and Researcher at DeafBlind UK, make sure you pencil in this session as it’s not one to miss!
Furthermore, you can learn new information by visiting one of the many seminars that will be held over the course of the two-day event. One of the highlights will be the seminar led by Daniel Vong, Co-Founder of the BAWA Cane, in his seminar titled: Empowering blind lives: Our BAWA Cane story. Expect to learn about Daniel’s journey into assistive technology, the opportunities in assistive technologies, and the impact of data collected and analysed towards a future of inclusive, connected, independent living.
The comprehensive list of exhibitors at Naidex spans a diverse range of fields and caters to an even wider range of wants and needs. From revolutionary mobility aid manufacturers to accessible travel and holiday providers, no matter your challenges, you will find the perfect solution at Naidex.
From the 200+ exhibitors present at Naidex, you won’t want to miss out on market leading businesses such as OrCam Technologies at stand L22.
OrCam Technologies are a leader in assistive technology innovations, harnessing breakthrough computer vision and machine learning to create easy-to-use, wearable and handheld solutions. They are known for empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with their OrCam MyEye, a voice-activated, wearable device, for people who are blind or have low vision. The lightweight device – which magnetically mounts on the wearer’s eyeglass frames – instantly reads any printed text and digital screens out loud, recognises faces, and identifies products/bar codes, money notes and colours.
Another business you will need to visit is Sight and Sound Technology at stand J12.
They are the UK’s leading provider of solutions to the blind, partially sighted and those with learning and reading difficulties. By working alongside private individuals, charitable organisations, educational establishments and commercial enterprises, the business helps their users fully unleash their potential. Their product solutions have been specifically designed to improve quality of life at work, at study or in the home and their commitment to continuous product refinement and innovation means that their solutions are the best available. What’s more, they’re simple to install and easy-to-use and their specialist trainers are all fully accredited in each of the software titles that they support.
Naidex is committed to your safety
Naidex is committed to making the event as accessible and safe as possible. Read about our enhanced safety measures here. With this in mind, the event remains free-to-attend as it is important no-one should be priced out of discovering new technologies, services and education that will revolutionise their day-to-day lives.
Attend Naidex and discover everything it has to offer. From inspiring seminars to interactive sessions, Naidex truly offers something for everyone!