ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION
with Rob Attwell, Founder/COO of myBestHelper
The Digital World Needs Ramps Too
We are living in an increasingly digital and connected world that enriches our lives and can contribute to us being more productive. Information and communication technologies – and wireless technologies in particular – offer the potential to assist those with mobility issues and other impairments, more independence and participation in work, life and play. However, technology is both an enabler and a barrier to people with disabilities.
Rob will offer thought-provoking questions such as:
• How can we make the ‘technology world’ as accessible as the ‘physical world’ to all people with disabilities?
• How is Canada to create a better place for them, and ultimately ourselves, as the population ages and experiences the onset of disabilities?
• What are the challenges we see in our own future as we navigate in a digital world?
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Suite 700 – 1090 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Adler School of Professional Psychology
(Southeast corner of Georgia at Thurlow Street)
Cost: Without lunch: $10
With lunch: non-members $20; members $15
Lunch: Catered sandwiches, salad, tea and coffee
(Advance Registration required for lunch)
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About Our Speaker:
Rob Attwell is Founder/COO of myBestHelper, an early stage company that helps families find caregivers. myBestHelper won first place at Startup Weekend Vancouver 2011; was third in the 2012 British Columbia Innovation Council’s New Ventures Competition and was selected for the 2012 Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley by the Canadian Innovation Exchange. The company is active in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
Mr. Attwell is Chair of the Neil Squire Society, a not-for-profit that provides services to over 1400 Canadians with disabilities in Canada each year. Rob is passionate about making technology accessible for all Canadians.