On the eve of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Global Disability Innovation Hub is hosting its second Disability Innovation Summit.
Co-hosted by the British Council in partnership with Keio University Graduate School of Media Design (KMD) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) Initiative, this conference will look at the disability innovation movement, from products and services, to thinking and research.
This will be an opportunity to bring global experts, academics, emerging talents, and disability advocates to to change lives around the world together. Its about sharing successes and learning from others.
How can we accelerate disability innovation? By 2020 2 billion people will require Assistive Technology. Currently only 10% of the world’s 1 billion disabled people have access to the assistive technology they need.
Sitting within the scope of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), disability inclusiveness needs to be addressed in programming, infrastructure, justice, as well as, access to education and healthcare. To create an inclusive society for people with disabilities means meaningful structural change in social policy between civil society and governments.
It also means cross-sector partnerships to ignite an innovative, visionary approach for positive impact. Dynamic in it’s approach, the summit will focus on vision and opportunity, showcasing experiences and learnings across culture, academia, business and technology.
Abstract submissions are now open. Closing 1 March 2020 at midnight.
Save this date and plan for your attendance here. Maybe you’ll have time to attend the Paralympics too!