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SLCC is hosting an International Day of People with Disabilities (virtual) event – the theme for this year is ‘Not All Disabilities are Visible’


Friday 2 December, 9:45am – 12:00pm


Members: £25 Non-members: £50

All profit made from this event will be donated to Scope – the disability equality charity in England and Wales which provides practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed, and campaigns relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Your joining instructions and invoice will be sent to you before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.


9:45 Conference Compere Jane Biscombe to Welcome Attendees
9:50 Event opening
10:00 “Don’t disable Me” –Disability Awareness
Adam Tweed & Adi Latif 
Led by individuals with lived experience, we will share the common barriers that people encounter at work, in study, and in day-to-day life; the kinds of assistive technologies and tools that people use to overcome these barriers, and the steps that everyone can take to avoid creating barriers in the first place.What we will cover:

  • Visual Impairment & Mental Health– basic concepts
  • Language & taboos
  • Lived experience (videos & discussion)
  • Technology and reasonable adjustments
  • Q&A
11:20 Ian Hawkins
Born with a debilitating heart condition, Ian spent a lot of his early life in hospitals witnessing first-hand how innovation and technology impacted the world. The experience left him with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which he believes has given as much as it has taken, not least an understanding that everything we want to achieve in life lies on the other side of that which frightens us the most.
12:00 Summary & Thank You

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