With some countries beginning to emerge from lockdown and others still in the grip of the COVID pandemic, both immediate barriers to travel and the gradual relaxation of restrictions raise significant issues about personal freedom and ability to move about.
For people with disabilities, requirements such as wearing face masks and social distancing both in the pedestrian environment and on public transport can be challenging and sometimes impossible to meet.
This webinar, to held on July 23 at 13:00BST, will explore the impact of these issues around the world to understand the lived experience of people with disabilities and explore possible solutions both for the immediate problems and for the longer-term, combining technology with policy and practice.
Download a pdf version of the agenda and details on the speakers here.
|13:00||Welcome and introductions – Louise Cathro|
|13:05||Introduction the webinar topic – Ann Frye|
|13:10||Perspectives from India and Kenya on current and emerging mobility problems for people with disabilities:|
Samuel Mani, Entrepreneur and Director of “Yes, we can!”, India
Crystal Asige, Disability Consultant, Open Institute, Kenya
|13:30||Panel discussion on emerging solutions and options:|
Ann Frye (moderator)
Prof. Nick Tyler, University College London, UK
Dr Margie Peden, The George Institute, UK
Joseph Kwan, Rehabilitation International, Hong Kong
|14:00||Q & A|
|14:25||Conclusions and follow up actions – Ann Frye|
This webinar will be slide-free and closed captioning will be available either on screen or via a StreamText Link.