Dear Unite IT network members,

The Vulnerable groups of the Unite IT Network will hold its second webinar on Thursday 5th February 2015, at 11h-12h30 CET.

Theme: REMOVING BARRIERS TO DIGITAL INCLUSION


The webinar will focus on sharing the way to increase digital inclusion and to encourage personal empowerment of the most vulnerable through the use of a specific assistive technology.

Central part of the webinar will be devoted to presentation of an innovative cloud-based tool – BrowseAloud - that facilitates access and understanding of the content on web sites for people with print disabilities, dyslexia, low literacy, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.

During the webinar there will be a live demonstration of BrowseAloud which adds speech, reading and translation support to a website facilitating access and participation. Don`t miss it!

Topics:

  • Digital Inclusion Challenge
  • Overcoming the Barriers for the Print Disabled
  • Assistive Technology Ownership
  • Social Model for Assistive Technology Provision
  • BrowseAloud Assistive Technology

Registration:

Register your attendance before 4 February by filling this short online form

On Thursday , February 5th the WebEx meeting invitation will be sent to all registered participants.

Presenters: David Robinson and Thomas Crawford, representatives of Texthelp

DAVID ROBINSON, General Manager – Corporate, Texthelp

David leads the Corporate Division within Texthelp Ltd, which provides worldwide leadership in online reading and translation support for websites with its cloud-based software, BrowseAloud. Texthelp’s award winning Read&Write software also helps improve English literacy within Education, Government and Industry.

David, and the Corporate team, have a real passion for digital inclusion. Their goal is to ‘change lives’ by supporting citizens and organisations across the globe to achieve basic online skills and for every individual to reach their full potential in life. Their work is far-reaching and covers Europe, North and South America, Australia and South Africa.

THOMAS CRAWFORD, International Business Development Executive – Corporate, Texthelp

Keen to develop his language skills in a business environment, Thomas joined Texthelp in 2014 as part of a graduate management programme.  In just a few short months, Thomas has played an integral role in developing Texthelp’s presence in France and supporting reseller activities in South America, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. Thomas shares Texthelp’s passion for digital inclusion and works tirelessly to support colleagues, communities and customers to achieve the basic skills required to interact online.

About TEXTHELP

Texthelp believes that everyone shares a fundamental need to be understood by others, and language is our passport to academic, professional and life success. This is what drives Texthelp to create smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable young people and adults read and write with confidence and independence and to develop digital skills in multiple languages.

Texthelp’s world leading assistive and language learning software is used daily by students and educators in schools, colleges and universities worldwide. Their digital inclusion software continue to be used by private, public and non-profit organisations worldwide to promote equality and diversity, personal empowerment while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs.

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I'm looking forward to the webinar. 

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