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David Banes commented on Ian Clifford's blog post IMPORTANT - European Commission: Embracing the future of social innovation 2010-2015
"Just to say that Im drafting some notes for Ian and the steering committee on the eaccessibility strand of the consultation - if anyone wants me to add stuff for them do let me know - or post and Ill try to help by integrating all of it in - Im…"
Mar 20, 2009
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European Accessibility Forum

Is anyone going to be at the forum in Paris at the end of the month - Im going to be speaking on Mobile Phones - Form and Function - Issues in choosing a handset for disabled users - It would be great to meet up with anyone from the community and chat through areas of interestIm also in Brussels next week for the eInclusion meeting on assistive technology - if anyone is there again it would be great to put names to faces to people.Finally has anyone from the community been to CSUN this week -…See More
Mar 20, 2009
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New Abilitynet POdcast

Available for free fromhttp://www.abilitynet.org.uk/podcast/index.php?episode_ID=123Contents for March:Part 2 of interview on mobile phone accessibility researchWindows 7 featuresTips on how to customise your technology for your own useNews roundup from across the internetEvents for your diaryA full transcript of the podcast is at http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/podcastDavid BanesDirector of DevelopmentAbilityNetSee More
Mar 16, 2009
David Banes commented on Pawel Makowiecki's blog post Corporate Social Responsibility - A GetStarted Guide
"One of the things that is interesting in the accessibility space is that working with corporate partners as an NGO can move beyond CSR. At AbilityNet we are very proud of our work with the private sector to deliver joint provision to meet a social…"
Mar 9, 2009
David Banes commented on Pawel Makowiecki's blog post Mobile phones designed for seniors
"Couple of things that may be of ineterest AbilityNet have an elearniong cvourse on mobile phones and accessibility at www.abilitynettraining.org Access to all courses is currently £35 per user per year However on a free basis have a look at…"
Mar 9, 2009
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Cultural Diversity - Some pointers from Libraries

I found this quite useful recently as good practice for frontline staff delaing with disabled users from different cultural backgrounds. When you add to the mix the experience if disabled people in accessing services, and the challenges some have in communicating clearly through speech or text it becomes clear that we face some real issues in repsonding to teh compelxity of influences on the individualI hope they are helpfulCultural diversityCustomer service encounters are also affected by…See More
Mar 8, 2009
David Banes commented on Adrian Popa's blog post From apathy to participation
"If we believe that for many the promise of greater involvemnet in democratic processes will motivate those still untouched by Digital Inclusion we may well be disappointed - what will motivate people to take first steps if promises of better…"
Mar 5, 2009
David Banes commented on Laurentiu Bunescu's blog post Philippines Study Visit
"Be evry interested to know how they accomodate users with disabilities"
Mar 5, 2009

Profile Information

My organization (if representing one)
AbilityNet
Organisation's Website
http://www.abilitynet.org.uk
Organisation's Address
PO BOX 94
Warwick
Coventry
CV34 5WS
England
What we do as an organization (100-word description)
AbilityNet is an organisation that supports digital inclusion for people with a disability. We work with organisations, companies, and individuals to find the best solution for individual needs and can provide advice, training and consultancy to others who wish to become digitally inclusive, both at a workstation and through website accessibility
My function in the organization
Director of Development
What ICT or e-Skill training programs does my organization offer (if any)?
AbilityNet can provide training on all aspects of accessibility through face to face and group training, via webinars and through our elearning site at www.abilitynettraining.org
Number of telecentres linked to my organization
150
How I got in touch with this social network site?
Somebody pointed it to me
Why I would like to join the network
Accessibility and inclusion
Twitter user name
davebanes@hotmail.com

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New Job opportunities in Qatar

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 19:03 0 Comments

Mada, Qatar Assistive Technology Center is seeking to recruit committed and skilled people to help us achieve our vision of a fully accessible Qatar. The Mada center is an Assistive Technology Center, a not-for-profit organization devoted to ensuring that persons with disabilities in Qatar have access to the information and communications technologies that can improve their lives. The Center will serve as a catalyst for research and development of assistive technologies and create public… Continue

Assistive Technology Jobs In Qatar - Interested ?

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 12:36 0 Comments

Mada, Qatar Assistive Technology Center is seeking to recruit committed and skilled people to help us achieve our vision of a fully accessible Qatar. The Mada center is an Assistive Technology Center, a not-for-profit organization devoted to ensuring that persons with disabilities in Qatar have access to the information and communications technologies that can improve their lives. The Center will…

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Personal News and Accessibility resources

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 15:35 3 Comments

I wanted to let you all know that that Ill be leaving AbilityNet in two weeks time. Ive been with

AbilityNet for 10 years and im leaving the organisation, country and

continent to take up a post in Qatar as Deputy Director of the Mada

centre for assistive technologies.



The work with Telecentres has been one of the things that I have most valued

in those 10 years and I have every intention of trying to find a way of

staying involved, but in the short term I… Continue

Would you like to contribute to a podcast following tes 09

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 12:33 0 Comments

We would like to include a feature on TES09 in our next podcast that we are editing on Monday. We would love to include some soundbites from anyone who attended on their impressions, especially around the accessibility thread

If you would like to contribute - in english if possible - could you email me via the site or directly at david.banes@abilitynet.org.uk

Best regards to all

David Banes
AbilityNet

Great to meet you all in Istanbul

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 23:03 0 Comments

It was a pleasure to meet you all in Istanbul and a special hello to all those that attended the accessibility workstream. Feedback on the materials presented for your use would be very welcome and we look forward to working with you all in the coming months

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