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25 & 26
April 2018


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Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Robert McLaren: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Robert McLaren

Company Name: Policy Connect

Robert works Assistive Technology policy for the non-profit cross-party think tank Policy Connect. As part of this work he provides the secretariat services for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology.

Before joining Policy Connect, Robert worked within the Assistive Technology sector providing technology training and study skills tuition to disabled people in universities and the workplace, and consultancy services for organisations in the sector.

Robert holds a BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy from King''s College London and a PGC in Teaching Adults with Specific Learning Difficulties from London Metropolitan University. He is dyslexic, received a statement of Special Educational Needs as a child, and was first introduced to assistive technology when he received a Disabled Student''s Allowance as an undergraduate.

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Seminar Title: The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology was launched one year ago with the aim of putting assistive technology at the heart of the UK policy agenda. This talk sets out the role the group and the key issues we are working on.

In particular, the seminar will highlight the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the opportunity this presents for greater investment in innovation in assistive technology.

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