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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

  • Visitors attend the Naidex show with caption: Europes's largest and most established event for the disability sector
  • Robotic hand giving a helping hand with caption: Shows like this are helping to push the boundaries - Matthew Warnes, Grandcare
  • Amputee man running in the hills with caption: 30% more visitors compared to 2016
  • Image of a tablet screen with caption: Discover the technology that is revolutionising independent living
Speaker profile for Shani Dhanda: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Shani Dhanda

Company Name: Virgin Media

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With her passion for creating everyday equality, Shani is a change agent, entrepreneur, disability blogger and advocate.

As Virgin Media’s Disability Programme Manager, she works across the business to coordinate activity to transform the experience for disabled employees and customers. Shani was previously an international event manager for over 10 years and is the founder of the Diversability Card, the official discount card for disabled people.

She blogs for the Huffington Post and Scope and regularly contributes to discussions around disability and diversity matters. As a member of several boards and committees, Shani is an ambassador for Scope and Include Me Too, and serves as a trustee for Styleability and Cysters.

In 2011, Shani graduated from the University Of Wolverhampton with a BA Honors in Event and Venue Management, her dissertation around barriers to accessible leisure was published by an American Charity.

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Seminar Title: Employability Panel Session Day Two

A panel discussion on the problems, best practice, and opportunities of employing disabled people.

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