Public Theatre 1
Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show
Wednesday 25th April
Thursday 26th April
Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30
Speaker Name: Adrian Edwards
Seminar Title: My autistic brain
The seminar will explore how I have learnt to manage autism and train from the inside out over the 15 years raising my autistic son, Daniel. The seminar will also share the story of how Daniel ended up receiving a private tuition in the high security quantum physics lab at Oxford University. Also the story & successes behind the McDonalds ‘identify & accommodate’ initiative being piloted in Bedford will be shared.
Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15
Speaker Name: Kevin Walker and Michael Blair
Seminar Title: Solicitors – A Painful Experience?
This seminar will explore pain following serious and catastrophic injuries. How pain is managed, how pain is viewed by others i.e. often with scepticism and ignorance, and why your solicitor should always consider pain in isolation in a claim for injuries and loss arising from negligence of a third party.
Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00
Speaker Name: Debbie North
Seminar Title: In the Spirit of Wainwright
My work with The Outdoor Guide with Julia Bradbury is to develop wheel friendly treks in the countryside. These range from push doable with a manual wheelchair through to higher, longer, more challenging treks in the hills and dales with a powered ATW. Whilst on our mission - making the inaccessible accessible - we often come across a number of factors that when they are taken in the context of accessibility, of a countryside for all, are significant. ‘In the Spirit of Wainwright’ is a warm hearted and humorous look our experiences of our wheel friendly Coast To Coast trek across England and will talk about the highlights and the pitfalls of trying to make the inaccessible accessible.
Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45
Speaker Name: Associate Professor Dr Ross Head
Seminar Title: Bespoke product design to enable ability
Cerebra is a charity dedicated to helping families and their children with neurological conditions. The Cerebra Innovation Centre (CIC) is a bespoke product design service offered by national charity Cerebra to its members. The unique strategic vision for CIC means that they are able to respond to individual requests for help and can make small numbers of bespoke products that focus heavily on individual requirements and inclusion into society. The seminar will take the form of a case study review of three CIC products; A seated tandem surfboard, Triathlon equipment which enables a young girl to participate with her father and a horse riding helmet for a young man with unique head shape, plus a small overview of the work we do.
Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30
Speaker Name: Graham Race
Seminar Title: Your guide to flying with a disability
Flying is an essential and desirable form of transport for millions of UK citizens each year, whether for business, pleasure, family or health reasons. In this short seminar we will guide you, step by step through the process of flying on commercial aircraft if you have a physical disability. From making a booking, to arriving at the airport, moving through security, and then boarding – we give you top tips to increase you confidence to choose flying as a means of transport.
Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15
Speaker Name: David Livermore
Seminar Title: Access Information – essential or a ‘nice to have’?
Remaining at home because you’re anxious about the accessibility of the places you want to visit is a too familiar story for many. In an age where the internet is a part of everyone's lives and the value of the ‘purple pound’ is more and more understood, there is still such limited information available for people to understand how they can make the best of the places we all want to go to.
Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00
Speaker Name: Dom Smith
Seminar Title: Keep your friends close
Following on from the success of Wobblin’ About and Rockin’ Out at last year''s show, Dom brings, Keep Your Friends Close to Naidex 2018. Expect no holds barred, honest truths about the benefits (and negatives) of surrounding yourself with the closest people around you in a business environment.