We are delighted to announce that this year, in partnership with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise we will be welcoming teams of student innovators to take part in an innovation and entrepreneurial learning experience. Students will attend from Duncan of Jordanstone, Glasgow Caledonian University, Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Abertay University and Edinburgh College. The teams will be presented with a range of challenges facing blind and partially sighted people and will pitch their solutions at the end of the event.
Conference Programme – subject to change
Insight Radio, the radio station of RNIB, will record all conference sessions and make them available to download at www.insightradio.co.uk
Day 1: Thursday 10 September
Please see the end of the programme for details – open throughout conference breaks
All Fringe Activities will run throughout all conference breaks, concluding at the end of lunch on Friday 11 September, unless otherwise specified.
Visit our exhibitors and find out what they have to offer.
2. Tech Try
Experience the gadgets featured at the conference for yourself.
3. Online Today!
The Boardroom / Tech Try
Online Today aims to give you the information and knowledge to realise and enjoy the benefits of being online, understand how it can assist your everyday living and importantly, how to stay safe online. Through home visits, events, one-to-one and group sessions you will find how easy it is to gain the basic skills and confidence to use technology.
RNIB's Online Today team will be running group sessions alongside the conference (not suitable for delegates as during plenary sessions) and will also have an exhibition stand in the Tech Try area where delegates can find out more about the project, register for future sessions or discuss any technical issues you may have in getting Online Today!
4. Haggeye’s simulation booth
The Science Walk
Open to delegates and members of the public throughout the conference.
5. SIE Ideas Lab - student challenge
The Egg and The Boardroom
Running from 09.30 on 10 September teams of students will hear from a programme of assistive technology experts and focus groups of blind and partially sighted people. The students will circulate during conference breaks and delegates are welcome to ‘drop in’ and act as a sounding board for the students’ ideas which will be developed over the course of the conference. The student teams will pitch to delegates during the final conference session.