‘Assistive Technology – creating value through participation’ conference by Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) at the convention centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
I was encouraged by Hugh Stewart, from the School of Occpational Therapy at UNISA to present a paper on what I’ve been doing online and around social media with AT – or what I call ‘kludging my way through life’.
What we eventually turned out was a presentation entitled ‘Life Tools’ that Mike Seyfang and I gave at the conference. This ended up being a real story of a bloke, his mate and our shared connections, giving key examples to paint a picture of what we have been doing over the years. The time was so short so we needed to thread a narrative to paint a picture of possibilities.
It went great and I was pleased with what we achieved in the time – even though the whole thing seems like a blur to me.
The slides can be found here, the original paper as the background can be found here, some low-fi recordings from the day here, and here. Hopefully a better version recorded from the sound desk will emerge in time.