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Still learning: older, disabled people and technology

I will forever wince when anyone refers to me - or anyone else who is still living for that matter - as an expert. My view is that as long as I'm living, I'm still learning, and this anti-expert  viewpoint has been evinced and reinforced by what I have experienced in the first few weeks of my new job at Jewish Care.

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There is a world of a difference between accessibility and inclusivity

I realise that I may be setting myself up for a bit of a tumble here, after my regular assertions about my distaste for labels and uber-political correctness, but when it comes to terminology that is running the risk of misuse or misunderstanding in a way that could be detrimental to the ideals that I am working towards, then that is a different story.

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Inclusivity and technology - the revolution will be televised

It is widely accepted that I am a geek and when I recently attended the Inclusiv-IT-y 2009 event at the BCS, I was in my element. I wanted to hear about all of the latest gadgets and gizmos designed to facilitate social inclusion for disabled people, and although there was nothing new for me to play with, the day provided some real insights into where we are with all of this and, hopefully, where we are going.

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