Delegates at The Assistive Technology Conference heard how unprecedented developments in everything from prosthetics to artificial intelligence (AI) can help disabled people find new careers, stay in work and live independent lives.
“AT is a strength in this country and there are some great products on show in the exhibition area today,” said conference chair John Lamb, executive director of the British Assistive Technology Association.
“I am amazed at how quickly technologies such as AI are developing.”
Yet despite the increasing affordability and availability of AT, many disabled people and employers remain unaware of the wide variety of support on offer. The rapid pace of technological development in recent years also presents a significant challenge.