Upcoming CHAT event to focus on Digital Literacy - register now
April 28 2023, 02:38pm
Freedomtech invites you to register for the next in-person CHAT (Community Hub for Assistive Technology) gathering. This upcoming CHAT event will focus on Digital Literacy and is taking place in partnership with ChildVision TechFest and will explore the area of digital literacy and how assistive technology can support some of the challenges. The event is sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology. It will take place on Wednesday 24 May in the Child Vision Offices in Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Registration is open now here.
During this CHAT there will be an opportunity to learn from people from across the country working to bridge the digital literacy gaps. There will also be updates from Research in the area of Digital Literacy and the CREATE.
CHAT is a community of practice of Assistive Technology Practitioners and Assistive Technology Users that connects the Assistive Technology sector in Ireland like never before.
FreedomTech established a vibrant community of practice called The Community Hub for Assistive Technology (CHAT). This is community-driven by people who believe in the transformative impact that assistive technology has on individuals’ lives. CHAT aims to facilitate and create opportunities among people to learn from each other in an atmosphere that supports equality, collective and individual sharing and learning. This approach makes the most of people’s expertise to identify better challenges and gaps and to consider solutions regarding AT.
CHAT has a national membership of over 200 people and organizations. This includes people with disabilities (expert and non-expert AT users), AT practitioners, researchers, educators, service providers, developers, suppliers, and other interested parties. Each CHAT gathering (all of which have been online during Covid) is co-created by those involved. As participants share knowledge, we think together and work horizontally across and beyond the disability sector.
Enable Ireland, and the Disability Federation of Ireland have partnered since 2014 to promote and develop a national Assistive Technology ecosystem. This partnership is FreedomTech which is currently sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology.
If you have any queries about this event, please do get in touch. We aim to make sure that the event is accessible and we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you have any accommodations we should consider.