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  1. That was a GAAD Day!

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    What an amazing day of activity across the Globe raising awareness of accessibility. Well done to everyone that took part! if you missed it you can visit the Global Accessibility Awareness Day Twitter Feed @gbla11yday

    Atos Event

    Destek’s Digital Accessibility Architect and Co Owner Andrea Kennedy enjoyed her day at Atos organised by Neil Milliken Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos, where there was key speaking slots and expert panel discussions.

    Neil Milliken Speaking at Atos Event

    Neil Milliken is also co-founder of AXS Chat and  invited Andrea to take part in 2015 on the topic of Building Inclusion in Turkey

    There was a great presentation from speaker Sarah Brooke on supporting disability in the workplace and also the expert panel question and answer panel chair by John Hall and included Diane Lightfoot (Business Disability Forum) Paul Smyth (Barclays) Jane Dikinson MBE (Dept of Education) discussing Enabling Accessibility in the workplace.

    Expert Panel at Atos Event


    Check out the Atos video of the expert panel


    BBC Event

    BBC’s Paul Bepey invited Mehmet Evsen along to exhibit and discuss how Destek support staff with disabilities to use assistive technology in the workplace to BBC Staff

    There were some great presentations and workshops throughout the day including one from Eye Gaze Artist on ‘With Assistive Tech thre are no Limitations’

    Eye Gaze Artist at BBC Event
    If you are not a member of BBC staff you can follow the event on twitter #BBCAAD


    Raising Awareness on Social Media

    Destek’s Mike Social Media has been working his magic raising awareness of the day’s events and posting Accessibility and Assistive Technology Top Tips

    If you missed the top tips check out Destek Twitter Page at @DestekSolutions

    Finally Let’s not let accessibility be about one day and let’s continue to raise awareness and remove the social barriers for an inclusive society!