The College of Health, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Programs, and the Health, Medicine, & Society Program, is pleased to organize a colloquium series focused on disability independence during Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. This monthly series will feature activists and scholars across disciplines who advance the wellbeing and agency of people with disabilities. The disability independence series celebrates the College of Health strategic research cluster of the same name as well as the CAS interdisciplinary approach to social problems. These Zoom presentations are open to the public and will be published on our colloquium series YouTube website. The colloquium is sponsored by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.

Our second colloquium of the semester, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Programs, Institute for Health Policy & Politics and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation,"Global Diability Innovation" will be presented by Catherine Holloway. 

Prof. Cathy Holloway is the Academic Director of Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) and Professor of Interaction Design & Innovation at UCL’s Interaction Centre (UCLIC). Cathy contributed to the Global Report on Assistive Technology as an author via the Expert Advisory Panel and sits on WHO Technical Advisory Group for Assistive Technology. Cathy has co-led GDI Hub to be the first WHO Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology, with a project portfolio of over £60m across 41 countries, reaching over 28 million people globally. Cathy has published over 190 papers in assistive technology and accessibility alongside a recent book: Disability Interactions – creating inclusive innovations. Cathy is also creating new assistive products with her team for low-resource settings.She loves her dog Yogi Bear and Seeing Ireland win rugby games!
Past colloquia may be viewed here:

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