Free webinar: How technology can help people with Parkinson's

Man typing on laptopJoin Parkinson’s UK and AbilityNet on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 1pm GMT, to discuss how technology can help people with Parkinson’s.

Whether you have Parkinson’s or care for someone who does, this webinar will be useful to you as it explores the technology barriers some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s can create and how to overcome them. You will also find out more about some of the assistive technologies and free tools available that offer support including their free built-in adjustments, apps and resources.

Register for the webinar

(If you find that you can’t attend, please don’t worry. All of our webinars are recorded and you can find them on our website. We encourage you to register even if you're unable to attend live, as all registrants will receive an email linking to the recording and supporting materials.)

About the webinar

Did you know that around 145,000 people are living with Parkinson’s in the UK? Symptoms of Parkinson’s develop slowly over the years and can vary from person to person, but technology can help support you in managing some of the symptoms. Alex Barker, our Disability Consultant at AbilityNet will present this webinar and introduce how AbilityNet supports people with Parkinson’s to make the most of their tech.

AbilityNet's website has a number of free expert resources about making technology easier to use for people with Parkinson's which will be shared during the webinar. This includes our blogs, Factsheets and My Computer My Way - a guide to making your device easier to use. 

The webinar will also cover: 

  • Real stories of people with Parkinson’s and how AbilityNet provided solutions
  • How Parkinson's UK is  helping to close the digital divide with initiatives and activities for people with Parkinson's and their friends, family, or carers
  • The tech barriers some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s can create and how to overcome them
  • An interactive Q&A session to pose questions to the panellists

Register for the webinar

(If you find that you can’t attend, please don’t worry. All of our webinars are recorded and you can find them on our website. We encourage you to register even if you're unable to attend live, as all registrants will receive an email linking to the recording and supporting materials.)

Find out more about Parkinson's UKParkinson's logo

On this webinar, we will learn from the Wales Director at Parkinson’s UK, Ana Palazon. Parkinson’s UK is the national organisation supporting people with Parkinson’s as well as their families, carers and medical professionals. Over the past 5 years, Parkinson’s UK has been fighting for fair treatment and better services for those affected by Parkinson’s. 

'Don't Disable Me' courses start in February 2022

Removing hearing barriers - 3 March

Removing visual barriers - 9 March

Removing physical barriers - 23 March

Removing neurodiversity barriers - 20 April

Removing mental health barriers - 4 May

You can book 3 people onto each of the courses for a discounted bundle rate of £99 per person.

 

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Further resources

AbilityNet provides a range of free services to help disabled people and older people. If you can afford it, please donate to help us support older and disabled people through technology