Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access Technology - Today and Tomorrow

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My News 

Jan 2020

2019 was an extremely busy year for me and there are several new publications available on the site. These include my work on literacy, technology and disability published by all children reading with the support of USAID and a chapter on emerging technology and universal design for learning co-authored with Kirk Benkhe.

2020 means I will be attending new events speaking and chairing sessions and I hope to see you in Orlando for ATIA and Vienna for the Zero Project 

Site Updates

The start of a new year sees a host of updates to the website.

Updates to the news pages, newsletters, research and thoughts pages represent some of the work from 2019 

In addition you will now also find some new pages with resources and materials for you to use 

AAC Training - free and open learning materials for AAC

Three Minute Thoughts 

Universal Design for Learning  



About Me 

David Banes is Director of David Banes Access and Inclusion Services and was formerly CEO, at Mada the Qatar Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center based in Doha where he was based for six years. He was responsible for developing services to ensure that people with a disability in Qatar are digitally included, and is currently focused on the broad policy framework required to ensure and sustain this.

Prior to taking up his post in Qatar, he worked as a teacher of children with special needs and principal of a major special school before working in the realm of digital Inclusion in the UK and Europe as Director of Operations and Development for a UK NGO.

His recent work has focused on the development of a framework for the contextualisation of assistive technologies, guidance for the transference of knowledge and skills across communities and developing a policy framework to protect the rights of people with a disability in Qatar.