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About The Conference

The Technology for Independence (T4I) Conference showcases Assistive Technology (AT) related research and service innovation across health, education, employment and daily living.

T4I, aims to reflect the evolving and innovative ways that technology can transform independence for those with disabilities. The emphasis is on sharing practice, research and evidence, innovation and service delivery.

The conference offers both AT practitioners and researchers the opportunity to present to a unique multidisciplinary audience and the chance to meet and share knowledge with other people working in the field. AT users can share their experiences of AT and their wants for the AT of today and tomorrow.

Catherine Holloway

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T4I Keynote Address

We are pleased to confirm that Dr. Catherine Holloway is our T4I 2018 keynote speaker.

Catherine is Co-founder and Academic Director, of the new Global Disability Innovation Hub Academic Research Centre for University College London, UK. Cathy is also Associate Professor at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) in the Department of Computer Science leading research on disability innovations.

Catherine has agreed to come and talk at T4I about the vision for the GDI hub. Her talk title and brief description will be announced shortly.

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Call for Papers

The Call is now closed

We're looking for abstracts on current topics related to any aspect of the assessment for and provision of Assistive Technology.

T4I is intended to be of interest to practitioners as well as researchers and innovators and so we accept a range of different types of abstracts.

  • Research that has ethical approval
  • Research/Evaluations not requiring ethical approval
  • Sharing Practice / Knowledge Transfer

Please read the full call.

Our Board

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Colin Clayton

Colin Clayton Assistive Technology Ltd

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Donna Cowan

Chailey Heritage Clinical Services

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Peter Cudd

University of Sheffield

EA Draffan

E.A Draffan

University of Southampton

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Paul Dryer

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Simon Fielden

Birmingham Community Healthcare

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Simon Judge

NHS, Barnsley Hospital

EA Draffan

Paul Hewett

Ace Centre

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Annalu Waller

University of Dundee


St Mary's Church and Conference Centre

Bramall Ln, Sheffield, S2 4QZ

"Situated near the city centre, but renowned for the quality of our gardens, St Mary’s offers a convenient and tranquil environment. We have secure parking, but are just 10 minutes walk from the train station with easy access to city centre hotels."

Contact Us

CATCH - The University of Sheffield
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP
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email: t4i@sheffield.ac.uk

Twitter: @T4I_RAatE or please use: #T4I2017 to reference us.