Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access Technology - Today and Tomorrow

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My News 

Lots of news to share

My book chapter "Refugees, education and Disability" was published in "Language Teaching and Pedagogy for Refugee Education" Two more chapters are pending for this year

I have recently begun blogging for G3ICT full details to follow 

I recently accepted a position with the University of Maynooth in Ireland to research Assistive Technology in Kenya

I will be speaking at a number of conferences this year - more detail also to follow 


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.