The organisers of disability innovation show Naidex have released their impressive speaker line- up, featuring some of the most influential people in independent living.
Taking place on March 26-27, the free-to- attend event at the NEC Birmingham will see the following people speaking:
• Warwick Davies, who has a string of acting credits to his name including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Willow and many more. The Tenable quiz show host supports many charities too, including Little People UK which he co-founded with wife, Samantha. Their work supports individuals with dwarfism and their families.
Warwick said: “As someone with a physical disability, I’ve experienced many barriers throughout my life and during my career. Instead of letting them beat me, I see them as challenges to be overcome. I’ll discuss these challenges and my secret to success in the face of adversity, and turning a perceived disability into an ability.”
• Carol Povey from the National Autistic Society. Carol has worked with autistic people and their families for over 35 years, in both voluntary and local authority sectors. Carol joined The National Autistic Society in 2001, and in 2010, she was appointed as the Director of the Centre for Autism.
Carol said: “Eighty per cent of the general public say they understand what autism is, yet people still wait too long for diagnosis, feel unwelcome in their community and experience high rates of unemployment and mental health problems. On the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act, this seminar will explore the changes which have happened over these 10 years, and what still needs to be done.”
• Guy Chaudoir from Scope, who has worked within the charity’s employment team since 2012.
He said: On average a recruiter will look at your CV and decide on whether to take your application to the next stage in 7 seconds. This session from Scope’s Employment team, who support disabled people to find work, demonstrates the common reasons why a CV fails to get to that next stage and demonstrate some quick and easy ways to make your application stand out.”
Register for the free event at naidex.co.uk.