Outcomes and evidence of technology uptake in social care and support services: A workshop organised by the Person-Centred Technology Member Forum of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)

Thematic area of learning: 
Assistive Technology, eInclusion, Economics, Policies and Legislation
Typical target learners: 
Assistive Technology Practitioners, Service Providers, Researchers
Learning outcomes of the session
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Outcome 1.: 
Learners will learn about EASPD’s report on assistive technology
Outcome 2: 
Learners will learn about assistive technology outcomes and impacts
Outcome 3: 
Learners will have an opportunity to gain a greater awareness of issues in assistive technology through discussion with others who have similar interests
Proposed format: 
Mixed seminar/workshop
Lecturers / teachers / experts / support figures that will be involved: 
May Agius, Thomas Bignal & Sharon Borg Schembri
The Person-Centred Technology Member Forum of the EASPD recently published a report entitled Technology in Social Care and Support Services. This policy describes the impact of the ongoing digital transformation process in society on organisations providing social care and support services to people with disabilities and older people. This policy recognises the empowering role of technology for persons with disabilities or functional difficulties. This report also deals with how organisations can utilise technology to provide better services. This session will include a presentation of this report which can be found here: easpd-privacy__003_.pdf. Examples of how assistive technology can be utilised to provide positive outcomes for both service users and organisations who provide services will be presented. This will be followed by a second presentation which will provide an overview of assistive technology outcomes and impacts. Finally, service providers, AT professionals and other interested participants will also be given an opportunity to contribute their experiences of using technology at both individual and service level in a workshop style setting to further discuss their impacts.