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Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017 shortlist announced at the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception

Guests at Speaker's House, Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living

What's the next big thing in assistive technology? New initiative is promoted at the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and Designability promoted their new initiative, the Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017, at DLF’s fourth annual Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception held at Speaker’s House on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017: shortlisting

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)​ and Designability recently invited students with original  ideas for products  that will improve the lives of people living with disabilities, long term health conditions or age related impairments with the opportunity to enter The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017.

Deadline for entries was on 19 June - shortlisting of applications took place yesterday.

Independent living made easier

There are currently 11.6 million people aged 65 or over living in the UK. Many are experiencing what it is like to live with conditions commonly associated with being older, either because it’s happening to them or for someone they are caring for.  

The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017

An exciting new design competition for young product designers.

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)​ and Designability have teamed up to look for an original idea that could change the lives of disabled adults or children, older people or people living with long term health conditions.

The Assistive Technology Design Prize will provide a springboard for the development of your product ideas in the area of assistive technology.

The prize winner will receive:

Our new National Supplier scheme for Living Made Easy has launched

We’re delighted to announce the first of many changes designed to improve the services we offer our business partners.

Visitors to Living Made Easy are looking to buy equipment suitable for their needs and the National Supplier scheme helps your company stand out from the crowd.

Innovating the future of disability

On the 28-30 March, 12,000 trade, healthcare professional and consumer visitors in the independent living and disability sectors will take over the NEC Birmingham for three of the most enterprising days the industry has ever seen.

Response to 'Daily Mail' article mentioning Andrew Marr

DLF was appalled by Quentin Letts’ thoughtless and gratuitous comments about Andrew Marr, as published in The Daily Mail on 8th May. These have attracted the condemnation of The Stroke Association and complaints to the Independent Press Standards Organisation under Clause 12 (Discrimination).

Andrew Marr & Jackie Ashley discuss adapting to a life-changing event at The Alf Morris Lecture 2016

On Thursday March 17th, the second Alf Morris Lecture was given by Andrew Marr, journalist and TV presenter, and his wife, former-Guardian journalist and current President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, Jackie Ashley.

The event was attended by many leading names from the disability world and plans are already underway for next year’s Lecture.

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