Dome venue for Mencap expo

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A three-day event to be held at the Millennium Dome in London will showcase virtual reality and assistive technologies and their role in improving the lives of older and disabled people. Mencap, the UK’s biggest learning disability charity, is organising the event, called Enter 2000, which will be held on November 16-18. Project co-ordinator Janice Holmes said visitors will be able to experience at first hand several different virtual reality systems. “Computer and communication technologies have revolutionised almost every area of life, from the way people do business together, to the way they spend their free time,” Ms Holmes said. “They also have the potential to revolutionise the lives of people who have a disability.” An optional programme of five half-day seminars is being run as part of Enter 2000, where international experts will discuss and demonstrate the ways in which new technologies are being used to enhance the everyday experiences of people with disabilities. Tickets for Enter 2000 are on sale

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