On Thursday 11 April 2019, as part of World Parkinson’s Day and joining efforts to #UniteForParkinsons, AbilityNet hosted a free webinar about Parkinson’s and technology.
Did you know 1 in 37 people will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their lifetime? The condition is more common than you might think and on our webinar we demonstrated how with a few simple changes people with Parkinson’s can stay in control of their tech and achieve their goals online.
The webinar contained useful information for people with Parkinson’s as well as their friends, families and colleagues. Those with a professional interest in Parkinson’s would also find the content relevant.
About the webinar
Alex Barker, Advice and Information Officer at AbilityNet, presented this webinar which began with some hard-hitting facts about the condition. AbilityNet’s website has a number of free expert resources about making technology easier to use for people with Parkinson’s which were then shared.
Alex went on to demonstrate how to access the accessibility features built into your device which allow you to slow down the mouse cursor on your computer and setup filter keys which tells the computer to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes. Features on smartphones and tablet devices were also discussed.
An AbilityNet volunteer shared their experience visiting someone in their home to setup voice recognition software so they could continue using and getting enjoyment from their technology. The webinar ended with a question and answer session with further advice and information shared.
Webinar Recording and Slide Deck
A recording of the webinar is available on-demand below, along with the slide deck from the presentation. You can also download the transcript for the webinar, auto-generated via YouTube.
To find out more about Parkinson’s and technology: