The following speakers will highlight how user needs, training, and context impact an individual's ability to use technology. Speakers will discuss: 1) how new assistive technologies can be leveraged to reduce barriers for older adults, people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, people with socioeconomic disadvantage, and people who live in remote settings; 2) ways to support the use of these technologies in the health research setting; and 3) the importance of using an equity, diversity and inclusion lens when developing and procuring technologies for use in health, research and social care systems.
Dr. Karen Kobayashi, Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences; Professor, Department of Sociology; Research Fellow, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health, University of Victoria
Dr. Robin Green, Clinical Neuropsychologist/Senior Scientist, KITE Research Institute, University Health Network; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Moderator: Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi, Scientist, KITE Research Institute, University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Chair, Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Committee