David Banes

David Banes is Director of David Banes Access and Inclusion Services and co-founder of Global symbols, having previously worked as a principal at a school for children with disabilities and has led assistive technology services in Europe and the Middle East. He now he works all over the world. including projects with low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South Asia to support the implementation of accessibility and inclusion from policy to practice.

He has a special interest in emerging and low-cost technologies and their impact on people with disabilities, including the use of artificial intelligence to increase communication, emerging technologies and mobility, technology and mental health self-management, addressing hidden disabilities, including communication needs. and autism and using innovation to develop resilient AT and AAC services during the pandemic.

David writes regularly on tools and techniques, and recent publications include emerging technologies and the impact on universal design for learning, the economic return on investment in AT, and the potential impact of frugal innovation in the provision of assistive products.

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