We would like to invite you to join us for the following webinar
Crafts abilities Network Webinar Thursday 5th July 2018, 10:00 -11:30 BST UK from the Communications Centre, Loughborough University in London
This Webinar will present the opportunities for collaboration and exchange of culture, experience, knowledge and practice.
The three sets of speakers will provide an outline of best practice in the UK and the challenges of being a craftsperson with a disability in Southern Africa.
- Caroline Jackman, Talent Development Manager, Crafts Council, (Opportunities for sustainable crafts business)
- Mussa Chiwaula, Director General and George Kayange, Programmes Director, Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), (A celebration of work and challenges for disabled Craftspeople in Southern Africa)
- George Torrens (Loughborough University) and Tim Whitehead (Aston University), (A pathway to providing a voice for disabled craftspeople and realisation of sustainable craft businesses in Southern Africa)
The following online discussion should provide those with interest in inclusive crafts an opportunity to start the debate on how best to enhance capability and sustainable opportunities for everyone to be involved.
Webinar Joining Instructions
- To join the webinar, please click on the following link: https://lboro.adobeconnect.com/craftsabilities_webinar/
- When you sign in to Adobe Connect, select ENTER AS A GUEST and write your full name in the login box that appears, then click on the button to ENTER ROOM.
- Please arrive at the Adobe Connect Room by 9.45am BST UK to ensure that you can check your system set up and to ensure that you are not experiencing any technical difficulties.
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If you experience any issues during the webinar session, please ensure that you have followed the advice below:
– It is best to use a hard-wired broadband connection or wi-fi connection which you have previously tested and know to be stable to join the webinar. Some wi-fi connections can be unreliable and you may find that you have audio difficulties on unstable wi-fi connections.
– If your connection to the server fails, Adobe Connect displays an error message. It provides a link to a test wizard, which leads you through a series of steps to test your connection status.
– In some instances, you may experience firewall/proxy issues which need to be changed. These may be controlled by your local IT Administrator. If you have these issues, please read the proxy set up guide (you will need to scroll down to reach this).
– If you are having any trouble hearing, please check your computer’s audio settings are all switched on.
The webinar is part of a sponsored network event sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council . The aim of this network event is to raise awareness within the communities of Southern Africa of the value of their cultural heritage and provide insights into how these may be expressed through inclusive crafts, leading to sustainable economic development.
The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) are the main partner in this activity and webinar event, alongside the Crafts Council UK.
For more information, please review the SAFOD produced Crafts-abilities website and associated Arts and crafts-abilities Facebook and assistive technology information website, AT-INFO