The RECALL Stakeholder Event takes place at the Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham B16 8SZ, on 16th October, 2012 from 9:30am – 12:30pm (lunch included).
Route Mate is an Android application that uses location-based services (e.g. GPS & Google Maps) to help route learning for people with intellectual disabilities and/or additional sensory impairments. The application allows students to plan their own journeys with the help of a trainer. They can plan destination/departure points, points of interest on route, enter the number of an emergency contact and practise walking routes until they become familiar with them.
Route Mate is developed by experts at Nottingham Trent University and tested by people with a range of disabilities across the partner organisations of UK, Greece, Romania & Bulgaria.
- 9:30am: Arrival, registration & refreshments
- 10:00am: Welcome & overview of the project
- 10:15am – 11am: Demonstration by application developer
- 11:30am – 12pm: Workshop activities
- 12:00pm: Lunch & networking
Who should attend?: Are you involved in supporting students to gain independent travel skills? Do you work with students who have always been provided transport and now need extra support before accessing college or employment? This is the event for you.
Why should I attend?: Free route planning software, see a demonstration of the technology, talk to the developers, users and testers.
There is no charge to attend the exhibition, but as places are limited, those wishing to attend should contact Jo Reilly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form as soon as possible. Please note there are no walk-ins permitted.