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CogNav evening roundtable discussion

03/07/2018
When: Tuesday Evening
6:30 PM
Where: UCL Psychology,
Room 305, 26 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AP
United Kingdom
Contact: Kate Jeffery
+44 (0)20 7591 3134


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RIN/UCL evening roundtable discussion

it will be on the subject of navigation and visual impairment, and will feature Michael Proulx from the University of Bath and Tiernan Kenny from Wayfindr.

Michael Proulx:
The Role of Visual Experience for Spatial Cognition

Michael J. Proulx is Reader in Psychology and Director of the Crossmodal Cognition Lab at the University of Bath. He is also Co-Director of the Research Centre for Mixed and Augmented Reality and Virtual Environments Labs and part of the Centre for Digital Entertainment in the Department of Computer Science. He received his BS in Psychology from Arizona State University and his MA and PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. Michael was a postdoctoral research fellow in Duesseldorf, Germany, and a Lecturer in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.

Tiernan Kenny: Audio Wayfinding for Vision Impaired People: Promoting Independent Mobility Through Technology
Technology for navigation in visual impairment

Tiernan is the Head of Communications, Public Affairs, and Standards at Wayfindr. In this role, he is responsible for raising awareness of audio navigation and the Wayfindr Open Standard as a cutting-edge accessibility solution. This involves working with public sector and private sector stakeholders, as well as national and international standards bodies. Before joining Wayfindr, Tiernan spent several years in Brussels working in public affairs, mainly on technology policy, including standards in the areas of cloud computing and cybersecurity. He has also worked on policy development for the UK’s largest business advocacy organisation.

The event will start with drinks and nibbles at 6.30 with talks at 7-8 and then discussion 8-9.

Location: Room 305, 26 Bedford Way, UCL Psychology, London

 

The event will cost £5.00 for cost of food and drink