David Banes is one of the leading global authorities on Assistive Technologies.
Dave has worked in assistive technology for over 35 years leading assistive technology services in Europe and the Middle East. He now works across the globe.
He has a particular interest in both emerging and low-cost technologies and their impact on people with a disability, including the use of AI to augment communication, emerging technologies and mobility, technology and self-management of mental health, addressing hidden disabilities including communication needs and autism and the use of innovation to build resilient AT and AAC services during the pandemic.
David writes regularly on the tools and techniques. In addition, he speaks widely as a keynote and workshop facilitator on assistive and accessible technology, including at the Zero Project, ICCHP-AAATE, ATIA, ATAAC, and a range of bespoke events online and in person. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Assistive Technologies, the Journal of Rehabilitation and the Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology.