Magical Technology across the British Isles
In February, our training team was busy visiting children’s hospices in Jersey, London, and Blackpool to install new assistive technology packages and train staff on how to best use the magical equipment.
Thanks to a generous contribution from the Postcode Community Trust, we were able to donate multiple Eyegazes to children’s hospices across the British Isles. A big thank you also to Mark Mason Darren Coleman-Heald who packed a Lifelites trunk filled with portable technologies and went to Richard House Children’s Hospice as part of the Mark Benevolent Funding.
We also welcomed plenty of visitors to our office who got to experience the magical technology we donate. Below you can see Raluca from our supporting partner, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the United Grand Lodge of England Communications Team, with which we have a great collaboration, and the Young Masons Club.
Even though it happened in March, we would like to feature our sold-out hospice staff conference this year! A big thank you goes to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists for making this conference possible and to Inclusive Technology UK for their generous donation of some pretty fun and fancy adaptive headphones!
The annual Lifelites Hospice Staff conference offers the opportunity for children’s hospice staff across the British Isles to get together, network, and learn about the latest assistive technology. Our training team held interactive sessions where our delegates got to practice, ask questions, and receive helpful tips. We wanted to ensure that at the end of the conference, the attendees had enough knowledge to give life-limited and disabled children the best experience possible with this wonderful technology.
We closed the conference with an inspiring video from our wonderful Lifelites patron and Eyegaze artist Sarah Ezekiel. By using Eyegaze, she tells us how she learnt to live with Motor Neurone Disease and become an artist. Watch her very heartening story below.