27th February 2001

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOLD NATIONAL DISABILITY CONFERENCE

 

The first annual National Association of Disability Officers (NADO) conference is to be held at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The two-day conference at the Hull city centre campus on George Street will run from 20th to 21st March and is aimed primarily at senior management and disability officers working in the post-16 education sector.

 

A host of speakers will be at the conference including Karen Czapiewski, head of personnel at the Quality Assurance Agency, Barbara Waters, chief executive of Skill, Mike Adams, principal co-ordinator of the National Disability Team, and Sir David Sindle, head of practice development for Disability Rights. There will also be a variety of workshops.

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for those involved in the sector to learn more about current initiatives and legislation,” said Steve Metcalfe, manager of DART, the university’s Disability Access Resources and Technology department, and Director of NADO, “all of which will improve the opportunities for students with disabilities.

 

“Delegates will be able to discuss and debate their views on how a professional association can support their activities and roles,” he added.

 

For a booking form, please contact Rachel Orme on 01522 886488 or by e-mail rorme@lincoln.ac.uk. Places are limited.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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