Free webinar: Accessibility and arthritis: your questions answered


Transcript, slide deck and video recording of the webinar are available here

Date and time of webinar: Thursday 12th September at 15:00 BST

There are over 9.4 million people in the UK living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Photo of lady with blanket on her lap and hand crossedor Osteoarthritis. While the underlying cause differs, both conditions may cause discomfort in the joints most commonly the hips, knees and hands.

This discomfort can make it difficult to access computing devices. Sitting for long periods of time may be uncomfortable while pain and swelling in the joints in your hands can make typing for long periods of time difficult.

Rarely, Rheumatoid Arthritis can also cause problems with hearing loss and visual impairments.

About the webinar

On our free webinar we will be joined by members of the AbilityNet and Versus Versus arthritis logoArthritis helplines. AbilityNet’s Alex Barker will be online to answer specific questions about how to make technology more accessible if you're living with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis. Mags Robinson from Versus Arthritis will be able to take calls on your condition, including the emotional impact of living with arthritis.

We want to hear from you with your questions about arthritis...

Do you struggle to use a mobile phone, for example? Or are you interested in using voice to search the web?

Our experts will introduce AbilityNet and the services we offer that can help you to make your computer more accessible. Meanwhile, Versus Arthritis will give an overview of arthritis and how the condition, and other musculoskeletal conditions can affect your joints.

We will also offer tips on managing the condition. Ultimately a few adjustments will help you to maintain productivity while living with arthritis.

When you register for the webinar, you will be given the opportunity to share your question with us in advance or you can wait and ask your question during the webinar.

The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a question and answer session. Those that register for the webinar will receive a recording, even if unable to attend live.