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Accessible Musical Technology with Gawain Hewitt from Drake Music, Thu 5 Feb

For this week’s presentation, Gawain Hewitt from Drake Music will host a session introducing the work being done by their Research and Development department to encourage and support the development of new Accessible Musical Technology (AMT). The presentation will take place at our new space (Unit 15, 5–10 Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS) this Thursday 5th of February from 7.30pm.

“The social model of disability says that disability is caused by the way society is organised, rather than by a person’s impairment or difference. It looks at ways of removing barriers that restrict life choices for disabled people. When barriers are removed, disabled people can be independent and equal in society, with choice and control over their own lives.” Scope  – they have a great film on the subject here http://bit.ly/1z6jAx3

“At Drake Music we believe that technology can remove the barriers that many disabled people face when making music, and that good design, and innovative approaches will lead to new instruments and musical experiences. We have been working with the hacking, coding and making community for 3 years now as we seek to further this work. This meeting is an opportunity to meet us, learn about are work and get involved. We have a monthly meeting at our office, and also arrange hack events. We are also Mi.Mu gloves collaborators, and you can read about our work with Mi.Mu and Kris Halpin here http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-01/25/imogen-gloves-weekend” Drake Music.

How to find us?
The closest tube stations are Cambridge Heath Road station (5 minutes walk), Bethnal Green (Central Line – 10 minutes away) and Hoxton station (Overground – around 15 minutes).

We look forward to seeing you!