Thanks to your votes BridgingApps is honored to participate again at SXSW Interactive 2016! Our Training and Therapy Coordinator, Betsy Furler will be presenting alongside Travis Bond, CEO of CareSync (the leading provider of software and services for chronic disease management), Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as Henry Furler, a 17-year-old coping with multiple chronic diseases. The session, “Apps and Better Medical Outcomes: Real Solutions,” will highlight how mobile solutions can help patients, like Furler, better manage their illnesses and achieve medical independence.
Saturday, March 12
We’ve also teamed up with our friends over at The AbleGamers Foundation and Understood.org to bring you a panel at SXSWedu about defining the word “Inclusion”. Panelists of varying backgrounds will look at social justice through a special needs lens. Participants will learn how these experts use “inclusion” to describe the act of intentionally creating and seeking diverse communities that welcome and support people with special needs to learn alongside their typically developing peers. Panelist will share their personal definitions, stories, best practices and will invite others who may or may not share similar backgrounds to do the same. The conversation is not limited to special needs issues, as this practice of equal access, when authentically implemented, is impactful for all learners and communities.
Tuesday, March 8
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center Room 12AB