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About Certec Information Day

Once a year, Certec opens up it doors to all those who are interested in seeing how technology and design can create great opportunities for people with disabilities.

This is a full-day event that gives you the chance to mingle and meet up at the seminars and in the exhibition areas. Most seminars are in Swedish. 

Certec Information Day is free of cost, but registration is required.

Certec Information Days appeal to a broad target group. This includes people who work in different branches of health care and social services, the schools, planning and administration. But also to people with disabilities and their relatives, to social workers, personal assistants, doctors, teachers, case workers, students, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and politicians.

How did it start?

The idea for Certec Information Days grew out of an increasing interest for Certec's activities from professionals and organizations. Requests for study visits were on the increase, and the more people who visited, the more who wanted to come

Setting up the demonstrations and making sure the technology worked was taking more and more time. But we did not want to miss the rewarding discussions that often arose when the Certec staff interacted with our technological-pedagogical examples and the visitors, many from rehabilitation and habilitation.  

Instead of reducing the number of visits, we decided to concentrate our efforts on having one or two larger information meetings a year. In this way we could more carefully prepare our demonstrations and more actively go out and invite those we thought would be interested.

At the first Certec Information Day there were 150 people in attendance, 300 at the second and 750 at the third. Since then we have had between three and five hundred visitors every time. It has become clear that the need is great and that many visitors return.   

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