Áine Walsh

Áine Walsh


Áine is a self-advocate who last year moved from a congregated setting to live in her new home in the community with her boyfriend and two friends. Áine enjoys engaging with digital technology and has been a champion on the Mefacilyta DeskTop a Skills teaching project. The project received funding through the Erasmus+ European project and Vodafone Foundation Spain. Through the use of this app Áine and learned many independent living skills which support her to have more autonomy over her own life. Áine travelled to Madrid during the summer to share her experience using the app and has presented at a number of events promoting the free android app.

Session 2 – Breakout Sessions: Exploring key issues

Innovations in Independent Living: How to Scale Up User Centred Design: How and Who Ethics: How to Steer Innovation