2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

People with Disabilities Can "Be There" Too

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
Austin Convention Center


There's a question that needs to be answered. That question is "“How can the digital world help people with disabilities lead more fulfilling lives?” Together Erin Rapacki of Suitable Tech and Henry Evans, a Technology Activist living with quadriplegia, will come together to discuss the ultimate answer as well as the idea that technology often aims only to improve basic needs, but not overall well-being and quality of life for the people living with disabilities.

Via the Beam Smart Presence System, Henry will talk about how beaming into museums has allowed he and others who are home-bound with disabilities to visit places which would be otherwise impossible for them to travel to.

Join Henry and Erin as they take audience on a live tour of museums, and other locations, around the world.


#sxsw #BeamSmart


Erin Rapacki

Dir of Mktg

Suitable Technologies

Erin a product storyteller with robotics experience across academia and industry, from both the Boston and Silicon Valley hotspots, with projects ranging from flexible logistics, supply chain, FDA ...

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Henry Evans at SXSW

Henry Evans


Robots for Humanity

At age 40, Henry Evans was left mute and quadriplegic after a stroke-like attack caused by a hidden birth defect. Years of therapy helped him learn to move his head and use a finger -- which allows...

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Kavita Krishnaswarmy

PhD Candidate

University of Maryland


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