The Conference Theme "Access to Learning and Learning to Access"
The aim of the Conference is to present and share up-to-date pedagogical, technological and social venues to enhance education, rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with Visual Impairments, by modifying environment and improving technology.
Professionals, educational staff and academics from universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools with a specialization in inclusion or special education, representatives of associations and organizations in the field of visual impairment, inclusion and care, parents of students of elementary, secondary, higher and vocational education from Europe and other continents, non-governmental organizations, manufacturers and distributors of technologies and equipment for visually challenged people, policymakers and government officials, individuals with visual impairment and people who have special interests in visual impairment issues.
Leading professionals will deliver key notes; renowned professionals will offer presentations, experts will provide workshops and individuals will present posters.
In addition we shall discuss best practice in the areas of
- Segregation versus inclusion
- Chasing support technologies for independent learning, mobility and daily living
- The challenge of employment and regulations – are they impeding or supporting employment
- Age related sensory changes and related impairments
The ALEH Society was established in 1990. Our goal is to aid and advance higher education for the blind in Israel and promote social mobility.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, founded in 1918 and opened officially in 1925, is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution.
ICEVI-Europe is an association of professionals and professional organisations that promotes equal access to appropriate education and rehabilitation of people with visual impairment so that they may achieve their desire to actively participate as full members of society.
On behalf of the Host Committee, Tomer Rosner