Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

Wednesday April 18th

Bus departs from Arlanda Airport and from Stockholm Central 09.30

11.00 Registration opens
11.30 Lunch and exhibition
13.00-13.15 Opening and welcome
13:15 to 14:15
”The only thing stable is change. Coping with the challenges in service provision in the information age ”.
Klaus Miesenberger, Vice Head of Institute Integrated Studies at the University of Linz, Austria
14.15 -15.00 Exhibitors presentations
15.00-15.45 Coffee & Exhibition
15.45 -16.30 ”Visual requirements and obstacles for normal reading function”
Tony Pansell, Senior Lecturer / Optician Researcher, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm.
16:45 to 17:45 ”The World’s Best Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient and What the Title Means”. Robson.
17.00-18.00 Annual Meeting for Föreningen För Synsrehabilitering (room announced later)
19.30 Networking & mingling in the exhibition
20.00 Dinner

Thursday April 19th

9.00-9.45 ”Sound of Vision – a system for helping with sensing environment and mobility”.
Rún Unnthórsson Professor Universitiy of Iceland.
9.45-10.00 Find your workshop
10.00 -10.45 Workshops 1
10.45 -11.15 Coffee & exhibition
11.15-12.00 ”Digital ADL for people with severe vision impairment”. Karin Jönsson, National Knowledge Center for Deafblind Questions (Nkcdb) & Thomas Ragnarsson, Adviser from  Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten.
12.00 -12.45 “The automated individual – Studies of the transition to digital society” IT researcher, Associate Professor Morten Hjelholt at IT University in Copenhagen.
12.45 -14.00 Lunch & Exhibition
14.00-14.45 Parallel Lectures
a) ”One size does not fit all”. Children with blindness: developmental aspects with special focus on blindness and autism. Kim de Verdier, Lic. psychologist, National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM), PhD student, Stockholm University, Department of Special Education.
b) ”Life with family, computers and trees”. Patrik Johansson, MSc Computer Science, Project Manager.
14.45-15.45 Coffee & exhibition
15.45-16.30 Workshops 2.
19.00 Welcome drink
19.30 Dinner

Friday, April 20th

9.00-9.45 Workshops 3
10.00-10.45 Workshops 4
10.45-11.15 Coffee & exhibition
11:15 to 12:15 The Research Council, Norad and Innovation Norway have given a total of 14,911 million norwegian kroners for the interdisciplinary project, that will help improve the reading capacity of elementary school children in Tanzania. The project started on April 1, 2017. Gunvor Birkeland Wilhelmsen, Associate Professor, AL-Educational Division, GLU and project manager.
12.15-12.30 Closure

13.00 Buses depart for Arlanda and Stockholm Central

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