WBU/ICEVI Joint Assembly


Logo for WBU and ICEVI 2016The World Blind Union (WBU) and ICEVI (International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments) will hold a joint assembly in Orlando, Florida (USA) August 18-25, 2016.

The themes of the conference will be:

  1. Human Rights for persons who are blind or have low vision
    Concurrent session Topics​: Creating demand for education; Gender; Advocacy; Practices in Realizing the CRPD; CBR in rural and urban settings; The UN Post 2015 Development goals; Move to implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty; The Right to Literacy; Marrakesh, Post 2015 and the CRPD: Using the instruments for persons who are blind and have additional disabilities
  1. Technology
    Concurrent Session Topics: Wayfinding; Web Accessibility; Technology for independent living and inclusive design; Access to the curriculum through mainstream and assistive technologies; Panel debate on mainstream versus assistive technologies; Technology for persons with visual impairment and deafblindness or other disabilities; Technology for people with low vision; Technology in developing countries; Social media
  1. Youth Leadership and Social Engagement
    Current Session Topics: Higher education, including experience of students transitioning from school to higher education; Preparation for employment; Youth organizations; Social engagement, self-esteem, self-advocacy; Role of social media in youth leadership and social inclusion; Sport and recreation
For more information see:  http://www.wbu-icevi2016.org


Event Date: 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 to Thursday, August 25, 2016