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“Veljko Ramadanovic” School celebrates 100 years

Date: 21 November 2017
Author : Vera Rapagão

 

Our Serbian partner is celebrating 100 years, in December! The School for Visually Impaired Pupils “Veljko Ramadanovic“ was established in 1917, in Biserta, Tunisia. In 1919, its location changed to Zemun, Belgrade, in Serbia. “Veljko Ramadanovic” is a school for students with visual impairment from all over Serbia. To celebrate this important event with guests and friends, various activities will take place from December 11 to December 13, 2017: on December 11th,…

 

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Results Sensnet at Enviter Conference in Düren

Date: 9 October 2017
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Sensnet is a two-year project in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. Composed by 7 partners from Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The largest cause of sensory impairments is the ageing process with over 60s. Rising life expectancy and increasing numbers of older people in the population in Europe means a growing number of individuals are affected by visual and hearing impairments. A key challenge related to the quality of life of older…

 

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Aktila Project

Date: 9 October 2017
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Recent reports show that the unemployment rate of severely disabled people has continued to rise since 2010, despite the overall fall in unemployment. This applies in particular to peo-ple aged over 55 who are severely disabled, even though severely handicapped unemployed persons are above-average qualified in comparison to non-disabled unemployed persons (static evidence is available). This also applies to blind and visually impaired people.   Research questions Against this…

 

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Enviter 2017 Meeting in Düren, Germany

Date: 4 October 2017
Author : Vera Rapagão

 

During the week of September 25th to 29th, ENVITER Network members encountered for the 3 days annual meeting, this year held in Germany, hosted by the BFW Düren.  

 

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Enviter at Vision2017

Date: 3 July 2017
Author : Ruben Koman

 

From the 25th – 29th June 2017 Vision2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR) was to be held  in The Hague – The Netherlands. The congress theme: Low vision rehabilitation, a global right. Enviter member Bláithín Gallagher was attending the conference on behalf of Enviter. Ruben Koman (Royal Dutch Visio) interviewing Bláithín Gallagher at Vision2017 (YouTube): {^youtubevideo…

 

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Enviter General Meeting & Conference in Düren, Germany. Call for papers

Date: 19 June 2017
Author : Ruben Koman

 

The Enviter Network is very pleased to announce our 2017 Annual Conference in Düren, Germany. The purpose of our Annual Conference is to create an intellectual platform for professionals to share their theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of vision impairment, focusing especially on innovative methodologies, practices and tools.

 

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Enviter launches European Academy on Sensory Impairments (EASI)

Date: 19 June 2017
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Twenty member organisations from 16 countries gathered for the General Meeting and Conference of Enviter in September 2016. Enviter launched the European Academy on Sensory Impairments (EASI) in Plovidv, Bulgaria. (Photo of the Enviter group 2016)

 

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Enviter meeting in Lisbon 2015

Date: 12 November 2015
Author : Ruben Koman

 

The Enviter General Meeting and conference took place in Lisbon, November 2015. More than twenty members were invited by the Portuguese member Convida.    

 

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IMC15 Call for Abstracts is now open

Date: 19 September 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

The 15th International Mobility Conference (IMC15) welcomes the submission of abstracts related to the developments in orientation and mobility research and clinical intervention in the form of oral and poster sessions at the Conference that will be held from July 6-9, 2015 in Montréal, Canada. Don't miss the opportunity to submit an abstract of your latest scientific research or intervention project. The abstract deadline is December 1, 2014.

 

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8th International Conference Special Education and Rehabilitation Today

Date: 24 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

We are glad to inform you that The 8th International Conference Special Education and Rehabilitation Today will be organized in Belgrade from 7th to 9th November 2014.   Conference topics: ·            Early intervention in special education and rehabilitation ·            Assessment techniques in special education and…

 

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5th European Conference on Psychology and Visual Impairment (ECPVI 2014)

Date: 4 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

When?       20th – 21st November 2014 (Thursday – Friday)   Where? Bratislava – Slovakia - Mercure Bratislava Centrum hotel http://www.mercure.com/gb/home/index.shtml   Who? •Are you working with people with visual impairment? •Are you a researcher conducting research in the area of visual impairment? •Are you a teacher who wishes to get a deeper insight into the psychology of visual impairment? •Are…

 

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3rd International SensAge Conference: 23 June 2014

Date: 3 July 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

3rd International SensAge Conference: 23 June 2014, King’s Manor, University of York, UK.   The theme for this, the 3rd Annual International SensAge Conference, was Promoting Active Participation by Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. In the two previous Annual Conferences, themes had focused on the current state of knowledge in the field of Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities (2012), and on the Quality of Services and their Impact (2013).   In this…

 

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Newsletter May 2014. Third Sensage Conference in York, UK, June 23, 2014

Date: 15 May 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

The SensAge Newsletter of May 2014 reports about the increasing amount of information supporting ageing people with sensory disabilities: - The SensAge-video can be watched in several languages - The network is asking people to add more articles, data, information, methodologies, skills and events to the Knowledge Base – a Knowledge Base which, thanks to the Members of the SensAge Project, is becoming the Reference Point for Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities in…

 

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Subscription to AFE-INNOVNET Newsletter now open

Date: 24 March 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Information about the new AFE-INNOVNET Newsletter.   Subscription to AFE-INNOVNET Newsletter now open Dear All,   If you wish to get regularly updated on AFE-INNOVNET, the new thematic network coordinated by AGE to promote age-friendly environments across Europe,  you can now register to the project’s monthly newsletter on the homepage of AFE-INNOVNET’s website : www.afeinnovnet.eu   You may read the first edition here.     …

 

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3rd International SensAge Conference

Date: 7 March 2014
Author : Iris Schreurs

 

Promoting Active Participation by Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities June 23, 2014

 

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The Second European Festival of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind, September 2014

Date: 31 January 2014
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Host organization: National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria (NADbBg) www.nasgb.org Place: Bulgaria, the city of Plovdiv, the Hotel “Novotel” – Plovdiv www.icep.bg Dates: from 14th September 2014 to 22nd September 2014.    

 

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International conference Adaptive technologies in cultural institutions as means of engaging visually impaired persons in the art of music

Date: 10 December 2013
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Committee for Culture of St.-Petersburg St.-Petersburg State Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired Russian Library Association. April 3-4 2014.  

 

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SenSage poster presentation at ForAge International Conference

Date: 4 October 2013
Author : Ruben Koman

 

Budapest, 30 Sept-1 Oct. 2013   Tajana Uzun from Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir, participated at ForAge International Conference in Budapest in order to present the SensAge project to the conference participants.     

 

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ForAge International Conference, Budapest, 30 Sept.-1 Oct. 2013

Date: 12 July 2013
Author : Ruben Koman

 

(renewed message)   ForAge International Conference:   The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe Learning from Experience      30 September – 1 October 2013  Budapest, Hungary    

 

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SensAge conference Istanbul (July 2013)

Date: 11 July 2013
Author : Ruben Koman

 

The 2nd Annual SensAge Conference 'Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities – Quality of Services and Their Impact' took place in Istanbul, on the 2nd July 2013, within the framework of the 8th ICEVI-European Conference on Education and Rehabilitation of people with visually impairment. On the 3rd of July a SensAge project meeting took place.    

 

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