The 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:
Human Rights for persons who are blind or have low visionConcurrent 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
TechnologyConcurrent 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
Youth Leadership and Social EngagementCurrent 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