ICEAPVI-2015 logo International Conference on Enabling Access
for Persons with Visual Impairment

February 12-14, 2015, Athens, Greece

Conference Program

Time Wednesday, 11 February 2015
15:00-19:00 registration icon Registration
19:00-21:00 cocktail icon Welcome Cocktail (more info)

Time Thursday, 12 February 2015
10:00-14:00 registration icon Registration
14:00-14:30 Opening of the Conference
14:30-15:15 Invited Speech
Chair: Panagiota (Betty) Leotsakou

Nurit Neustadt-Noy (Foundation for Service Development at National Insurance Institute of Israel): Beyond Accessibility - Museums and Exhibits Friendly to Visually Impaired and Blind Visitors
15:15-15:40 coffee break icon Coffee Break
15:40-17:00 Plenary Session A
Chair: Andrea Hathazi
Marjorie Darrah, Walter Aviles, Kristen Murphy and Kirill Speransky: Computer Haptic Effects in Math and Sciences Lessons Support Student Learning
Jan Engelen and Bert Paepen: Media Access - Automatic Generation of Daily Newspapers in Audio Daisy Format
Konstantinos Papadopoulos and Marialena Barouti: The Contribution of Audio-Tactile Maps to Spatial Knowledge of Individuals with Visual Impairments
Aineias Martos, Vassilios Argyropoulos and Georgios Kouroupetroglou: 8-dot Braille Code for Complex Nemeth Symbols
Guile Seidel and Yael Weisz-Rind: Making Education Accessible - The Power of Parents' Association in Israel
17:00-17:30 coffee break icon Coffee Break
17:30-19:10 Plenary Session B
Chair: Jan Engelen
Amanda Hussey: The Role of Equine Therapy in an Educational Setting for Visually Impaired Children
Petra Gröber: What are the Differences? A Comparison of the Regular and Mobile Websites of Online Social Networks
Tove Söderqvist Dunkers and Annica Winberg: Prerequisites for Participation for Students with Impairments in Different School Activities - An Analytic Tool for Identifying Barriers and Positive Factors for Participation in the School Context
Marian Padure: Accessibility University Centers for Students with Visual Impairments in Romania
Alice Ribeiro, António Silva, Bruno Giesteira, Diamantino Freitas, Jorge Fernandes, Jorge Alves, Nuno Regadas and Vítor Carvalho: PLACES - A Web Platform for Accessibility
19:10-19:40 Workshops of Exhibitors: "Innovating ideas just for you"
The Super Braille Keyboard: INPRIS
19:40-20:30 Round Table: "The Power of Parent Organizations"
Chair: Steven McCall
Yael Weisz-Rind and Ofek Liyladenu, Israel Parents Organization
Angelette Akkermans, Mi Ta Stimabo, The Netherlands
Representatives of the Greek Parent Organizations: HERA, KEAT & AMYMONI

Time Friday, 13 February 2015
09:30-11:10 Plenary Session C
Chair: Nurit Neustadt-Noy
Andrea Hathazi: The Use of Strength-Based Approach in Access to the Social Environment
Vítor Carvalho and Diamantino Freitas: Converting SVG Images to Text and Speech
Bart Melis-Dankers, Else Havik, Frank Steyvers, Helen Petrie and Aart Kooijman: Accessibility of Shared Space by Visually Challenged People
Babar Shahzad Chaudary, Petri Pulli and Helal Chowdhry: Advanced Navigation Assistance Aids for the Visually Impaired and Blind Persons
Rynhardt Kruger and Lynette Van Zijl: Virtual World Accessibility with the Perspective Viewer
11:10-11:40 coffee break icon Coffee break
11:40-12:40 Keynote Speech
Chair: Georgios Kouroupetroglou

Klaus Miesenberger (Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria): Advanced and Emerging Solutions: ICT and AT in Education of Low Vision and Blind Students
12:40-13:40 Poster Session
Chair: Dimitrios Tsonos
George Losik, Fiodor Philipovich, Panteleimon Egorov and Alena Brazevich: "Plane Table" for Oral Perception of the Page with the Text by Visually Impaired Individuals
Shi Qiu, Jun Hu and Matthias Rauterberg: Nonverbal Signals for Face-to-Face Communication Between the Blind and the Sighted
Mary Stylidi, Aikaterini Tavoulari, Maria Zeza, Philippos Katsoulis and Vasiliki Pasparaki: A School Evacuation Plan after Earthquake for Blind MDVI and Deaf- Blind Students - Universal Design of Wayfinding and Cognitive Maps Using Multi-Sensory Signs
Abdelilah Ramhani: The Rules of the Art of Painting Customized for the Blind
Ioanna Vonikaki and Evaggelia Toumazani: A Greek Home Visiting Program of Early Child Intervention for Visually Impaired Infants and Preschoolers with and without Additional Disabilities - Present Reflections and Visions
Sara Finocchietti, Giulia Cappagli, Gabriel Baud-Bovy, Charlotte Magnusson, Héctor Caltenco, Graham Wilson, Stephen Brewster, Ann-Kathrin Rogge, Brigitte Roeder, Elena Cocchi, Paola Campana, Carla Gilio, Elisabetta Capris and Monica Gori: ABBI, a New Technology for Sensory-Motor Rehabilitation of Visual Impaired People
Takehiro Sakai, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Yoshinori Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kudo and Noboru Ohnishii: A Mobile System of Reading out Restaurant Menus for Blind People
13:40-14:40 lunch break icon Lunch Break
14:40-16:10 Plenary Session D
Chair: Alexandros Pino
Shi Qiu, Jun Hu and Matthias Rauterberg: Mobile Social Media for Blind People - Preliminary Observations
Bernhard Stoeger and Klaus Miesenberger: Accessing and Dealing with Mathematics as a Blind Individual - State of the Art and Challenges
Thomai Tsiakali and Vassilios Argyropoulos: An Investigation of the Perspectives of Teachers on the Literacy Media Selections for Students with Visual Disability - The Role of Assistive Technology
Maria Zeza and Pilios-Dimitrios Stavrou: Intervention Program in Deafblind Students - An Educational Plan for Body Schema Awareness
Sara Backström Lindeberg: The Importance of Sound for Access to Social and Educational Context - An Observational and Interview Study with Students with Blindness
16:15-17:35 Workshops of Exhibitors: "Innovating ideas just for you"
SNIZZLY SNOUTSs: a children's Book, Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde
The Device "Step & Hear": Step-Hear Ltd.
19:30-22:00 dinner icon Gala Dinner (more info)

Time Saturday, 14 February 2015
09:30-11:30 Plenary Session E
Chair: Panagiota (Betty) Leotsakou
Konstantinos Papadopoulos and Eleni Koustriava: Comprehension of Synthetic and Natural Speech - Differences Among Sighted and Visually Impaired Young Adults
Vassilios Papadimitriou and Argyropoulos Vassilios: Spelling Accuracy of Students with Visual Impairments - Suggestions Based on Assistive Technologies
Moshe Oved and Zohar Ginio: Promoting Higher Education and Assistance for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Israel - The Model for the "Aleh" Society
Tina Björk and Kerstin Fellenius: Interactions Between Students with Severe Visual Impairment, Sighted Peers and Adults in Swedish Public Schools
Maria Georgakarakou: Some Observations on the Blind Medieval Composer Francesco Landini
Athanasia Efstathiou and Stavroula Polichronopoulou: Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Visually Impaired Students - Teaching Materials Used by Teachers of English
11:30-12:00 coffee break icon Coffee Break
12:00-12:20 Closing Session
13:30-20:00 acropolis icon Tourist Program (more info)

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