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Monday 3/07/2017

Keynote Lecture by Prof. dr. Claudia Claes, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University, Belgium
14:00 – 15:30 Parrallel Session I: Oral Presentations
Room 1: Early Childhood
  • Evolution of visual impairment in children and adults born preterm
    Katrien Keppens
  • Get your coat: examining the development of the independent living skill of dressing in young children with visual impairment, young children with down syndrome, and typically developing children
    Jessica Hayton
  • Early intervention for visually impaired children: terms and stages of compensation of blindness in the first year of life
    Ludmila Myasnkova

Room 2: School Age
  • Tactile distinction by persons who are blind of raised lines and squares in four dot elevations produced with braille embossers
    Georgios Kouroupetroglou
  • BRAITICO. A new brailleliteracy method of ONCE, using ICT
    Elena Gastón
  • The development of online resources to support the effective assessment and teaching of literacy through braille
    Rory Cobb

Room 3: School Age
  • The assessment and development of digital literacy in students with vision impairment and additional learning needs: Preliminary findings from a current PhD study
    Emily H White
  • The online Digital Lifebook: a communication aid for the MDVI
    Dick Lunenborg
  • Together successful - Five years of inverse inclusion at Betty-Hirsch-School, Nikolauspflege Stuttgart, Germany
    Anne Reichmann

Room 4: Young adults
  • The challenge of non-verbal communication l
    Laurence Foulon
  • Solidarity in Sight: A Social and Psychological Support Program for young adults
    Lorenzo Billiet
  • Educational, professional and social inclusion of students with visual impairment: local solutions to a global perspective
    Marian Padure

Room 5: Adults
  • Mindfulness-based treatment for persons with a visual impairment or visual-and-intellectual disabilities
    Hannelies Hokke
  • A visual impairment is not just about seeing and watching. Get a view of the different aspects and dimensions of the emotional process.
    Heidi Deknudt
  • Measuring the effect of functional rehabilitation on quality of life
    Stéphanie Demartin

Room 6:
  • The Role of "Gender", "Islam", and "Turkish Culture" on Independence of individuals with Visual Impairments.
    Onder Islek
  • If vision matters
    Renate Walthes
  • New techniques and methods in working with multidisabled visually impaired students at 'Prof. Dr. Ivan Shishmanov' Special School for Visually Impaired Students
    Petinka Hristova

Room 7: BaGMIVI project (14:00-17:30)
  • Museums and People with Visual Impairments: the case of the BaGMIVI project
16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Session I
Room 1:
  • QoL
    Moderator: Remco Mosterd

Room 2:
  • All I need is time and practice
    Moderator: Gerti Jaritz

Room 3:
  • Visual Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorders: customised assessment and care throughout the life course
    Moderator: Peter Verstraten

Room 4:
  • Apps for mobile devices: how to distinguish accessible apps from inaccessible apps
    Moderator: Jeroen Baldewijns

Room 5:
  • Social haptic communication
    Moderator: Veerle Vanthuyne

Room 6:
  • Progression to an inclusive adult life after a childhood in a special education environment.
    An interactive discussion build on a testimony of a 40 year old blind single mother.
    Moderator: Monique Van den Abbeel

Tuesday 4/07/2017

Keynote Lecture by Prof. dr. Bea Maes, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences University of Leuven, Belgium
10:30 – 12:30 Parrallel Session II: Oral Presentations
Room 1: School Ages
  • Daisy player: the bigger picture.
    Piet Verstraete
  • Stories: a different way to interact with blind or visually impaired children and adults with additional disabilities
    Jeske D'haene
  • Counseling children and adolescents with visual impairment and multiple problems: topics, methods, and adjustments
    Elizabeth McCCann
  • Moving towards self-confidence
    Ria Waele

Room 2: School Ages
  • De Pit : an inclusion project for adolescents with visual impairment and multiple disabilities in the city of Tervuren.
    Veerle Coenraets
  • Concept development of Blind Children - A General Introduction
    Ans Withagen
  • Group meetings (1-4 days) for Children or Youngsters with Visual Impairment as a Method to achieve Individual Goals.
    Emma Van Damme
  • Analyzing social interactions in a regular class: a pilot study with secondary students with a visual impairment
    Mathieu Gaborit

Room 3: School Ages
  • Screening Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).
    Griet Pattyn
  • Using modern statistical mapping tools to identify social participation and wellbeing need in children with visual impairment.
    John Ravenscroft
  • Investigating risk perception and disaster management through perspectives of children with and without visual disability
    Magda Nikolaraizi
  • The role of leisure time and sport activities for people with visual impairment in developing social participation
    Andrea Hathazi

Room 4: School Ages
  • Art does not have to be Visual -student with Visual impairment and their art teachers about motivation in art.
    Anneli Embe
  • Making mathematics accessible, A study of how paraeducators work with adaptations
    Ulrika Vanhoenacker
  • SensusAccess - empowering VI students to be self sufficient
    Tanja Stevns
  • Maxmising SpatialL Potential: Spatial Thinking Modification and Universal Design for Students with VI
    Mary Stylidi

Room 5: Young Adults
  • Direct braille Printing of standard documents
    Björn Löfstedt
  • The perception of the text on the page by blind people using a "table plan".
    Georgy Losik
  • A comparison of the use of contracted vs. uncontracted French Braille: Methodological issues
    Nathalie Lewi-Dumont
  • A teaching framework for the teaching of a second/foreign language to learners with visual impairment.
    Katerina Athanasiadou

Room 6: Adults
  • Let me keep it safe!
    Angelique Koelewijn
  • My dog, my freedom: representations of the visually impaired and professionals
    Stéphanie Demartin
  • Modernising the outmoded 'Life in the UK' test in line with the contemporary global inclusive agenda
    Maha Khochen-Bagshaw
  • Employability of VI persons: jobs tailored to the disability or 'the sky is the limit'?
    Bart Verdickt

Room 7: Adults
  • The Benefits of Accessible Theatre Programmes on Students with Moderate and Severe Visual Impairment
    Judit Gombas
  • Audio description and students with visual impairments: what use for what benefits?
    Nathalie Lewi-Dumont
  • DogSim New Version
    Anita Lasaroms
  • Time awareness in individuals with MDVI
    Dick Lunenborg
14:00 – 15:30 Workshop Session II
Room 1:
  • Stimulating social contact between blind children and their sighted peers through playing together at regular kindergarten (age 5-6year)
    Moderator: Tiene Vanreybrouck

Room 2:
  • Sex and Relationship Education. "How to use the Sex Kit"
    Moderator: Emma Van Damme

Room 3:
  • Creating universal accessible text documents
    Moderator: Pieter Brabant

Room 4:
  • Selfconcept - Future Concept and Role of visual impaired
    Moderator: Tine Vanhauwaert

Room 5:
  • Can smartphones and tablets replace dedicated assistive devices?
    Moderator: Jeroen Baldewijns

Room 6:
  • Building mutual framework of Quality educational services offering for individuals with MDVI and Deafblind in Europe/Eurasia region
    Moderator: Perkins International

Room 7:
  • Geocaching with and for visually impaired children and youg adults
    Moderator: Marten van Doorn

Wednesday 5/07/2017

10:30 – 12:30 Parrallel Session III: Oral Presentations
Room 1: Early Childhood
  • An Examination of School Readiness: How Is the Construct Defined for Children Who Are Blind?
    Lisa McConachie
  • Developmental setback in children with congenital blindness or visual impairment. Systematic review and implications for clinical practice
    Ans van Eijden
  • The young blind Child: developmental Assessment
    Griet Pattyn
  • The Pearl - a preschool encouraging independence and participation
    Agneta Vestman

Room 2: School Age
  • Tough Talks: talking to children about sight loss
    Sarah Holton
  • "See?", psycho-education for visually impaired school aged children
    Yvonne Kruithof
  • EDUCARE, Behavioural problems in connection to Visual Impairments.
    Iris Schreurs
  • Quality at the end of life of visual impaired children: impact on and role of a physician
    Katrien Keppens

Room 3: Adults
  • Stimulating communication in individuals with deafblindness using an intersubjecvtive developmental perspective
    Saskia Damen
  • Using my feet- A description of the use of guide lines by an adult women with congenital deafblindness inside her house
    Marjo van Welbergen

Room 4: School Age
  • Individualised augmentative communication for individuals with autism, intellectual disability and visual impairment: Interpretation an implementation of the ComFor-V results
    Petra Hagen-Geerts
  • A Model of National Education SytSem for Multiply Disabled, Visually Impaired children
    Z.Nazan Baykan
  • Express myself, a teaching method about how to teach Multi Disabled Visually Impaired persons to use ICT tools.
    Iris Schreurs
  • Online e-Learning tool for mdvi learners
    Dick Lunenborg

Room 5: School Age
  • Behavioural Change: Inclusion or Exclusion? A Dilemma for Educators
    Elaine Gilmour
  • Searching the person through the handicap
    Albert Ruf Urbea
  • Biblus - digital library for alternate formats
    Lars Ballieu Christensen
  • Improving access to external examinations for students with vision impairment in the United Kingdom
    Rory Cobb

Room 6: Young Adults
  • Professional Training as a Part of Curriculum and its Influence on Employment
    Jana Loudova
  • Expedition ToP: Experiences of adolescents with visual impairments, their parents and professionals in promoting success in job participation.
    Judith Wijnen
  • Status of the specialist additional curriculum in the UK and outcomes for learners
    Sue Keil
  • On the thereshold of adulthood
    Annica Winberg

Room 7: Adults
  • Improving the quality of life for individuals with multiple disability and visual impairment by reaching out to other caretakers
    Claudine Martens
  • Visual Ability in Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Ana Katusic
  • What you can expect from the European Directive on accessible websites
    Bart Simons
  • Mental management : contribution to the improvement of the quality of life in ergotherapy
    Stéphanie Demartin

Thursday 6/07/2017

Keynote Lecture by Mrs. Kristen Layton, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Learning Perkins International
10:30 – 12:30 Parrallel Session IV: Oral Presentations
Room 1: Early Childhood
  • Ipad aplications for children with visual and multiply impairment - The family of EDA PLAY Apps
    Martina Vankatova
  • The sucess of a new conference organization methodology. Share our experience
    Elena Gastón
  • Tactile Wall Story - Magical Journey of Girl Ada and Dog Beni
    Aksinja Kermauner

Room 2: School Age
  • Spatial thinking and Visually Impaired students: an educational program of intervention
    Maria Zeza
  • The Spatial Representations Workshops: methods to develop skills and acquire autonomy
    Mikhael Poznanski
  • How 3d printing can support and help children with VI in education
    Eric Velleman
  • Inclusion in Education through Technology and Knowledge in Europe
    Lars Ballieu Christensen

Room 3: School Age
  • Children suspected of CVI: Structured way of observation children between 2,9 months and 12 years and the use of uniform observation lists, material and reporting templates.
    Nicole Scheirens
  • Sensitization about Cerebral Visual Impairment. The Cerebral Visual Impairment awareness program.
    Lore De Deyne
  • Cerebral visual impairment and teaching packs
    Eric van Heuvelen
  • Information communications technology assessment and intervention guidelines for children and young people with additional support needs.
    Jacqueline McGuire
  • Empowering dialog in classrooms: Challenges and needs of teachers of students with visual impairments in Turkey.
    Mehmet Cihan

Room 4: School Age
  • Visual Ability in Multiply Disabled Visually Impaired Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Ana Katusic
  • Visual data sheet, detailed information from the visual disabilities and it's impact on daily life.
    Valerie Bouchez
  • Acceptance of low vision devices by visually impaired children
    Stefanie Holzapfel
  • Tactual Profile - The development of the MDVI version
    Ans Withagen

Room 5: Young Adults
  • Transition from adolescence to adult life
    Riet Gyselbrecht
  • Transition from youngster to early adulthood in different aspects of life
    Eva De Stecker
  • A new kind of perceptive skill for computerized teaching psychology for blind students.
    Georgy Losik
  • The linkage between self-determination and psychosocial functioning of adolescents with a visual impairment
    Sabina Kef

Room 6: Adults
  • Methodology of the training "Passeur de sens" : accessibility in the cultural and touristic fields to improve quality of life
    Stéphanie Demartin
  • Advising assistive technology in the era of Universal Design
    Jeroen Baldewijns
  • Non-verbal communication - Thoughts and experiences among persons with blindness
    Tina Bjork
  • The online Digital Lifebook: a communication aid for the MDVI
    Dick Lunenborg

Room 7: School Age
  • Reading and comprehending mathematical expressions using braille in combination with synthetic speech
    Annemiek van Leendert
  • ‘Then I can read faster and make less mistakes' - Children with reading difficulties reporting on the influence of environmental factors on their reading performance
    Sonja Breitenbach
  • Who needs to know what? - A study to differentiate between the knowledge of TVI and mainstream school teachers in the inclusive education system
    Marie-Luise Schütt
  • Audio description and students with visual impairments: what use for what benefits?
    Nathalie Lewi-Dumont
14:00 – 15:30 Workshop Session III
Room 1:
  • Visual functioning of babies and young children with visual impairment or multiple disability and visual impairment : how to assess?
    Moderator: Myriam Callemeyn

Room 2:
  • Once up on a time ...ME and THE OTHERS!
    Moderator: Violaine van Cutsem

Room 3:
  • WerkWijzer A methodology for supporting people with visual impairment in combination with an autism spectrum disorder (ASS) whether there also another constraint such as intellectual disability.
    Moderator: Ellie Verstappen

Room 4:
  • Looking at communication in persons with congenital Deafblindness (CDB). Discovering their personal voice perspectives (mono logical versus dialogical)
    Moderator: Veerle Vanthuyne

Room 5:
  • Low vision devices - pros and cons for visually impaired people
    Moderator: Stefanie Holzapfel

Room 6:
  • Independence through quality braille training
    Moderator: John Heilbruun

Room 7:
  • Recognizing symptoms of posterior cortical atrophy
    Moderator: Greetje Koevoets

Friday 7/07/2017

Keynote Lecture by Mr. Peter Verstraten, Programme Manager Knowledge & Expertise Robert Coppes Foundation


P1Counseling children and adolescents with visual impairment and multiple problems: topics, methods, and adjustments
P2Tactual Profile, MDVI
P3Visually impaired people in aruba: a shift in networks, identity and respect in everyday life in a small-scale community
P4Aetiologies of cerebral visual impairment in mainstream secondary education
P5Motor development and (early) intervention in blind babies, toddlers and Children
P6Problems in orientation and mobility in children with cerebral visual impairment
P7Rising prevalence of cerebral visual impairment in mainstream secondary education calls for a different approach
P8If vision matters
P9Bookbox: a Story with 3D printed Tactile Plates
P10Families with a visual impaired child: integrating visual stimulation into daily Life
P11Care Binder for Parents regarding (social) Administration
P12"Regarding the future". Inspirations for and by people with a visual impairment.
P13The effects of exercise training programs in physical condition and mood disorders of visually impaired elderly people. A pilot study
P14New techniques and methods in working with multidisabled visually impaired students at "Prof. Dr. Ivan Shishmanov" Special School for Visually Impaired Students
P15The benefits of specialized care for persons with congenital dual sensory loss
P16The effects of exercise training programs in physical condition and mood disorders of visually impaired elderly people. A pilot study.
P17CVI camp for children with cvi, from 8 to 12 years.
P18Family focused intervention
P19Visual demands of augmentative and alternative communication
P20Dance Therapy Session as Part of Universal Design for Learning - "Body in Motion"
P21Challenges relating to blindness and low vision- teaching first language
P22Developing an online community of practice with professionals working with adults who are visually impaired and have psychiatric disorders
P23A new kind of perceptive skill for computerized teaching psychology for blind students. The perception of the text on the page by blind people using a "table plan". The project "cognitom by blind person"
P24Realization of Life Habits in Adults with Visual Impairment
P25The project "cognitom by a blind person".
P26E-Inclusion for the MDVI: mission possible or impossible?
P27Automatic Acoustic Rendering of Math Expressions in the Greek Language
P28Lighting for people with low vision, our approach
P29What you can expect from the European Directive on accessible websites
P30The First Steps Project
P31Creative Occupation Center for Children with Visual Impairment
P32Modern technology and their posibilities for persons with visual impairment
P33Impact of ict on social interactions in secondary mathematics classrooms: the case of students with a visual impairment
P34 Experiences of Parents and Professionals of Children Suffering from Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis.
P35The Perception of the Theatrical Performance
P36Play and social interaction augmented by a smart toy in children with visual impairments

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