Program summary

Friday June 25

  • GTAC, Global Technology & Accessibility Conference 16:00 - 17:30 Madrid Time
  • Domotics for blind people 18:00 - 19:30 Madrid Time

Monday June 28

  • Inaugural Session 11.00 – 11.30  Madrid Time
  • Plenary Session 11.30 – 12.30 Madrid Time (MT). Global transformation and innovation, key to inclusive societies
  • Partnerships for Change – Book Launch 12.30 – 13.00  Madrid Time

CONCURRENT THEMATIC WEBINARS 14.30-22.00 Madrid Time

Session 1: 14.30-16.00  Madrid Time

  • Work with Persons with MDVI – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Higher Education for persons with Visual Impairment
  • Disability and Intersectionality: Joint efforts in promoting full inclusion
  • The future of work, new working environments post COVID-19

Session 2: 16.30-18.00 Madrid Time

  • Accessibility and role of OPDs in Building Back Better for/with everyone in the Decade of Action
  • Inclusive Education
  • Parental Involvement
  • Accessible Learning Materials

Session 3: 18.30-20.00 Madrid Time

  • Partnerships as key element in the disability movement
  • COVID 19 lessons learnt for a more inclusive and accessible world - How to build back better
  • Participation of people with disabilities and educators in the achievement of SDG 4
  • Low vision innovation, trends and advancements in the prevention of blindness

Session 4: 20.30-22.00  Madrid Time

  • Climate Change
  • Low Vision
  • Corporate responsability and SDG
  • Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty: WBU training initiative

Tuesday, June 29

Business sessions of WBU  11.00 – 12.30 Madrid Time

  • Welcome by WBU president
  • Presentation of reports, resolutions, constitutional amendments, budget and other business adopted in the week of June 21/25
  • Obituaries
  • Presentation of election results
  • Any other business 

UMC Regional Reports by Regional Presidents

ICEVI Regional Meetings and Special Interest Groups 11.00 – 12.30 Madrid Time

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America and Caribbean
  • West Asia

ICEVI General Assembly 12.30 – 14.00 Madrid Time

CONCURRENT THEMATIC WEBINARS 14.30 – 22.00 Madrid Time

Session 5: 14.30-16.00  Madrid Time

  • Youth Leadership
  • COVID 19 intervention in services for person with Visual Impairment
  • Where’s Waldo? Where’s Wally?
  • Importance of employment to achieve the sustainable development goals

Session 6: 16.30-18.00  Madrid Time

  • Witness the wedding of two practice-leading technologies, providing new forms of illuminating your next-steps with information
  • Mathematics education for persons with visual impairment
  • WBU Employment report launch
  • Audio description around the globe

Session 7: 18.30-20.00 Madrid Time

  • Social responsibility and leadership, the private sector and OPDs collaboration
  • Orientation Session Accessibility Go! a guide to action
  • Visionary Learning Enabled by Technology

Session 8: 20.30-22.00 Madrid Time (MT)

  • Early Childhood Care
  • New ways of getting from here to there, between floors
  • Inclusive leadership and purpose

Wednesday, June 30

  • Valedictory Session 12.30 – 14.00 Madrid Time (MT) 10:30-12.00 GMT