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Thursday, March 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop: People-centered assistive technologies & inclusive design LIMITED

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The Assistive Technologies Events at ES:GC2  will engage participants in discussing new strategies and global opportunities for influencing disability research that will benefit individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities in developed countries and low-resourced communities. The presentations will highlight the potential for positive global impact that is envisioned by the DOCTRID International Research Institute and its international partners in the EU, USA, Canada and Japan.

Three key areas will be explored in the course of the Symposium and Workshop:
 
1. Establishing and utilizing internationally-based collaborations to conduct Assistive Technology research using EU Horizon 2020 Funding instruments.
 
2. Creating a global Assistive Technologies consortium that will access and utilize new European Union research and development funding to partner in collaborative research.
 
3. Maximizing the role of international Assistive Technologies R&D structures including DOCTRID and AAATE, the private sector, advocacy groups and charities that can expand access to diverse networks, assess research initiatives for broader impact and advise on policy and new directions.
 
 
 
Activities
 
Meeting: Early-bird AT Workshop for Speakers (by invitation only)
Date: Tuesday 5th March
Time: 9.30am-1.00pm
Venue: Enterprise Ireland Office Brussels 
 
Meeting: AT Symposium Speakers pre-symposium Workshop (by invitation only)
Date: Wednesday 6th March
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Venue: ISC Offices
 
Meeting: AT Symposium (open to people registered to the Conference)
Date: Thursday 7th March
Time: 9.00am-12.00pm
Venue: EU Parliament
 
Meeting: AT Workshop (open to all)
Date: Thursday 7th March
Time: 2.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: Radisson BLU EU Hotel – Schuman Meeting Room 

 

Agenda

 


Moderators
avatar for Lynnae Ruttledge

Lynnae Ruttledge

International disability rights policy advisor, DOCTRID
Lynnae M. Ruttledge is a member of the US National Council on Disability, appointed by President Obama in 2013. In addition, she serves as a disability policy advisor to the international research institute, DOCTRID. Ms. Ruttledge served as Commissioner of the US Rehabilitation Services Administration from December 2009 to January 2012; a role that provided national level leadership for the public vocational rehabilitation and independent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Karola Dillenburger

Prof. Karola Dillenburger

Centre for Behaviour Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Prof Karola Dillenburger has worked extensively in social care and therapeutic settings in Germany before moving to Northern Ireland. She is the Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis in the School of Education at QUB. She has published widely, including 5 books, 5 multimedia training resources, and over 50 academic papers. Her research interests include the application of Behaviour Analysis in areas such as trauma, bereavement and loss... Read More →
avatar for Dr. John Dinsmore

Dr. John Dinsmore

Health Innovation Lead, Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
John Dinsmore is a health psychology researcher who’s work has focused on analysing behavioural change, illness perceptions, cognitive mediators, quality of life and quality of care of individuals living with chronic illnesses (including stroke, COPD, schizophrenia, dementia and obesity) through various collaborative projects with Intel, the Technology Research for Independent Living Centre (TRIL), The Queen's University of Belfast, The... Read More →
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Mark Dyer

Director Trinity Haus, School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mark Dyer holds the Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation at Trinity College Dublin since 2008 and is the founding director of the TrinityHaus research centre for sustainability and innovation in the built environment.  Previously he was Professor of Civil Engineering and head of department at University of Strathclyde; before merging the department with the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, which lead to the creation... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Director, SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin
Lizbeth Goodman is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education at University College Dublin, and an Executive Board member of the Innovation Academy (TCD, UCD, QUB), for which she runs the Social Entrepreneurship module and part of the core introductory interdisciplinary session on creative identities in innovation. She is Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. When she... Read More →
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Gerardo Herrera

Director, Assistive Technology lab for autism, Robotics Institute, University of Valencia, Spain
Gerardo Herrera, MSc, is the responsible of the Autism & IT Group at the IRTIC Technological Institute.  He has a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Valladolid and holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Valencia. He founded the Autism Group in 1999 and since then he has directed more than 40 IT R&D projects for people with disabilities. He is member of the COST Action BM 1004 Enhancing the... Read More →
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Magí Almirall Hill

Director, Office of Learning Technologies, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Magí Almirall works in the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He leads the Office of Learning Technologies. Since 1995 he has worked in the IT department leading the development of the UOC virtual campus platform . His current work focuses on two themes; tools for e-learning platforms and new formats of learning contents. These projects focus on standardization, accessibility for people with disabilities, usability and free software... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Geraldine Leader

Dr. Geraldine Leader

Psychologist, behaviour analyst and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr. Geraldine Leader is a psychologist, behaviour analyst and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research interests lie in the area of autism spectrum disorders.  Geraldine is the founding director of the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research. http://www.nuigalway.ie/ican/ Presentation Title: The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research at National... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Michael J. Leahy

Prof. Michael J. Leahy

Professor and Director, Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies College of Education, Michigan State University,
Michael Leahy is a professor of rehabilitation counseling and director of the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. His continuing research interests include professional competency development and education, professionalization, regulation of practice, vocational assessment, disability and rehabilitation policy, case management practices, outcomes, evidenced-based practices in rehabilitation counseling, and services for individuals... Read More →
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Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The IDRC is an international center of expertise in digital inclusion. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional research centre on... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Radisson Blu EU Hotel Idaliestraat 35, 1000 Brussels

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