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Preliminary Agenda as of August 9, 2019


Thursday, September 19, 2019


7.00 - 8.00           Showcase Setup


8.00 - 9.00           Registration, Welcome Coffee in Showcase Area


9.00 - 9.15           Opening G3ict and E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. 


9.15 - 10.45         Keynote Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert, Disability & Inclusion, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion                                           European Commission  


9.35 - 09.45         Q/As Session


9.45 -10.45         General Progress of Digital Accessibility in Europe

                                A snapshot of the progress of digital accessibility in Europe, including macro data from the G3ict’s DARE Index and country                                       case studies focusing on implementation success factors.


                                Moderator: Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT, Ireland


                                Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President Institutional Relations, G3ict, USA

                                Jesús Hernandéz Galán, Director of Universal Accessibility and Innovation Area, Fundación ONCE, Spain

                                Robin Spinks, Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), United Kingdom

                                Dusan Caf, Director Digitas Institute, Slovenia


10.45 - 11.15      Coffee Break in Showcase Area


11.15 - 12.15      Plenary Session: Latest Advances in Innovation and Impact on Solutions for Users

                                A discussion of how AI, voice application, IoT, robotics, cloud-based solutions and other new technologies continue to                                                 transform the field of digital accessibility and user’s experiences.


                                Moderator:  Christoph Jo. Müller, Board President BEH Association of Manufacturers and Retailers of Assistive Technology,                                     Germany


                                Alejandro Moledo, Policy Coordinator, European Disability Forum, Belgium

                                Lidia Best, Vice Chair, European Federation of Hard of Hearing People, United Kingdom

                                Christina Marx, Director Education and Information, Aktion Mensch, Germany



12.15 - 13.30      Break – Lunch Imbiss


13.30 - 15.00      Parallel Sessions

                                Moderators break the audience of their session into working groups/theme tables, each panelist leads a group. 


                               Solutions for Senior Living in the City and at Home

                               Moderator: Sabine Lobnig, Deputy Director, Communication & Regulation, Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF), Austria


                               Miroslav Vrankic , CEO E-GLAS, Founder ATAAC Conference Zagreb, Croatia 

                               Nicola Röhricht, Senior Policy Officer for Digitalization and Education, German National Association of Senior Citizens‘                                                 Organisations (BAGSO), Germany

                               Renate Welter, Vice President, Germany Association for Hearing Impaired People, Germany


                               Leveraging Technologies for Accessible Workplaces and Better Employment

                               Moderator: Antony Ruck, Chairman British Technology Association (BATA), United Kingdom


                               Prof. Dr. Angela Faber, Head of Department Schools, Inclusion Office, Social Compensation (LVR), Germany

                               Hansjörg Lienert, CEO Dräger + Lienert GbR, Germany

                               Malcom Glenn, Head of Global Policy, Accessibility and Underserved Communities at Uber, USA

                               Steve Tyler, Director of Assistive Technology, Leonard Cheshire, United Kingdom


                               Inclusive Digital Environments in Education



                               Anne-Marie Nebe, Accessibility & Usability Expert, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Test and Integration Center,                                               Germany

                               Maureen Piggot, Member of the Board, Inclusion Europe, Belgium 

                               Susanna Laurin, Chief Research and Innovation Office, Funka Nu AB, Representative of G3ict/IAAP to the European                                                     Commission, Sweden


15.00 - 15.30     Coffee Break  


15.30 - 17.00     Presentation Results of the 3 Sessions

                               Mag. Klaus-Peter Höckner, CEO, Austrian Society for Blind and Visually Impaired People, Austria 


                               Q/As Session


                               Closing plenary, Opportunities ahead

                               Axel Leblois, Director G3ict


17.00 - 18.00      Final Networking with Refreshments






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