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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

                                 Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict- Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs

                                Regine Gessner, Managing Director Germany, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc., 

                                Axel Leblois, President and Executive DIrector G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs


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         Plenary Session: 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


                                Kick-off presentation on “The Progress of Digital Accessibility in Europe as Measured by Advocates – DARE Index”:                                                     Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President Institutional Relations, G3ict – Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs



                                David Zanoletty Garcia, Chief of Accessible Technology and R&D Department Fundación ONCE, Spain

                                 Dr Dušan Caf, Director at the Digitas Institute and Founder of the Digital Society Forum, Slovenia

                                Robin Spinks, Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Vice Chair Technology                                       Committee World Blind Union, United Kingdom


                                Q/As Session


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 of the BEH Association of Manufacturers and Retailers of                                                                   Assistive Technology, EVP CSS MicroSystems GmbH, Germany                                  


                                Alejandro Moledo, Policy Coordinator, European Disability Forum, Belgium

                                Dagmar Greskamp, Expert Work and Inclusion, Aktion Mensch e.V., Germany

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

                                Stein Erik Skotkjerra, Head of Accessibility Relations, Siteimprove, Denmark


12.15 - 12.30      Presentation of Moderators and Panellists for the Afternoon Parallel Sessions


12.30 - 13.45      Break – Lunch Imbiss


13.45 - 15.15      Parallel Sessions

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


                               Conference Room 4: Solutions for Senior Living in the City and at Home

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


                               Ina Voelcker, Project Officer of the Secretariat for International Policy on Ageing, Project Officer of the Service Point on                                                Digitalisation and Education for Older People, German National Association of Senior Citizens‘ Organisations

                               (BAGSO e.V.), Germany 

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

                               Renate Welter, Vice President, Germany Association for Hearing Impaired People, Germany together with Claire

                               Sabler Landesmann, Member of ÖSB, Austria


                               Conference Room 3: Leveraging Technologies for Accessible Workplaces and Better Employment

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


                               Ángel Pérez, Senior Technology and Innovation Lead, Leonard Cheshire, United Kingdom

                               Hansjörg Lienert, CEO Dräger + Lienert GbR, Germany

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

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

                               Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Hüsing, Deputy Head of the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics, RWTH                                        Aachen University, Germany


                               Conference Room 6: Inclusive Digital Environments in Education

                               Moderator: Susanna Laurin, Research & Innovation Officer, Funka, Sweden Representative for G3ict/IAAP to the

                               European Commission


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

                               Dr. G. Anthony Giannoumis Professor, Social Entrepreneur, Advocate, Norway

                               Matthias Grote, Lead Department Work & Employment, Caritas, Germany

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


15.15 - 15.45     Coffee Break in Showcase Area 


15.45 - 16.45     Plenary Session: Presentation of Results of the Afternoon Parallel Sessions

                               Moderator: Mag. Klaus-Peter Höckner, CEO, Austrian Association Supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired People, Member                                  of the Austrian Disablity Forum and Member of the Global Leading Council (GLC) of IAAP Austria 

                               Rapporteurs of Parallel Sessions:

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

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

                        Susanna Laurin, Research & Innovation Officer, Funka, Sweden Representative for G3ict/IAAP to the European Commission


                              Q/As Session


16.45 -17.00      Closing Plenary, Opportunities Ahead


     Announcing the launch of IAAP Chapter for German-speaking countries (International Association for Accessibility                            Professionals) by Mag. Klaus Höckner


                               Axel Leblois, Director G3ict - Global initiative for Inclusive ICTs


17.00 - 18.00      Final Networking with Refreshments                             




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