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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