NFB 2016 Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, today announced the finalists for its 2016 Scholarship Program, which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement by blind scholars. The students are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals. Continue reading “NFB 2016 Scholarship Program”

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students

Baltimore, Maryland (June 21, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under the auspices of its National Center for Blind Youth in Science, will conduct the first of two summer engineering programs for blind high school students here this week. Continue reading “National Federation of the Blind Conducts Engineering Program for Blind Students”

The First World Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind

The First World Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
3.7.2016 – 10.7.2016

HOST ORGANIZATION: National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria (NADbBg)
www.nasgb.org
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Work, age, health and employment – evidence from longitudinal studies

Work, age, health and employment – evidence from longitudinal studies

International Interdisciplinary ICOH Conference
19.9.2016 – 21.9.2016
19.9.2016 – 21.9.2016

Conference topics comprise
1. “Work and retirement”, 2. “Work, age and health”, 3. “Life course approaches in retirement research”, 4. “Measuring change in longitudinal research” and 5. “Cross-national assessments – opportunities and challenges”.
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The XXXVIth Convention of Pedagogy for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The XXXVIth Convention of Pedagogy for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Graz Austria
1.8.2016 – 5.8.2016

The convention is a platform of different perspectives of the topic „inclusion of persons with visual impairments, blindness and multiple impairments. These perspectives concern various different concepts in the fields of pedagogy, social science, medicine, technical and therapeutic disciplines as well as regional, national and cross-national approaches of further development concerning inclusive learning and living of people with disabilities, in order to foster the principles of the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities.
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10th European e-Accessibility Forum e-Accessibility in a connected world

10th European e-Accessibility Forum e-Accessibility in a connected world

Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris, France
30.5.2016

This 10th European e-Accessibility Forum will explore:
Why the Internet of Things (IoT) is so important to our social and economic development
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European Guide Dog Federation (EGDF) Conference

European Guide Dog Federation (EGDF) Conference

Brdo Estate, Slovenia
14.4.2016 – 16.4.2016

Our conference venue is the Brdo Estate, the 200-hectare former summer home of Marshall Tito. It consists of the historic castle he occupied, a more recently built hotel with meeting rooms and a modern conference centre – all set in beautiful parkland with lakes. Here is the link to the website: http://www.brdo.si/en
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International Conference on Sensory Issues and Disability

International Conference on Sensory Issues and Disability

Paris, France
17.3.2016 – 19.3.2016

On March 17th and 18th, 2016: in the wake of these first two conferences on Sensory Issues and Disability, INS HEA is organizing a new scientific and professional event focusing on the sense of Touch. Spurred by Dr Nathalie Lewi-Dumont, the international conference “Touch to learn, touch to communicate” will take place at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris.
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Gender Balance Power Map Fınal Conference

GENDER BALANCE POWER MAP FINAL CONFERENCE

SOCIAL AND CONVENTIONAL ENTERPRISES CO-INSPIRING EACH OTHER TO PROMOTE GENDER OPPORTUNITIES
3.3.2016, 16:00 – 17:00
It is needless to justify the gap between women and men’s representation in decision-making… Yet it is time to find solutions! This is why POUR LA SOLIDARITÉ invites you today to a European conference on the corporate and political tools to set up to support gender equality in businesses. Be there on 3 March!
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