PRE-20W: G3ict – AT Leadership Forum for AT Centers Around the World
Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies
A Flagship Advocacy Initiative of the United Nations
Global Alliance for Technology and Development
Invited Speaker(s): David Banes, Mada - Qatar AT Center; David Dikter, ATIA; Valerio Gower, CITT (Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer),Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus (Italy); Amy S. Goldman, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University/UCEDD, (U.S.A).; Sandy Hanebrink, Executive Director, Touch the Future; Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Emilia Romagna’s Regional Centre for Assistive Technology, (Italy); Phill Jenkins, IBM Corporation; Shilpi Kapoor, BarrierBreak Technologies/Net Systems Informatics, (India); Axel Leblois, G3ict; Jan Rogers, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI); Pauley Tedoff, The Trust for the Americas.
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
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This session will facilitate the exchange of best practices among executives running assistive technology centers serving persons with disabilities, special educators and rehabilitation professionals around the world.
Draft Agenda (subject to change):
Welcome and introductions, mission and objectives of the AT Centers Leadership Network
The evolving role of AT Centers: How latest policy and technology developments expand opportunities – International and U.S. perspectives
One Mission-Diverse Routes: Learning from the different approaches of AT centers around the world
Leveraging Internet tools for professionals and end-users: ATIM - Assistive Technologies Internet Modules
Sharing resources among AT Centers: Building a resource center and social network (10’ presentation, 20’ input and discussion)
Using AT solutions databases from around the world (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch break|
Should Assistive Technology Centers be involved in User-Centered R&D? Example of the TOBI-Project – Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction (30’ presentation, 15’ Q&As)
Developing a Certification for AT Professionals
|4:00 p.m.||Conclusions, next steps and activities and adjournment|
- Participants will be able to identify at least five (5) key success factors for AT Centers in the areas of funding, HR and measureable outcomes.
- Participants will be able to assess and apply at least three (3) ways to successfully work with AT and ICT vendors in the world of fast moving business and technology models.
- Participants will be able to network and identify with one or more successful AT Center from around the global to share experiences, best practices, challenges and opportunities.
Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, A Flagship Advocacy Initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for Technology and Development