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AccessibleEU Malta - Digital Assistive Technology: The current situation & way forward (WS & MLE-MT-01)

AccessibleEU co-organises this workshop with the Government of Malta to discuss the work that is being done locally for disabled persons in education, employment and ICT accessibility and find ways to continue ensuring accessibility in all sectors.

The conference will host a range of international and local speakers, who are highly recognised within this area of practice.

  • Target audience: Assistive technology practitioners and experts, therapists, education and inclusion practitioners, along with representatives of educational authorities of the Government of Malta, representatives of agencies supporting inclusion and disability, academics, and other interested parties.

  • When: Wednesday, November 22, 2023

  • Format: Online

  • Type of event: Workshops and mutual learning sessions

  • Language: English

  • How to participate: Free registration

  • information technology
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023, 09:00 - 14:00 (CET)
  • Malta


  1. 22 Nov 2023, 09:00 - 14:00 (CET)
    Draft Agenda

    9:00 Opening Address

    Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli, Minister for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations & Consumer Rights

    9:10 Opening Address

    Mr Oliver Scicluna, Chief Executive Officer, Aġenzija Sapport

    9:20 Digital Assistive Technology: The current situation & way forward – An Introduction

    9:30 Keynote address - Digital Assistive Technology in Europe - Present and Future

    Mr Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Bologna onlus & AAATE

    10:15 Assistive Technology in Education in Malta

    Unleashing the Potential of Every Learner: OTPC and Beyond

    Joyce Grech, Assistant Director, Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills

    The Reader Pens Initiative in State and Church Secondary Schools: An overview

    Mr Maurizio Salerno

    10:45 Q&A

    11:00 Break

    11:15 Assistive Technology and Employment

    Ms Henriette Sciberras, Occupational Therapist

    Ms Katia Cortis, Lino Spiteri Foundation for Inclusive Employment

    11:45 Digital Accessibility on Websites

    Mr Kevin Parascandolo

    12:15 Q&A

    12:30 Break

    12:45 Panel – Digital Accessibility in Malta. What are we doing?

    Ms Rhoda Garland, Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability

    Ms Marcelle Attard, Malta Communications Authority

    Ms Sharon Borg Schembri, ACTU, Aġenzija Sapport

    Dr Vickie Gauci, University of Malta

    Mr Owen Zahra, Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility

    13:45 Q&A

    14:00 Conclusion

Practical information

Wednesday 22 November 2023, 09:00 - 14:00 (CET)

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