Professional Seats – day 2

Workshops and roundtables 27.05.19

Location: 2 Tefen Street - Shoham

Round 1 - 08:45 – 10:00

Urban Accessiblity

  • Chair of the session: Revital Shurtz-Swirski, Head of Access Israel North, Vice-mayor and council member in her town Kiryat-Bialik, Israel
  • Orna Eran, Orit Spra- Tubul and Galia Shemesh, IsraelThe Accessible City Model of Shoham, from Vision to reality
  • James Thurston, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict, USA- How G3ict helps to promote accessibility in the world’s leading cities
  • Liora Schechter, CIO &Smart City Director Tel Aviv Municipality, Israel– Tel Aviv – Accessible Smart City
  • Avi Ramot, Non-Profit Organization Shekel, Israel- Challenges of making the old city of Jerusalem accessible
  • Irene Mbari-Kirika, Founder and Executive Director of inABLE, Kenya- Challenges in making a developing country accessible
  • Kristine France, Corporacion Ciudad Accesible, Chile – Accessibility Progress in Chile; Challenges and Successes

Accessible Websites & Application led by IAAP

  • Chair of the session: Christopher Lee, IAAP Managing Director & Chief Learning Officer, USA – Building an International Community of Websites & Application Accessibility Professionals
  • Alon Zakai, Founder and CEO of A-2-Z, Accessibility and marketing in the internet, Israel – 5 Common mistakes in keeping digital organizations accessible
  • Lisa Seeman, founder of Athena ICT, facilitator of the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force (COGA), committee member of the WCAG– Making websites accessible for people with cognitive disabilities in the framework of the wcag 2.1
  • Taliah Aviran, Accessibility Check in applications, Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA)
  • Bruno von Niman, ICT accessibility standardization in Europe – A user centered, accessible and harmonized terminology for current and upcoming ICT devices, services and application.
  • Gabi Schlosser, Bank Hapoalim, VP Project management & Web Site management, Israel – Implementing digital accessibility in a large organization
  • Klaus Hoeckner, Austrian Association supporting the blind and visually impaired Austria – eA11 Ecosystem

Accessible Tourism

  • Chair of the session: Alan T. Brown, Director of Public Impact, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – “30 years I dreamed of coming to Israel”
  • Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Director at Scandic Hotels, Scandinavia- Examples of accessibility beyond the laws and regulations
  • Omer Zur, Paratrek – Nature Trips for everyone
  • Lioz Amar, Travaxy, Accessible Digital Tourism
  • Vered Sabang-Koren, Vice President of Accessible Education, Non-profit organization Lotem – Accessible tours in Museums and heritage sites
  • Rachel Regev, Head of Access Israel Eilat and Accessibility Consultant – Accessibility in the tourist city Eilat
  • Subhash Chandra Vashishth ,Director, Svayam- Global Centre for Inclusive Environments, India

Round 2 - 10:15 – 11:30

Accessible Transporation

  • Chair of the session: Ido Garnot, Joint Israel- Challenges of making the Israeli Public Transportation Accessible
  • Ohed Ifrach, Team leader QA, GETT – Rolling around
  • Victor Calise Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities- Advanced accessibility solutions in New York
  • Ralf Schliwa, VP and Executive Expert Overall Cabin at Airbus Group – Can airplanes be fully accessible in the future?
  • Michal Shik-Hartuv, Head of the Access Israel’s Legal Department– Dealing with the legal aspect of the accessibility solutions for public transportation
  • Elmar Fürst, Waldpension, Austria

Google - Accessibility at Google

Join Googlers to learn about Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google Home and Assistant, Google Maps, and recently announced Google products.

  • Christopher Patnoe, Sr. Programs Manager
  • Henri Fontana, Technical Program Manager
  • Sapir Caduri, Software Engineer
  • Kiran Kaja, Search and Assistant Accessibility Lead
  • Kyndra LoCoco, Programs Manager
  • Anastasia Helfinstein, Software Engineer
  • Marco Lobato, Interaction Designer

Culture for All

  • Nava Kessler, Chairman of the Museums Association and ICOM, Israel
  • Emmanuel von Schack, Director, Access Programs, 9/11 Museum, USA – Museum for All: How to Make a Museum Accessible?
  • Dini Avraham, Director of Education, Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, Israel – Transforming Cultural Spaces: Making Cultural Heritage Accessible
  • Ben Rotman, artist, Israel – Accessible paintings
  • Roni Ankori, Director of Culture and Leisure and the Institute for Cognitive Accessibility, AKIM Israel – Cognitive accessibility in museums and leisure sites
  • Veronica Ellran, Israel– Accessible Exhibitions for the blind
  • Yfat Kadir, Director of projects and accessibility technologies, Israel

Round 3 - 11:45 – 13:00

Advanced Accessible Services

  • Chair of the session: Michal Rimon, CEO of Access Israel
  • Mariana Moalem, strategic leader of Bank Hapoalim, Advanced Accessibility in large organizations
  • Zohar Israeil, Accessibility Consultant, Access Israel – Advanced accessible phone center
  • Einav Yaakobi, Product Manager Digital Division Corporation Kan – Making the Eurovision in Israel Accessible
  • Paz Glazer, Tov Toda, Outside the box
  • Dana Kimchi, Project Manager, accessibility consultant, Access Israel – Undercover customer
  • Alan T. Brown, Director of Public Impact, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Reports from the Christopher Reeve Research Center for Paralysis
  • Sven Michaelis and Kathrin Bögelsack, Norway- Mapping Norway –Register and Survey the Status of Accessibility

Technologies Promoting Accessibility - Led by Microsoft

  • Chair: Moshe Gaon, YOOCAN
  • Adi Mor Biran, marketing manager at Microsoft cloud Middle East and Africa
  • Ricardo Garcia, AccessiblityOZ, – The most accessible media player in the world
  • A variety of technologies from Israel and abroad

Inclusive Education

  • Chair of the session: Adi Alzuler, Founder and CEO of Inclu and Founder of Crembo Wings
  • Rupert Corazza and Marie Gitschthaler , Board of Education, Austria
  • Shelly Rom, Head of the Education Department of Access Israel – The component of teacher training and the success of integration in the education system
  • Howard Blas, director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network, USA
  • Einat Meital, teacher and parent, Accessible teaching and personal experience
  • Einat Meital, teacher and parent, Accessible teaching and personal experience
  • Ricardo Garcia, Accessibility Oz – Access to individual study materials – as part of the assimilation of accessibility
  • Or Alterman and Sharon Gabrielov, Accessible theaters for children on the autism spectrum – Saved seats

Round 4 - 13:15-14:30

Universal Design

  • Chair of the session: Sagit Haklai, Buildings, Infrastructure and Environment Accessibility consultant
  • Rama Gheerawo, Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design at Royal College of Art in London, UK
  • Ivelina Gadzheva, Design For All Bulgaria
  • Eszter Harsányi, CEO Co-Founder of MagikMe – Accessible playgrounds
  • Alon Maori, Licensed accessibility consultant and architect, Israel – Special Accessibility Elements
  • Yehudit Shoham, Milbat, Israel – Adaptive Design

Justice for All and Political Participation

  • Chair of the session: James Thurston, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, G3ict, USA
  • Karin Elharar, Member of Knesset and lawyer, The legal basis in Israel
  • Richard Bernstein, Supreme Court Judge of Michigan, USA
  • Franz Joseph Huainigg, Chairman of Verein Ohrenschmaus. Literatur für Menschen mit Behinderungen, Austria
  • Gaby Admon, Commission for Equal Rights for People with Disabilities, Ministry of Justice –Activities of the Commission for Equal Access to the Legal System
  • Kjell Stjernholm, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan SV, Sweden- Accesible elections for people with cognitive disabilities
  • Matan Bar Noy, Orcam – Pilot of accessibility in elections for people with visual disabilities
  • Naama Lerner, Director of Community Outreach Department, Bizchot
  • Meital Graf, Super intended for People with Disabilities, Police Israel

Inclusive Employment of People with Disabilities

  • Chair of the Workshop: Caroline Casey, Valuable 500
  • Martin Essl, Founder of Essl Foundation – Developments of inclusive employment in Austria
  • Avremi Torem, Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons With Disabilities, Israel
  • Susan Scott Parker, Business Disability International– The inclusion model of the Business Disability International Forum
  • Guy Simchi, Director of Employment for People with Disabilities, Israel -Promoting inclusion in Israel, challenges and success
  • Zohar Israeli, Accessibility Consultant, Access Israel – Making the employment chain more accessible
  • Christian Zehetgruber, VIDEBIS, Austria – Examples of inclusive employment in Austria
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