Thursday April 6th


Introduction and poster/demo presentation pitches

Room B12


Room B12

Keynote and keynote speaker:

Human centered design and the significance of user involvement

Professor Yvonne Eriksson, Mälardalen University


FIKA: Coffee and networking at the exhibition



Three parallel sessions:

Session 2. Pre-braille literacy

Room B12

2:1 Buckets, boxes & baskets! Promoting a holistic approach to pre-braille, Gwyneth McCormack, Positive Eye Ltd

2:2 Ready for Pre-Braille? Let's Play With the Six Dots Cell! Marc Angelier and Marie Oddoux, PEP-SRA

2:3 Learning Braille - Case study: Teaching Braille to a 5-year-old Estonian child. Sirli Lellep, Tartu Emajõe School

2:4 The Braille bag: Inspiration and support to families. Gun Olsson, Swedish Agency for Accessible Media

Session 3. Braille and mathematics

Room C58

3:1 Linking mobility and mathematics: Learning about location through concepts in mobility and mathematics. Oliv Klingenberg and Ole Erik Jevne, Statped midt

3:2 A BrailleStudio Experience. Eric de Quartel and Thessa Stevenson Doosje, Bartiméus

3:3 Math for beginners: Making math fun for young children. Benjamín Júlíusson and Helga Björg Ragnarsdótti, National institution for the blind, visually impaired and deafblind in Iceland

3:4 Making Mathematics Accessible: A study of how paraeducators work with adaptations. Ulrika Vanhoenacker, National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools in Sweden

Session 4. Tactile art

Room C10

4:1 Exploring Museums reaching beyond the glass. Ann Cunningham, Colorado Center for the Blind

4:2 Feeling Van Gogh: making Vincent van Gogh’s art accessible. Ann Blokland, Van Gogh Museum

4:3 Kännbart – an art project: Art, exchange, competence – the key to success. Sarah Remgren and Torbjörn Svensson, Project managers of Kännbart

4:4 The relationship between tactile, kinaesthetic and sound experiences in visual arts. Kristina Elisabeth Steinbock MA/MFA, The Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted in Copenhagen





Three parallel sessions:

Session 5. Braille and literacy

Room B12

5:1 Introduction to braille: Supporting pupils in primary schools in Norway. Astrid Kristin Vik and Jorun Hauge, Statped

5:2 Tactile Textbooks that fit students with visual impairments using mainstream books. Leonoor Soet and Mieke Urff, Dedicon

5:3 Braille Butterflies: The Four Stages of Metamorphosis to Braille Proficiency. Skye Jones and Sharon Rattray, South Australian School for Vision Impaired

Session 6. Development of tactual understanding

Room C58

6:1 Concept development of Blind Children Dr. Ans Withagen, Royal Dutch Visio

6:2 Development and evaluation of haptic-books. Dannyelle Valente Post-Doc and Professor Edouard Gentaz, University of Geneva

6:3 The Language of Lines: The Design and Use of Tactile Graphics. BJ Epstein M Arch, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Session 7. Techniques in tactile graphics

Room C10

7:1 Digital material and 3D-prints in education – separate or combined? Charlotte Magnusson and Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Lund University

7:2 Jumping off the page: 3D printing for tactile representation of graphics. Leona Holloway, Monash University

7:3 Tactile science education for visually impaired children: The life cycle of the brimstone butterfly. Janja Plazar Ph.D, University of Primorska  


FIKA: Coffee and networking at the exhibition



Session 8

Room B12

8:1 Discrimination Strategies – How specialised are they? Dr. Torø Graven, University of Oxford



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