2014 Round Table Conference – avoid paying a late registration fee

Please click here to access an updated 2014 Round Table Conference Program   and registration form.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Conference Registrations.  Register before the 5th of April (Friday) to avoid a late registration fee.

 
Accommodation Bookings.  To access the specially negotiated accommodation rates bookings must be made direct with the Royal on the Park Brisbane by Friday 11 April 2014. All bookings subject to availability.

Conference Dates:
Saturday 17th May to Tuesday 20th May 2014

VENUES
Saturday 17th May
Braille House, Queensland Braille Writing Association
507 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland 4103

Sunday 18th May to Tuesday 20th May
Royal on the Park Brisbane
Corner Alice Street and Albert Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
Phone +61 7 3112 1671

CONFERENCE THEME
“Information Access – Putting the person at the centre”

Information Access is important to all people who have a print disability, and has many dimensions, including format (braille, large print, E-text, etc.), and facilities (libraries, websites, agencies, educational institutions, local councils). Person-centred approaches empower people with a print disability by positioning them at the centre of policy, decision-making and service planning and delivery. At the 2014 Annual Conference, we will explore the broad terrain of person-centeredness in policy, management, supports and services at global, national and local levels.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mary Kelly, Equity Director, QUT; “University access & equity for students with a disability”

Dr L. Penny Rosenblum, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Disability and Psych educational Studies, The University of Arizona; “Increasing the mathematics competence of youth with vision impairment through the AnimalWatch Vi Suite iPad App”

 Graeme Innes, Human Rights Commission & John Berryman, Former CEO RIDBC; “From philanthropy to human rights: Information access”

Enquiries to:
Tammy Axelsen
Administration Officer
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc.
PO Box 229
LINDISFARNE TAS AUSTRALIA 7015
Ph: 0417 101 418/03 6265 1519
Email: admin@printdisability.org


2014 Round Table Conference Registrations Open

Please find attached the 2014 Round Table Conference Program and registration package. If you require this information in an alternative format please do not hesitate to contact me.

The 2014 Conference will be held at the Royal on the Park, Brisbane, this unique Brisbane CBD location overlooks the City Botanic Gardens.

Dates:
Saturday 17th May to Tuesday 20th May 2014

Venues
Saturday 17th May
Braille House, Queensland Braille Writing Association
507 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland 4103

Sunday 18th May to Tuesday 20th May
Royal on the Park Brisbane
Corner Alice Street and Albert Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
Phone +61 7 3112 1671

Registration:
Registrations close 5 April 2014
A late registration fee will apply to registration received after this date.

Department of Social Services Disability Conference Funding
(formerly FaHCSIA)
The support of the Department of Social Services by way of provision of the above funding is acknowledged.

Self-funded consumers may apply for assistance towards travel, registration and / or accommodation costs. Please click here for further information.

Conference Theme
“Information Access – Putting the person at the centre”

Information Access is important to all people who have a print disability, and has many dimensions, including format (braille, large print, E-text, etc.), and facilities (libraries, websites, agencies, educational institutions, local councils). Person-centred approaches empower people with a print disability by positioning them at the centre of policy, decision-making and service planning and delivery. At the 2014 Annual Conference, we will explore the broad terrain of person-centeredness in policy, management, supports and services at global, national and local levels.

Keynote speakers

  •  Mary Kelly, Equity Director, QUT; “University access & equity for students with a disability”
  •  Peter Osborne, RNIB, UKAAF, Right to Read Alliance UK, WBC, European Blind Union, World Braille Council; “Like a kid in the sweet shop, I want everything”
  • Dr L. Penny Rosenblum, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Disability and Psych educational Studies, The University of Arizona; “Increasing the mathematics competence of youth with vision impairment through the AnimalWatch Vi Suite iPad App”
  • Graeme Innes, Human Rights Commission & John Berryman, Former CEO RIDBC; “From philanthropy to human rights: Information access”

Conference Information and updates will be posted to the Round Table website http://www.printdisability.org and Round Table mailing list.

To join the Round Table mailing list please follow this link http://printdisability.org/communications/

Enquiries to:
Tammy Axelsen
Administration Officer
Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc.
PO Box 229
LINDISFARNE TAS AUSTRALIA 7015
Ph: 0417 101 418/03 6265 1519
Email: admin@printdisability.org

Your assistance in circulating this information as widely as possible would be appreciated.


2014 Round Table Conference – call for papers extended

Dear friends and colleagues

The 2014 Round Table Conference Program Committee invites you to consider submitting an abstract for next year’s Round Table Conference, to be held in Brisbane from 17-20 May 2014. The due date for abstracts has been extended to Friday 15th November – Please click here to download the call for papers.

The Program Committee is pleased to advise that Mary Kelly and Pete Osborne have accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses. Mary Kelly is the Equity Director at Queensland University of Technology. She is a highly regarded researcher and advocate in the area of equity and access for university students with a disability. Pete Osborne holds a range of leadership roles with such organisations as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK; Right to Read Alliance UK, European Blind Union, International Council on English Braille, World Braille Council, and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment.

Many thanks to those who have already submitted abstracts for the conference. Topics submitted to date include reforms to anti-discrimination and copyright laws; iPad and iPhone accessibility for people with a print disability; access to the Australian National Curriculum for school-age students who are blind; and Australian research into vision loss simulations for therapy service delivery.

Please keep those abstracts coming! You are welcome to drop me a line if you are considering submitting an abstract or wish to discuss any aspect of the conference program.

Your assistance in circulating this information would be appreciated.


2014 Round Table Conference – Call for Papers

The  Call for Papers  for the 2014 Round Table Conference has now been released.

Theme
“Information Access – Putting the person at the centre”

Date and Venue
Saturday 17th May to Tuesday 20th May 2014
Brisbane, Queensland

Closing date for submission of Abstracts
Thursday 31st October 2013

Your assistance in circulating this information as widely as possible would be appreciated.