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Date: 19 Oct 2018
Author: Ruben Koman

The Centre de Rééducation pour Déficients Visuels (CRDV) was hosting the General Meeting & Conference of ENVITER in Clermont-Ferrand (France), September 2018. The theme of the conference: Changing client population, challenges and opportunities.

Date: 17 Sep 2018
Author: Ruben Koman

Objective: Nowadays, work places and even private environments can hardly be managed without displays and screens and the usage of the eyesight. The integration of people with vision impairment into the labour market therefore is a special challenge. The ongoing digitalization complicates their inclusion. Otherwise, with Braille display and voice input/output technologies digitalization itself creates new opportunities to participate in the labour market.

Date: 18 Jun 2018
Author: Ruben Koman

The SENSNET project is aimed at creating a European Academy that will design, develop, collect, test and valorise an innovative training pathway that will be tailored to the specific needs of professionals who work with ageing people with sensory impairment (vision and/or hearing).

Date: 21 Nov 2017
Author: Vera Rapagão

Our Serbian partner is celebrating 100 years, in December! The School for Visually Impaired Pupils “Veljko Ramadanovic“ was established in 1917, in Biserta, Tunisia. In 1919, its location changed to Zemun, Belgrade, in Serbia. “Veljko Ramadanovic” is a school for students with visual impairment from all over Serbia. To celebrate this important event with guests and friends, various activities will take place from December 11 to December 13, 2017: on December 11th,…

Event date: 10 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
Location: Portugal

Our 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Lisbon, the beautiful, exciting Capital of Portugal, by kind invitation of CONVIDA, ENVITER’s Member in that Country. Have a look under Members and see the range of services this Member Association comprises and the expertise they bring to the Network!

Date: 09 Oct 2017
Author: Ruben Koman

Recent reports show that the unemployment rate of severely disabled people has continued to rise since 2010, despite the overall fall in unemployment. This applies in particular to peo-ple aged over 55 who are severely disabled, even though severely handicapped unemployed persons are above-average qualified in comparison to non-disabled unemployed persons (static evidence is available). This also applies to blind and visually impaired people.

Date: 09 Oct 2017
Author: Ruben Koman

Sensnet is a two-year project in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. Composed by 7 partners from Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. The largest cause of sensory impairments is the ageing process with over 60s. Rising life expectancy and increasing numbers of older people in the population in Europe means a growing number of individuals are affected by visual and hearing impairments.

Date: 04 Oct 2017
Author: Vera Rapagão

During the week of September 25th to 29th, ENVITER Network members encountered for the 3 days annual meeting, this year held in Germany, hosted by the BFW Düren.

Date: 03 Jul 2017
Author: Ruben Koman

From the 25th – 29th June 2017 Vision2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR) was to be held in The Hague – The Netherlands. The congress theme: Low vision rehabilitation, a global right. Enviter member Bláithín Gallagher was attending the conference on behalf of Enviter. Ruben Koman (Royal Dutch Visio) interviewing Bláithín Gallagher at Vision2017 (YouTube)

Date: 19 Jun 2017
Author: Ruben Koman

The Enviter Network is very pleased to announce our 2017 Annual Conference in Düren, Germany. The purpose of our Annual Conference is to create an intellectual platform for professionals to share their theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of vision impairment, focusing especially on innovative methodologies, practices and tools.

Date: 19 Jun 2017
Author: Ruben Koman

Twenty member organisations from 16 countries gathered for the General Meeting and Conference of Enviter in September 2016. Enviter launched the European Academy on Sensory Impairments (EASI) in Plovidv, Bulgaria. (Photo of the Enviter group 2016)

Date: 12 Nov 2015
Author: Ruben Koman

The Enviter General Meeting and conference took place in Lisbon, November 2015. More than twenty members were invited by the Portuguese member Convida.

Date: 19 Sep 2014

The 15th International Mobility Conference (IMC15) welcomes the submission of abstracts related to the developments in orientation and mobility research and clinical intervention in the form of oral and poster sessions at the Conference that will be held from July 6-9, 2015 in Montréal, Canada. Don't miss the opportunity to submit an abstract of your latest scientific research or intervention project. The abstract deadline is December 1, 2014.

Date: 24 Jul 2014

We are glad to inform you that The 8th International Conference Special Education and Rehabilitation Today will be organized in Belgrade from 7th to 9th November 2014. Conference topics: · Early intervention in special education and rehabilitation · Assessment techniques in special education and…

Date: 04 Jul 2014
Author: Ruben Koman

When? 20th – 21st November 2014 (Thursday – Friday) Where? Bratislava – Slovakia - Mercure Bratislava Centrum hotel http://www.mercure.com/gb/home/index.shtml Who? •Are you working with people with visual impairment? •Are you a researcher conducting research in the area of visual impairment? •Are you a teacher who wishes to get a deeper insight into the psychology of visual impairment? •Are…

Date: 03 Jul 2014
Author: Ruben Koman

3rd International SensAge Conference: 23 June 2014, King’s Manor, University of York, UK. The theme for this, the 3rd Annual International SensAge Conference, was Promoting Active Participation by Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. In the two previous Annual Conferences, themes had focused on the current state of knowledge in the field of Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities (2012), and on the Quality of Services and their Impact (2013).

Date: 15 May 2014
Author: Ruben Koman

The SensAge Newsletter of May 2014 reports about the increasing amount of information supporting ageing people with sensory disabilities: - The SensAge-video can be watched in several languages - The network is asking people to add more articles, data, information, methodologies, skills and events to the Knowledge Base – a Knowledge Base which, thanks to the Members of the SensAge Project, is becoming the Reference Point for Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities in…

Date: 24 Mar 2014

Information about the new AFE-INNOVNET Newsletter. Subscription to AFE-INNOVNET Newsletter now open Dear All, If you wish to get regularly updated on AFE-INNOVNET, the new thematic network coordinated by AGE to promote age-friendly environments across Europe, you can now register to the project’s monthly newsletter on the homepage of AFE-INNOVNET’s website : www.afeinnovnet.eu You may read the first edition here.

Date: 07 Mar 2014
Author: Iris Schreurs

Promoting Active Participation by Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities June 23, 2014

Date: 31 Jan 2014
Author: Ruben Koman

Host organization: National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria (NADbBg) www.nasgb.org Place: Bulgaria, the city of Plovdiv, the Hotel “Novotel” – Plovdiv www.icep.bg Dates: from 14th September 2014 to 22nd September 2014.

Date: 10 Dec 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

Committee for Culture of St.-Petersburg St.-Petersburg State Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired Russian Library Association. April 3-4 2014.

Date: 04 Oct 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

Budapest, 30 Sept-1 Oct. 2013 Tajana Uzun from Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir, participated at ForAge International Conference in Budapest in order to present the SensAge project to the conference participants.

Date: 12 Jul 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

(renewed message) ForAge International Conference: The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe Learning from Experience 30 September – 1 October 2013 Budapest, Hungary

Date: 11 Jul 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

The 2nd Annual SensAge Conference 'Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities – Quality of Services and Their Impact' took place in Istanbul, on the 2nd July 2013, within the framework of the 8th ICEVI-European Conference on Education and Rehabilitation of people with visually impairment. On the 3rd of July a SensAge project meeting took place.

Date: 18 Apr 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

Forage network website. The ForAge network is collecting information about later life learning across Europe working through 16 partners to help collect, collate and disseminate information. We are looking to create links with other relevant EU wide work - as well as national and regional activities, policies, practices and research, so please contact us and make the connection. As part or our current work we have created a discussion forum and set up three…

Date: 18 Apr 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

Budapest, Hungary 30th September - 1st October 2013. Learning from Experience: the future of learning for seniors in Europe. The second conference and consultation of the ForAge network is being held in Hungary on the above dates - which embrace and celebrate the International Day of Older People. This year's event wishes to draw from the vast range of learning opportunities funded across Europe in recent years, as well as better understand future funding opportunities…

Date: 18 Apr 2013
Author: Ruben Koman

Larnaka, Cyprus 6th - 10th November 2013. Sustaining learning in later life. The 6th later life and intergenerational training programme is being held in Larnaka on the above dates. This programme has really developed in the last five years attracting over 160 delegates from 28 different European countries. This has now encouraged us to change the programme to build on all those experiences and enable past participants to return and build even further on their knowledge and…

Date: 05 Apr 2013
Author: Katinka Bergmans

We are pleased to inform you about the second Annual SensAge Conference "Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities – Quality of Services and Their Impact"

Date: 27 Mar 2013
Author: Johan Nyman

On Wednesday 10 th April 2013, there will be an online lecture by music therapist Russ Palmer , who will share his experiences as a deafblind cochlear implant user.

Date: 31 Jan 2013
Author: John Harris

A Video describing SensAge can be seen at http://vimeo.com/57753579 . Playing time is 6 mins 06 seconds.

Date: 17 Sep 2012
Author: Erica Smit

Content of the second newsletter of SensAge - Lifelong learning needs for ageing people with sensory disabilities

Event date: 09 Sep 2012 - 21 Sep 2012
Location: India, New Delhi

Held every three years, TRANSED conferences are milestone events in the field of accessible transportation, attracting researchers, policy-makers, transport operators, consumers and other specialists worldwide to share innovations and best practices in order to make transportation and mobility accessible to everyone.

Date: 02 Aug 2012

Have you ever thought about what inspired you to take the most difficult decision in your life?

Date: 02 Aug 2012

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. Click here to go to the website.

Date: 02 Aug 2012

Captioned version for the hearing. Go to the website!

Date: 30 Jul 2012

A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness

Date: 30 Jul 2012

Gerontology, International Journal of Experimental, Clinical Behavioural, Regenerative and Technological Gerontology. Click here for the website of Gerontology

Date: 24 Jul 2012

European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

Date: 24 Jul 2012

VIPP, Visually Impaired elderly Persons Participating