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Program Overview

21 November 2014 (Friday)

10:00 - 18:00Registration
09:00 - 12:00WBUAP Board & Policy Council Meeting
13:30 - 17:30






Youth Forum

Moderator :

Ms. Jennifer WONG, Youth Forum Working Group member

Speaker :

Ms. Sabriye TENBERKEN,
Founder & Director of Braille Without Borders and Founder of kanthari
"The Beauty of Blindness"
13:30 - 17:30





Women’s Forum

Speakers :
Ms. Daniela DIMITROVA, Director of Dark Operations, Dialogue Social Enterprise
"
My Way from Passive Receiver to Active Contributor"

Dr. Karen NGAI, Adviser, Association of Women with Disabilities Hong Kong
"Disabled Women's Movement in Hong Kong - Review and Preview"
15:45 - 16:00Coffee Break
18:30 - 20:00Welcome Reception
13:00 - 18:00Exhibition on Assistive Aids & Supportive Services for Visually Impaired Persons
22 November 2014 (Saturday)

09:00 - 12:00
Registration
09:30 - 11:00Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address

Officiating Guest :

Mrs. Carrie LAM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR

Welcome Remarks
:
Ms. Michiko TABATA, President of WBUAP
Mr. Arnt HOLTE, President of WBU
Mr. CHONG Chan-yau, MBE, Chairman of Organizing Committee

Keynote Speakers :
Ms. Nanda KRAIRIKSH, Director of Social Development Division, UN ESCAP
"Building a Disability-Inclusive Asia-Pacific: ESCAP's Role"


Ms. Sabriye TENBERKEN, Founder & Director of Braille Without Borders and Founder of kanthari
"Daring to Make Our Right Real"
11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00WBUAP General Assembly
Report from the WBUAP Board & Country Reports
13:00 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 16:00WBUAP General Assembly
Country Reports
16:00 - 16:15Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00Workshop on United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Moderator :

Ms. Martine ABEL-WILLIAMSON, WBUAP Regional UNCRPD Co-ordinator

Speakers :

Dr. Victor CORDIERO, Advocacy Coordinator of WBU
"An Overview and Salient Features of UNCRPD"

Mr. Monthian BUNTAN, Member of UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
"CRPD: Ensuring Successful Implementation by Strengthening Effective
Monitoring Mechanism"
18:00 - 19:30Sub-Regional Meetings
10:00 - 18:00Exhibition on Assistive Aids & Supportive Services for Visually Impaired Persons
23 November 2014 (Sunday)

09:30 - 11:00
WBUAP General Assembly
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 13:00 Symposium: Right to Read

Moderator:
Dr. Kevin MURFITT, WBUAP Treasurer

Speakers:

Mrs Maryanne DIAMOND, Immediate Past President of WBU
"The Marrakesh Treaty to Improve Access to Information for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled"

Mr. Stephen KING, President of DAISY Consortium
"Partnering WBU To Deliver the Right To Read Worldwide"

Mr. CHONG Chan-yau, President of Hong Kong Blind Union
"E-learning for All Project, a Case of Realizing Right to Read"

Mr. Michael CURRAN, Executive Director, NV Access Limited
"NVDA: a Screen reader Bringing free computer-based reading and information access to the blind no matter their location, language or economic status."
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Concurrent Workshops

Workshop A - Social Enterprise & Employment

Moderator :

Mr. Andrew DALY,
Chairman of WBUAP Employment, Economic and Empowerment Committee


Speakers :
Ms. Daniela DIMITROVA, Director of Dark Operations, Dialogue Social Enterprise
"Dialogue in the Dark - A Social Enterprise to Foster Inclusion of Blind People"

Dr. Ka Kui TSE, Chair of Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum
"I Have a Dream - to Create a New Profession of Social Enterprise Startup
Facilitators"


Ms. Fern NGAI, Chief Executive Officer of Community Business
"Disability - A Source of Competitive Advantage"

Workshop B - Fundraising

Moderator :

Ms. Michiko TABATA, President of WBUAP

Speakers :

Ms. Jan CHISHOLM, General Manager of Fundraising, Vision Australia
"Fundraising Challenges and Opportunities: Learning From Each Other"

Ms. Kanie SIU, Director of Fundraising & Communications, Oxfam Hong Kong
"Rethink Our Fundraising Strategy in the Digital Age"

Ms. Sayako NOGIWA, Programme Manager of Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
"Fundraising through Friend-raising: Making a Better Society for All"
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
19:00 - 21:00 Gala Dinner
10:00 - 18:00 Exhibition on Assistive Aids & Supportive Services for Visually Impaired Persons

24 November 2014 (Monday)

09:00 - 09:15Registration
09:15 - 11:00














ICT Symposium on e-Accessibility

Opening Ceremony

Keynote Seminar
Moderator:
Mr. CHONG Chan-yau, President of Hong Kong Blind Union

Keynote Speakers:

Ms. Judy BREWER, Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative
"Web Accessibility Standards, Experienced Gained & the Way forward"

Mr. Neil JARVIS, Chairman of WBUAP ICT and Adaptive Technology Committee
"Making e-Accessibility Real in the Asia Pacific Region"

Miss Joey LAM, JP, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer
(Policy and Community)
"Strategies on Building Hong Kong Into a Digitally Inclusive Society"

11:00 - 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45



ICT Symposium Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A - Making Accessible e-Life Real
Workshop B - Making Information Accessible Real
Workshop C - Introduction of Latest e-Assistive Aids
13:00 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 16:30Closing Ceremony
Announcement of WBUAP Hong Kong Statement
10:00 - 18:00 Exhibition on Assistive Aids & Supportive Services for Visually Impaired Persons

Live Live streaming broadcast will be arranged during the event at this website.