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ICEVI-Europe

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New EBU Member's Newsletter May 2024 Issue

New Official Website of 2025 European Conference in Padova has been launched!

New Registration is Open! ICEVI-Europe Teaching and Teacher Training Professional Interest Group Seminar held on May 23 and 24, 2024 in Paris, France

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Sharing information and knowledge on the field of education and rehabilitation of people with visual impairment.

Target audience

Professionals and others involved in the education and re/habilitation of children and young people with visual impairment.

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2025 European Conference News!

Save the Date! 10th ICEVI-European Conference to be held on May 15-17, 2025 in Padova, Italy

Official Website of 2025 European Conference in Padova has been launched! Follow the news as information becomes available. Call for Abstracts: Submissions will be open in May 2024!

Flyer Icevi 2025, pdf, 528kB

Flyer Icevi 2025, docx, 4,72MB

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Joint Webinar on Visual Impairment and Relations, Intimacy, and Sexuality

Date: 21 September, 15:00-17:00 CET
On 21 September, 15:00-17:00 CET, ENVITER and ICEVI-Europe (International Council for Education and Re/habilitation of People with Visual Impairment, Europe) are hosting a joint webinar on Visual Impairment and Relations, Intimacy, and Sexuality.
All blind or partially sighted people (from 0 to 100), regardless of their intellectual ability, should have access to correct knowledge about their body, relations, intimacy, and sexuality and should be given the opportunity to experience this all according to their wants and needs. This statement is the rational for the work at the national Dutch expertise group on relations, intimacy, and sexuality (RIS). They would like to invite you to join an interactive international webinar on September 21, 15:00-17:00 CET and share experience and knowledge: sexual development in the lifecycle, practical information and materials, results from scientific research project, personal stories from clients, casuistry, and ideas for attitude and conversations on this topic.
Click here to register for the event: https://forms.gle/g9yVtpjFYiG4K1H36.
Some days before the webinar we will send you a Zoom link for you to join us.

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Save the date! You are invited to join the oMERO Project Erasmus+ Final Event
Where & When: Genova, Italy on July 21st 2023 from 14:30 – 19:00

This is a great opportunity to enlighten possible future developments in EU for the Visual Rehabilitator profile and the Curriculum.

If it is impossible for you to join the meeting in Genova, you could participate to the conference online. Please fill in the following form before July 20th and you will be provided with a useful link: Follow us!

For further information including the Conference Invitation, a Summary of the oMERO Project, Event Schedule & Speaker Details, Project flyer etc. please consult the following:

EN oMERO Project ERASMUS+, pdf, 164kB

OMERO FINAL EVENT, pdf, 346kB

ICEVI online final event, docx, 13,6kB

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The International Symposium on Physical Activity and Individuals with Visual Impairments or Deafblindess

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18th International Mobility Conference (IMC18) Warsaw 2023
Dates: 22 -26 May 2023 in Warsaw, Poland
Theme: “Information, resulting in mobility and ability”
Venue: Copernicus Science Center, Conference Center

We are proud to announce that the 18th International Mobility Conference (IMC18) will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 22 through 26 may 2023. The prestigious IMC18 is being organized by the Chance for the Blind Foundation together with Polish universities and other organizations working on behalf of blind and visually impaired people.

For information regarding registration, venue & accommodation, the conference program, etc. please visit the conference website at: https://imc18poland.com/

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Happy World Sight Day 2022! We are beating sight loss for individuals through regular sight testing. Let’s not slip back. Ensure you have regular eye examinations as advised by your eye care professional. #LoveYourEyes.

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Joint Statement by ICEVI & ICEVI-Europe on the Protection and Safety of Persons with Visual Impairment in War-Affected Countries

The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) & The International Council for Education and Re/habilitation of People with Visual Impairment, Europe (ICEVI-Europe) call for all States Parties to international conventions to ensure the protection and safety of persons with visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities and deafblindness, in all war-affected countries.

ICEVI Joint Statement on Protection and Safety of Persons (VI) in War Affected Countries, docx, 109kB
ICEVI Joint Statement on Protection and Safety of Persons (VI) in War Affected Countries, pdf, 351kB

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Announcement: Congratulations of the Higher Order

Awards presented to fellow colleagues, Nathalie Lewi-Dumont & David Swanston, in recognition of their achievements in the field of education of children and young people with visual impairment.

Congratulations of the Higher Order edited , PDF, 157kB

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Letter of Appreciation to the Immediate Past President of ICEVI-Europe, Hans Welling, from Dr John Ravenscroft, Professor and Chair of Childhood Visual Impairment & President of ICEVI-Europe, in recognition of his dedicated service, commitment and accomplishments in his decade long role as the President of ICEVI-Europe.

Letter of Appreciation Hans Welling format pdf, 213kB

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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

ICEVI-Europe Professional Interest Group, Early Intervention Conference

Dear Participants of the Early Intervention Conference,

As a result of the special circumstances and measures taken in Europe in the context of COVID-19, it was decided that the ICEVI-Europe Professional Interest Group, Early Intervention Conference scheduled to be held on 23 & 24 April 2020 in Leuven, Belgium will not take place. We are looking into the possibility to postpone the ICEVI-Europe Professional Interest Group Early Intervention Conference to a later date, probably in the fall of 2020. As soon as we have more insight into a possible new date, this will be communicated. We would like to thank you for your understanding of the measures taken in light of these exceptional circumstances.

Sincerely,
Hans Welling, President of ICEVI-Europe
Kathleen Vandermaelen, Board Member of ICEVI-Europe
Sonia Meys, Conference Chairperson


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EBU & ICEVI-Europe Joint Project

Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with Disability: A State-of-the-art report on the accessibility of exchange programs for students with visual impairments

Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with visual impairment Pilot Survey among Erasmus+ and Disability Coordinators

Erasmus+ Mobility of Students with Visual Impairment Accessible Universities for Erasmus+ Students with Visual Impairment

Recommendations for students with visual impairment participating in international exchange programmes

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16.06.2023  The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) is now accepting Fellowship Applications!

For the Fellowship Terms of Reference and Application Form, please visit: https://www.accessiblebooksconsortium.org/w/news/2023/the-accessible-books-consortium-is-now-accepting-fellowship-applications Interested candidates should complete the application form and send a cover letter and CV to abc.fellows@wipo.int by: Monday, July 3, 2023.