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Libyan National Conference on Access for Persons with Disabilities

11/11/2010 

Flag of LibyaThe Flag of Libya

Benghazi, Libya. 13 to 14 December 2010.  The Libyan National Conference addresses "The Right to Access for Persons with Disabilities to the Built Environment, Transportation, Design for All.

This conference is the first Libyan event where a number of international speakers will address issues concerning policies and practices for the inclusion of people with disabilities and Design for All.

The event includes a presentation and workshop session on Accessible Tourism. 

Below is the conference agenda detailing the list of speakers and topics being covered.

Conference Programme (updated 10.12.2010)

Benghazi, Libya, 13 to 14 December 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

9:00 - 9:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:00
Speaker: Bassam Eisha, International consultant (Libya)
Topic: Right to Accessibility - the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

10:00 - 10:30
Speaker: Betty Dion, President of GAATES (Canada)
Topic: Global Perspectives on Accessibility

!0:30 - 11:00
Speaker: Mukhtar Al Shibani, Vice-president of GAATES (Saudi Arabia).
Topic: Universal Access in the Arab Urban Environments

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:30 - 12:00
Speaker: Soren Ginnerup, Member of the Board of Directors of the GAATES (Denmark)
Topic: Accessibility of the Built Environment

12:00 - 12:30
Speaker: Bob Topping, Member of the Board of Directors of the GAATES (Canada)
Topic: Accessible Transportation

12:30 - 13:00
Speaker: Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (Greece)
Topic: Accessible Tourism

13:00 - 14:00  DISCUSSION

14:00 - 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 - 15:30
Speaker: Bob Topping, Member of the Board of Directors of the GAATES (Canada)
Topic: Universal Design and an Accessible Built Environment 

15:30 - 16:00
Speaker: Ahmed Al Rida, member of the Board of Directors of the GAATES (Libya)
Topic: Universal Design: Opportunities and Challenges of Implementation in Libya

16:00 - 16:30
Speaker:  Soren Ginnerup, Member of the Board of Directors of the GAATES (Denmark)
Topic: Accessibility in Residential Buildings

16:30 - 17:00
Speaker: Monika Anna Klenovec,Vienna University of Technology, (Austria)
Topic: Legislation and Standards are Not Enough - Education the Missing Link?

18:30 - 19:30  DISCUSSION

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

09:00 - 11:30 WORKSHOPS

1. Speakers: Bob Topping and Mukhtar Al Shibani
Topic: Universal Design and Accessibility

2. Speakers: Monika Anna Klenovec and Soren Ginnerup
Topic: International Standardization of Accessibility of the Built Environment

3. Speakers: Betty Dion and Ivor Ambrose
Topic: Accessible Tourism

11:30 - 12:00 Break:

12:00 - 14:00  Plenary Session

Sessions summarized by Mukhtar Al Shibani and Betty Dion , with GAATES team.

Lunch Break:

16:30 - 18:30 Closing Session

Download the Conference programme in PDF format from the right-hand panel (English).


Conference Sponsors

GAATES logoThe Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments


 

logo of General Association of Persons with Disabilities, Libya The General Association of Persons with Disabilities in Libya



 

 

logo of Waatasemu Charity AssociationWaatasemu Charity Association - Libya

 


 


Contact information:

 For further information in English Contact: President@GAATES.org  or visit: www.gaates.org

For further information in Arabic, visit: http://www.disable.ly/
 


ENAT Member logoGAATES is an Honorary Associate Member of ENAT

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