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Day 1: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time Content
8:45 to 9:15 Registration: tea/coffee
 9:15 to 9:45 T. Heiman (The Open University of Israel)
Welcome and IntroductionD. Kaspi-Tsahor (The Open University of Israel)
Kick-off Meeting: Icebreaker
9:45 - 11:15 Session 1: ICTs Implementation in the Lives of Young Adults with Disabilities

J. Seale (The Open University, UK)
Making Higher Education More Accessible to Disabled Students: Do We Need New Technologies or New Technology Practices (Slides and document)

C. N. Spigelian (University of Haifa)
The Meaning of Technology in the Lives of Young Persons with Disabilities

11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:45 Session 2: New Design of Assistive Technology in Higher Education in Israel: Various Perspectives

M. Lavie (Dean of Students, The Open University of Israel)
Institutional Practices of Accessibility in Higher Education

M. Rimon (CEO, Access Israel)
Accessibility in the Digital Era

M. Shik-Hartuv (Head of the Legal Department, Access Israel)
Accessibility of Internet Services in Israel

E. Benish (Accessibility consultant, Israel)
Improving the Accessibility in Services-based Bot – web Robot

Walter-Levi (Google, Israel)
Accessible Applications: To be Equal among Equals

12:45 - 13:45 Break & Lunch
13:45 - 14:45 Panel 1: International Perspectives: Approaches to Integrating Technologies and Promoting the Design of Accessible ICTs for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

14:45 - 15:30 Session 3: Individual and Social Experience of Students with Disabilities with ICTs

N. Almog (Ono Academic College, Israel)
Social Aspects in the Academic Journey of Students as Related to Technology

H. Zeltzer Fallah (V.P. DAGESH, Israel)
Assistive Technology – From Trying to Doing

 15:30 - 16:00 Discussion: B. Fisseler (University of Hagen)
Reflections on Design

S. Burgstahler (Washington University, USA)
Theoretical and Practical Implications

Day 2: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time Content
8:45 - 9:15 Registration: tea/coffee
9:15 - 10:15 Session 4: Challenges and Facilitators for Promoting New Designs of ICTs in Higher Education: Future Directions

L. Shalev-Mevorach (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Eye-tracking Reveals the Difficulties in Reading Comprehension of Students with ADHD: New Findings and Future Directions

S. Eden (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Students with Intellectual Disabilities Attending Regular Courses

10:15 - 11:30 Panel 2: Israeli Higher Education Students Panel
Academic, Social and Emotional Implications of Using Technology
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 13:15 Session 5: Advanced, Innovative Technologies and New Designs

I. Meir (CEO “Right Hear“, Israel)
“Open Your Eyes”– How Technology Improves the Lives of the Blind and Visually Impaired

E. Rodman (Director of Marketing, OrCam, Israel)
"Secret Powers" - Breakthrough Artificial Vision Gives Independence

G. Rabbanim (Head of Digital Accessibility, The Open University of Israel)
Inclusive Videos in E-Learning and Sites Accessibility

B. Shrieber (Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts, Israel)
Using Mind-Mapping Software to Initiate Writing Tasks and Organizing Ideas for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

I. Adato-Biran (Ono Academic College, Israel)
Assistive Technology for Learning Applications – Trends and Challenges

13:15 - 14:30 Break & Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 J. Seale (The Open University, UK)
Discussion and Future Implications
15:30 - 15:45 T. Heiman (The Open University of Israel)