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ABLE Summit 2020

Based on the national and international developments, the ABLE Summit is postponed to April 2021.

During this quarter, the summit will be replaced with a “Series of Webinars” in response to the prominent challenges in Lebanon.

Check the webinars below!

What is ABLE Summit?

ABLE Summit is the 1st of a kind event in Lebanon and the region shedding the light on Digital Accessibility in Higher Education. A national-level ripple effect event, with renowned speakers from global leading organizations in the industry, to boost awareness, charge collective momentum, and to trigger related initiatives. 

ABLE Summit 2020
Webinar Series

The ABLE Summit brings to you a series of webinars in response to the multi-fold challenges in Lebanon and its impact on students with disabilities.

Dark Patterns Through the Lens of Accessibility

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM (GMT+3)

Let's Talk About the VPAT® and What Makes for a Good ACR

Date and Time: Friday October 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM (GMT+3)

Remote Learning Tools

Date and Time: Friday October 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM (GMT+3)

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Date & Time: Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM (GMT+3)

Classroom Content Cloud by Critical Links

Date and Time: Thursday October 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM (GMT+3)

Redefining Inclusion, Redesigning Learning

Date and Time: Friday November 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM (GMT+3)

Designing, Creating and Enabling Accessible Maths

Date and Time: Friday November 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM (GMT+3)

Speakers

“What was impossible yesterday, is possible today with technology.” - ABLE Team.

 

Joe Devon

Joe Devon

Co-Founder of Diamond and Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Jeremy P. Seda

Jeremy P. Seda

IT Accessibility Coordinator at North Idaho College

Myles Pilling

Myles Pilling

Council Member and Director British Assistive Technology Association

Shadi Abu-Zahra

Shadi Abu-Zahra

Web accessibility strategy and technology specialist at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Noura Merhabi

Noura Merhabi

Edtech Curriculum Advisor at ACT College

Patrick McGrath

Patrick McGrath

Education Technology Strategist at Texthelp

Partners

Highlights from Previous Summit

A national level event, with ripple effects in the region, the ABLE Summit 2019 featured renowned speakers from global leading organizations in industry and academia, to boost awareness, charge collective momentum and trigger related initiatives.

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Organizations

335

Professionals

15

Countries

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Testimonials

“Special needs or not, equal access is your right” - ABLE Team.

 

“Unforgettable times in Beirut by listening, socializing and sharing experiences and best practices with wonderful leaders, from the Arab region, and around the world.”
Dr. Humberto Insolera

EDF Executive Committee, European Disability Forum

“It was a real pleasure to talk about “Three Fundamentals for Improving Digital Accessibility and Inclusion” (trust me, I could have gone well beyond three) at the first ABLE Summit”.
Jennison Asuncion

Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

“The first Assistive Technology conference in Lebanon has been a great success as speaker after speaker spoke of making things more accessible for everyone.”
Myles Pilling

Council Member, and Director, British Assistive Technology Association (BATA)

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