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“If you do not intentionally, include, you will unintentionally exclude." - Joe Gerstandt

Resources and Useful Links

2020 Library

Awareness Videos

2019 Library

Summit Booklet

Summit Report

Panel Discussions

Status and Challenges in Higher Education in Lebanon

Moderated by Dr. Yousif Asfour, CIO at AUB

Panelists:

  • Akram Chehayeb - Minister of Education and Higher Education (MEHE)

  • Richard Kouyoumdjian - Minister of Social Affairs (MOSA)

  • Georges Xanthopoulos - Head of Accessibility & Mobility Program, Arcenciel
    Member of the National Committee for People with Disability

  • Dr. Talal Nezameddin - Dean of Student Affairs at AUB

  • Amer Makarem - Local Coordinator of Inclusive Public-School Model Project
Manager at the Youth Association of the blind (YAB)

  • Nadine Ismail - Head of the Early Intervention Program 
The Learning Center for the Deaf  (LCD

The Specially-Abled Student Journey

Moderated by Dr. Talal Nezameddin, Dean of Student Affairs at AUB

Panelists:

  • Josephine Khoueiry - Inclusion Responsible at LSBD
  • Tonie Mikhael - LSBD Graduate, Law Student
  • Paul Abi Eshak - Education & Awareness Manager at Arcenciel
  • Carole Haber - Manager Testing Programs at AMIDEAST
  • Stephanie Srour - Clinical Psychologist at SKILD
  • Amer Makarem - Manager at Youth Association of the Blind (YAB)
  • Nadine Ghalayini - Accessibility Coordinator at AUB
  • Johnny El-Khoury Gebrael - Alumnus at NDU
  • Marianne Hakim - NDU Graduate and founding member FALA

Institutional Policies, Challenges and Priorities

Moderated by Sylvana Lakkis, Chairperson, Arab Regional Office at Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)

Panelists:

  • Aline Karam - Chief Communications Affairs at Alfa
  • Joe Rahal - Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Founder of Joe Rahal Foundation
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra - Web Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist at W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
  • Jennison Asuncion - Co-Founder at Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and Engineering Manager Accessibility at LinkedIn
  • Yasmina El Khoury Raphael - Head of Business Environment and Innovation, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Remy Elias - Wellness Outreach Officer, ABA Therapist at AUB

Roadmap to Digital Accessibility in Higher Education in Lebanon

Moderated by Rami Farran, Director of IT Academic Services at AUB

Panelists:

  • Fadi Yarak - General Director of Education at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE)
  • Dr. Yousif Asfour - CIO at AUB
  • Dr. Fawzi Baroud - CIO at NDU
  • Dr. Camille Abu Naser - CIO at LAU
  • Dr. Hasan Youness - Strategic Advisor at Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL)
  • Hiam Fakhoury - Director of Rights and Access Program at the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA)
  • Sergio Moukarzel - Consultant at ProAbled
  • Hoda Moukannes - Representative of the Lebanese University (LU)

Workshops

Track 1 – Special Student Success

Inclusive Education Concept, Structure and Practice

By Dr. Basma Frangieh and Dr. Robert White
T.I.E.S (Together for Inclusive Educational Systems)

Inclusion Manual

By Paul Abi Eshak
Education & Awareness Manager at Arcenciel

Track 2 - Governance and Regulations

ADA Compliance

By Jeremy Seda
IT Accessibility Coordinator at North Idaho College (NIC)

Track 3 – E-Accessibility

Accessible Authoring

By Ibrahim Chaaban
Microsoft Trainer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EIT

Building a Technology Action Plan for Accessibility

By Jamie Ball
Regional Manager at TextHelp

Capti : Visualizing through Infographics

By Mira El Koussa
Research & Infographic Design at Levtude

Disability & Accessibility in Simple Words

By Spiro Haber
Business Development Manager at ReadSpeaker

Hearing Assistive Technologies - Accessible Educational Settings

By

  • Sama AlKhreisha, Medical Audiology Sciences (MAS AUBMC)
  • Tatiana Al-Hajj, Medical Audiology Sciences (MAS AUBMC)
  • Jason J. Hamden, Medical Audiology Sciences (MAS AUBMC)

Integrating Sign Language Avatar Interpreters into Organizations

By Mahmoud Darawsheh
CEO and Founder at MindRockets

How Digital Transformation lays the foundations for Digital Accessibility

By Sara Dbeisy
Senior Account Manager at BMB

Introduction to Web Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

By Shadi Abou-Zahra
Web Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist at W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Microsoft – Office 365 Accessibility

By Aly Harakeh
Microsoft MEA Education GTM Lead at Microsoft

Standards, Integration & Universal Design

By Imran Aziz
Oracle

The Dynamic Saw

By:

  • Jeremy Seda
    IT Accessibility Coordinator at North Idaho College (NIC)
  • Jennison Asuncion
    Co-Founder at Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
    Engineering Manager - Accessibility at LinkedIn

Using Alternative Means of Recording

By Myles Pilling
Director at British Assistive Technology Association (BATA)

Track 4 - Independent Living

Organizational Readiness - Inclusion at the Workplace

By Sergio Moukarzel
Consultant at ProAbled

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