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[IFLA-LPD] Better Together Conference: 28 June 2017 The Hague Netherlands: call for abstract


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Working together towards accessible information for people with low vision.
Wednesday 28 June 2017 | The Hague | The Netherlands.
Better Together
If specialists and experts tap into their combined potential, they can produce something that's greater than the sum of the parts. This is Dedicon's inspiration and goal for the Better Together Conference. And this combined approach is great news for people with low vision. Read more

Advances in technology and media are making a significant contribution to realising this mission. But which solutions offer the best potential? To create focus, coordinated innovation is crucial. This is why the Better Together Conference will have three tracks, in which together we'll explore developments now, tomorrow and in the future. Read more



Track 1: Together Today 


Today, the technological challenges faced by people with low vision are considerable. But, fortunately, so are the opportunities that are available. This track looks at how we can help anyone with low vision gain, or regain control over their lives. Off-the-shelf products and advice on accessible information can help people address the challenges and access the opportunities.
There are so many applications already available to help with reading, learning, finding information and communicating. But which ones are worth taking on board? And how do you make sure you get the best out of them?


  • Digital content / ePub3
  • E-books / e-readers
  • Apps / smart phones / tablets
  • Accessible content sharing solutions
  • Streaming distribution / online solutions
  • TactileGraphics / 3D printing

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Track 2: Together Tomorrow


Tomorrow will be here sooner than we think. And the great news is that there are lots of exciting developments just around the corner. These are the tools that will offer you real opportunities to allow the visually impaired to function independently. A large number of developments is in the pipeline and will be available shortly. They lie just around tomorrow's corner.

  • iBeacons
  • Accessible multimodal interfaces
  • Automatic image recognition and description
  • Internet of things (domotics / home automation, devices, etc.)
  • Wearables
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Self-driving cars (Google, Tesla, Toyota)
  • Virtual personal assistants

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Track 3: Together to be Continued


What will the world look like in 2025? One thing is sure: lots of things will have changed! The question is, what and how? And how will these changes impact people with low vision? We are convinced that, whatever changes there are, the world will definitely be a better place if we work to create it together! Continuing to come up with more and more innovative ways to ensure equal opportunities for people with a visual impairment. How do you see the future? We want to hear your vision.

  • 3.5D printing
  • Smart clothes
  • Humanoid and other robots
  • Ultra-intelligent electronic agents
  • Haptic / tactile feedback
  • Electronic paper (OLED)
  • Information sharing in 2025
  • Libraries in 2025

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Are you a specialist in one of these areas, or do you have another specialist field you believe is relevant?  Are you willing to share your knowledge and insights? We just can't wait to receive your proposal for a presentation (30 minutes), master class or workshop (90 minutes). We look forward to receiving your contribution.

Best regards, 

Maarten Verboom





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