[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Call for abstracts and posters for the Tactile Reading conference 2017 Stockholm

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Wed Mar 9 10:14:37 UTC 2016

Tactile Reading will take place in Stockholm April 5-7 2017, bringing together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world.

Academics in various research areas, teachers, specialists, commercial companies, developers and innovators in the field of tactile reading are invited.

The conference is arranged by Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM) and National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM).

This will be a chance to share experiences and research in the field of tactile reading. The conference will promote best practices and inspire to new ideas for research, and will bring people together for future collaboration. This is the first time this conference is arranged, with the ambition to create a recurrent international event.

Call for Abstracts
We are seeking practitioners and academics to give presentations on the following topics:
*         Development of tactual understanding
*         Tactile reading and the brain
*         Braille and literacy
*         Tactile graphics
*         Universal design and tactile reading

The time for a presentation is either 20 or 40 minutes.

All presentations should be in English.

Send your contribution to: tactilereading2017 at mtm.se<mailto:tactilereading2017 at mtm.se>

Present a poster
If you prefer to present a poster at the conference please submit your proposal and contact us.

We are looking forward to meet you!

For more information and details: www.tactilereading.org<http://www.tactilereading.org/>
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