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G3ict presents at DeViNT 2010

New Technologies Supporting the Visually Impaired

  • Polytech’Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
  • May 20, 2010
For the 8th year now, the Engineering School of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) opened its doors to the public. Next May 20 it hosted the traditional meeting dedicated to new technologies supporting the visually impaired.
The meeting gathered representatives from the private and public sectors, academia, and the visually impaired community.  The aim was to inform the visually impaired upon progress of new technologies and to allow them to express their real needs. The day included round tables, workshops and technology demontrations.

This year's theme was the "Access to Reading": «LIRE, clef du sa-VOIR » (READING is the key to KNOWING). During the conference, the students of Polytech'Nice Sophia showcased their own projects, including educational and recreative software dedicated to visually impaired children in cooperation with the “Castle School” and the "Clément Ader Institute for Sensory Education" in Nice. Each conference participant received a CD containing the DeViNT games.

This year, the DeViNT excellence award to the best student's work dedicated to the visually impaired was sponsored by the Thalès company. For additional information, please visit: http://devint.polytech.unice.fr/
AGENDA: DeViNT 2010 "Access to Reading"

09h00: Welcome      
09h15:  Introduction

Opening of DeViNT 2010 Day by officials

09h30: 1st Conference: "NICT for daily use: benefits et limits"
Speakers: Francis Lestel, Axel Leblois (G3ict)

10h30  Coffee break 
10h45: 2nd Conference: E-Books: for everybody?
Speakers: Francis Perrez (SESAME),  Philippe Dubois (APEDV), industrial Roundtable

11h45: Presentation of workshops
Chairman: Anne-Marie Pinna-Dery – searcher/lecturer - University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis

12h15  Apéritif, lunch break, stands and  show of DeViNT projects 
14h30: 3rd conference: Accessibility to WEB                                       
Speakers:  Shadi Abou-Zahra (W3C)  Accessibility of social Networks Roundtable

15h30: 4th conference: When systems accommodate to everyone
Animation: Carine Levy (Air France), Christophe Rousseau (Université de Nice), Guillemette Balleyguier

16h30  Coffee Break         
16h45: 5th conference: Accessibility to mathematics
Speakers:  Dominique Archambault Roundtable

17h30: DeViNT prize award

18h00: Closing Cocktail of DeViNT day  
Devint-contacts@polytech.unice.fr –
Polytech'Nice - Sophia (Bâtiment des Lucioles)
1645, Route des Lucioles
06410 Biot - France
Téléphone: +33 (0) 4 92 38 85 00 - Fax: +33 (0) 4 92 38 85 02