We are proud to inform you about our initiative ABLE and its large-scale kickoff summit that will take place on 11 and 12 April 2019 under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri.
The ABLE Summit is the 1st of a kind event in Lebanon and the region shedding light on Digital Accessibility in Higher Education. A national level event, with ripple effects in the region, the ABLE summit will feature renowned speakers from global leading organizations in industry and academia, to boost awareness, charge collective momentum and to trigger related initiatives.`
The goals of the ABLE summit are to:
- Trigger a high impact awareness wave
- Create a knowledge-share hub
- Bring together expertise and experiences
- Energize the community and trigger collaborations
- Amplify the impact of the current initiatives
- Sketch a roadmap to Digital Accessibility in Higher Education.
ABLE (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience), is an IT@AUB initiative by the Office of Information Technology (IT) in collaboration with the Student Affairs Accessible Education Office (AEO) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) to open the doors of higher education for all through digital accessibility .
ABLE aims at increasing the retention and success rates of students with disabilities and to support their readiness for life after university by developing and deploying accessibility to campus-wide IT resources.
ABLE scope covers assistive technologies (AT), learning content, services, resources, policies, inclusive IT support, collaboration platforms, IT facilities and learning spaces.
For more information and registration, please visit: www.aub.edu.lb/able or Call for Proposals