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2022 UKZN Disability Research Indaba - 12 October 2022
The UKZN Disability Support Unit cordially invites you to register and/or submit an abstract for the 2022 Disability Research Indaba: “The new normal”: Embracing a post-pandemic inclusive higher education landscape.
Please take note that registration and the call for abstracts for the 2022 UKZN Disability Research Indaba is now open. The UKZN Disability Support Unit would sincerely appreciate your attendance and participation. You are most welcome to disseminate the below notice and attached poster via your respective networks. We look forward to hosting you virtually on 12 October 2022.
This Online Indaba opens conversations through participation, dialogue, and reasoning, which aims to focus on the theme of:
The Indaba invites submissions focusing on the following broad key areas:
Universal design for learning (UDL)
Digitising the teaching and learning experience
Mental health, resilience and wellness
Stigma management and reduction
Disability rights and Self-representation
Transformation and inclusive policy arrangements
Mainstream transitioning of students with disabilities
Delivery of South African sign language (SASL) interpreting services
13 May 2022 – Abstract submission and registration opens
24 June 2022 – Abstract submission closes
10 July 2022 – Notification to authors of acceptance
24 July 2022 – Resubmission of revised abstracts
12 October 2022 – Indaba
The Indaba will be virtually hosted via Zoom on 12 October 2022 from 8:00 to 16:30.
Zoom registration: Click here
Abstract submission: Click here
For any enquiries, please contact Dr Ashley Subbiah at firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BLINDNESS AND LOW VISION
The Concerned Blind and Partially Sighted Persons’ Forum, in partnership with the South African National Zakaah Fund (SANZAF), will be hosting a national conference on blindness and low vision at the Capetonian Hotel Conference Hall in Cape Town on 14-16 November 2022.
PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE
The purpose of the conference is to bring together interested stakeholders to explore critical issues on blindness and low vision from a practical, hands-on approach, drawing on the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of presenters and conference delegates. Based on the overall theme: Taking the next steps toward a greater vision, the proposed conference, which would also serve to recognise and celebrate Disability Month, would include presentations and break-away discussions on pertinent themes and sub-themes pertaining to education, skills development, employment, advocacy and empowerment. Equally important, the conference would include scintillating social events that would assist in developing useful and lasting networks that would serve to promote discussions and projects in the field of blindness and low vision.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE CONFERENCE?
Although not exhaustive, the list would include the following:
Educators in schools;
Academic and support staff from further and higher education institutions;
Practitioners in the field of blindness and low vision;
Blind and partially sighted persons in employment.
A nominal registration fee of R900.00 is payable by each delegate to gain admission to the conference. The registration fee will cover the following:
A cocktail on the evening of 13 November 2022 to informally welcome the delegates;
A commemorative conference bag for each delegate;
The programme of the conference in alternate formats;
Lunch on each day of the conference;
Morning and afternoon tea/coffee; and
A banquet on the final evening of the conference.
We look forward to an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable conference, and we hope you do too. Importantly, the organisers of the conference will strive to make this experience unparalleled and enriching for you.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated support, and we hope to meet you at this much-needed national conference.
Closing Date for Registration
To assist the organisers with regard to relevant logistical arrangements, please confirm your attendance by no later than 15 October 2022. On receipt of your confirmation, a registration document would be forwarded to you.
Conference Organisers Contact Details
Please use the following contact details to reserve your seat at what promises to be an informative, interesting and practical conference.
Tel.: 0724174422; 031 3096786