Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Press Release: IDRAC Disability Rights Conference at Virtual Ability

The time for Virtual Ability's annual International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference is upon us once again. This year the theme is "Let Me In" and the dates are Friday and Saturday, the 27th and 28th of September on Virtual Ability Island.

We are so excited! We invite you to attend the conference if you can, and tell your friends about it - bring them along! 

The slate of presenters is broad and varied. We'll have:

- Panels talking about disability rights around the world
- A keynote address about how young children with disabilities can learn through play
- Another keynote presentation about the World Report on Disability
- A discussion about making buildings more accessible
- Empowerment medicine
- Autism in India
- Reproductive health literacy in Ghana
- Emergency preparedness
- And more

Presenters hail from places as diverse as Germany, South Africa and the Netherlands. Panelists come from places as widespread as Brazil, Italy, Japan, Ecuador, and Denmark.

You can find more information about the conference, the speakers and the schedule on Virtual Ability's website at and the blog at

Join us on the 27th and 28th as we celebrate successes, identify issues and re-affirm the rights of people with disabilities across the world.

International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC)
September 27 & 28, 2013
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island

Virtual Ability (53/172/23)

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Daniel Voyager had a list of panellists on his blog:

International Panel #1- FRI Sept 27, 5:30pm SLT
Moderator- Svea Morane (US)
Panelist from Brazil- Roth Grut
Panelist from Ecuador- Losairam
Panelist from Denmark- Jens Nerido

International Panel #2- SAT Sept 28, 7am SLT
Moderator- Tom Bukowski (US)
Panelist from Germany- Letty Pienaar
Panelist from Portugal- Winter Wardhani
Panelist from Australia- JayJay Zifanwe

International Panel #3- SAT Sept 28, 1pm SLT
Moderator- Blu Heron (US)
Panelist from Italy- Slatan Dryke
Panelist from Greece- Libido Siemens
Panelist from Egypt- jihan wonder

International Panel #4- SAT Sept 28, 5:30pm SLT
Moderator- Kopilo Hallard (Australia)
Panelist from Canada- LifeSkillsWorker
Panelist from Malaysia- Loquacia Loon
Panelist from Japan- Kiremimi Tigerpaw
Panelist from United States- Zsuzsa Tomsen

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