April 16, 2019
Eng. Manal Shihab
, TRA Senior Software Expert, participated in the ABLE (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience) Summit 2019
that was held at the American University of Beirut
under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Al Hariri
on April 11 – 12, 2019.
The theme of the summit was “What was impossible yesterday is possible today with technology!”
ABLE (Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience)
, is an IT@A.U.B initiative by the Office of Information Technology (IT) in collaboration with the Student Affairs Accessible Education Office (A.E.O) to open the doors of higher education for all
through digital accessibility. It aims at
increasing the retention and success rates of students with disabilities and to support their readiness for life after university. The scope
covered assistive technologies (A.T), learning content, services, resources, policies, inclusive IT support, collaboration platforms, IT facilities and learning spaces.
For more information about the summit, click here