ICC weekend 2019 schedule

Hereunder, you can find the schedule of the ICC weekend 2019. The different options for the workshop sessions and leisure time activities are underneath the schedule.

Friday november 8 2019

  • 18:00-20:00: Welcome and small snack
  • 20:00-22:00: Leisure time session 1
  • 22:00: Bar

Saturday november 9 2019

  • 08:00-09:30: breakfast
  • 10:00-12:00: workshop session 1
  • 12:00-13:30: lunch
  • 13:15-16:00: open moment for professionals and parents
  • 13:30-15:30: workshop session 2
  • 15:30-16:00: break
  • 16:00-19:00: leisure time session 2
  • 19:00-21:00: dinner
  • 21:00: party time

Sunday november 10 2019

  • 08:00-09:00: cleaning up rooms
  • 09:00-10:00: breakfast
  • 10:30-12:30: workshop session 3
  • 12:30-13:30: lunch
  • 13:30: departure

Activities description

Workshop session 1 – saturday morning the 9th of november

  • efficiently working with MS Word
    Are you struggling to make a document in Microsoft Word, or are you wondering how to use Microsoft Word more efficiently than you are doing now? Are you curious to discover what features Word has to offer, even for blind/visually impaired people? Then this workshop might be something for you. Here, we will have a look at common and very useful features that can help making a well structured Word document more easily. We will mainly focus on the menu structure of MS Word, on the dialogue, and the shortcuts to format a document with pre-defined styles, and on ways to review the document.
  • Privacy: how to protect my digital identity?
    Ever wondered what happens with your data when you enter it into a website? Ever wondered how facebook knows that you’re interested in travelling?
    In this workshop, you’ll get to know everything about it!
    We will explain how services as Facebook and Google know you so well, which settings you can change to protect yourself.
    We will also explain everything about the new GDPR law and which rights you have concerning your personal data.
  • The great app exchange
    Mobile apps are the true power lying within smart devices such as smartphones or tablets and assist us in fully functioning as an independent human being. This workshop is a great opportunity to demonstrate and share the apps you cannot live without. So grab your phone or tablet and tell us about your favorite apps!
  • Cooking one on one
    Do you want to impress your (future) boy or girlfriend with A home-made romantic dinner? By the end of this workshop you will be able to prepare a full three course meal. You will be guided by your own personal assistant, so cooking one on one. You will be able to use handy kitchen tools that are specifically practical for people with a visual impairment. For the main course you can choose between Pasta with marinated salmon and broccoli pesto or seasoned meatballs with rice and provencal sauce. The starter is fixed.
    Subscribe now since places are very limited!
  • Let’s talk about sex
    People don’t talk easily about sex. Dating, first kiss, first sex, safe sex,… aren’t subjects we easily talk about. In this interactive, participatory workshop we talk together about sex and learn from each other.

Workshop session 2 – saturday afternoon the 9th of november – open moment

  • Introduction to Reaper, the most Accessible Audio and music Production software
    You use a screen-reader and you want to do something with audio? No matter if you’re a podcaster, a musician, a producer, or just passionate about sound, Reaper can do the audio and midi editing for you …and guess what … it’s all accessible and free to use. In this workshop, we firstly introduce you to what Reaper is and what exactly it can do. Then we get you acquainted with its workflow and go hands-on with some basic audio editing examples. Last but not least, we point you towards the right resources that can help you make Reaper do what you want it to do.
  • Commentary, the Revolutionary Screen Reader for android
    Scanning inaccessible apps on your android smartphone and interact with them anyway? Solving annoying captcha codes right at your fingertips? Controlling your phone by voice or make a press on both volume buttons. topen your favorite app? These are just a few of the advanced features of commentary , the new , cutting edge, and revolutionary Chinese screen reader which turns your android device into a speaking productive powerhouse. In this workshop , you will be among the very first Europeans to get your hands on it and test its brand new English version. We will outline commentaries basic and more advanced features that are unseen up to now in the android world. Moreover , you’ll get the opportunity to test the screen reader with some commonly used apps and real-life situations. No matter if you are already familiar with android or are wondering if it might be worth switching from IOS, this workshop is not to be missed.
  • Successful job searching: first steps to make your own money
    We will be covering different methods in job searching and zooming on issues related to your visual disability. What is the best structure for your cv? Which platforms can you use to find a suiting job? And how can you land it? What are do’s and don’ts during a job interview? Questions like these will be discussed. The key in this workshop is using your visual disability as an advantage.
  • Tech Touch
    We’ve already made about 200 podcasts with Tech Touch. Today we present some of them. On the one hand we have some nice gadgets like google home or Alexa. On the other hand, we show you some useful computer tools and apps that make life easier.
  • Navigaid
    “In 55 m turn left onto navigation Street. Then your destination will be right in front of you.”
    A workshop that gives you a quick overview of different navigation apps that can help you finding your way independently all around the world. If you don’t feel like printing huge tactile maps to carry them with you to find your favourite bar, this workshop is just what you need.
    We will discuss classic big pillars in the gps technology such as Google maps, but we will also update you on which apps are very useful to explore the area around you. Besides, we will share personal experiences from daily life, and at the end we will show you at first hand what it is like to walk alone through Antwerp with the power of navigation Technology!
    The workshop mainly focuses on navigating for blind people, but of course everyone is more than welcome. So grab your mobile phone and let’s navigate!

Workshop session 3 – sunday morning the 10th of november

  • Introduction to HTML: building our first website
    In this workshop, people will learn how to create a well structured, easy to navigate, webpage in html. HTML is a syntax that can be used to build webpages and whole websites. We will first learn about the different parts of a html page. Afterwards, we will start building our own webpage with what we learned. For this workshop, a minimal knowledge of structure in documents is expected (headings, lists …).
  • Interpersonal relationships
    Having fur filling and meaningful connections with our fellow human beings is one of these key factors that can make us feel happy. In this workshop, we want to create a safe space where stories and experiences about building relations with others can be discussed, no matter if they are of friendly, family or romantic nature. We have special attention to the way a visual impairment can influence these connections. More than only focusing on the challenges though, we want to work towards a positive and helpful exchange of tips and tricks that can boost your relationship building skills, based both on psychological insights and the participants experiences.
  • Nonverbal communication
    In everyday life, non-verbal communication plays a pivotal role. We say many things to each other without speaking, on social media such as Instagram, for example. Even when we are involved in a spoken conversation, it is not always easy to understand the message completely, as a blind or visually impaired person, since 55 % of our communication happens through body language. In this, we will share tips and tricks interactively that help you understand where information could be lost and how to deal with these cases effectively. We will provide you with some essential tips and tricks on how to better manage your own non-verbal communication.
  • Networking for Success
    Networking is the fuel that accelerates your success. We are not talking about computers but the process of meeting with a lot of people, and building valuable relationships to achieve your goals. According to Hal Lancaster networking remains the No. 1 cause of job attainment. In this workshop we will not only explore how you can use networking for your (future) professional goals, but how to implement this process as a lifestyle strategy. Which are the difficulties you encounter when networking with a visual impairment? How can you overcome them and even use this to your advantage? This is what you will learn in ‘Networking for Success’.
  • Drama: the stage is waiting for you!
    Are you a real theatre player? or have you never been on a stage? Don’t worry,, because everything is possible on our ICC stage. The craziest, the better! Improvise and make your own play. The stage is waiting for you.

Leisure time session 1 – friday evening the 8th of november

  • Meet me
  • Karaoke
  • Board games

Leisure time session 2 – saturday afternoon the 9th of november

  • City walking tour
  • Torbal
  • Dungeons & Dragons session
  • Jam session
  • Board games