The conference will be held online using ZOOM.

Registered participants are going to receive 3 links for attending the conference – one for each conference day.

  • A link to join the 1st day is going to be send on Wednesday evening
  • The other 2 links are going to be send on Friday evening & Saturday evening

For talks in Bulgarian a simultaneous translation into English is provided.

  • If you do not have Zoom already installed on your computers, please do that by following the link and choosing the first option – Zoom Client for Meetings:
  • If you already have Zoom installed, please make sure that you have the latest version – 5.4.3

20 november 2020

All times are in Sofia local time – EET, UTC+2

12:00-12:30Conference Opening
Maurice Grinberg – ASSIST – Assistive Technologies
Dr. Jane Muita – UNICEF Bulgaria
Greta Ganchevа – Minisrty of Education and Science
Prof. Juan Bornman – ISAAC
12:30-13:05Kathrin Lemler
Alternative and Augmentative Communication:
How tech allowed me to study instead of ending up in a ball pit
13:05-13:45Netta Ben Zeev
The Right to Be Heard: Making the process of investigation and testimony
of people with complex communication difficulties accessible using AAC
13:55-15:00Prof. Stephen von Tetzchner
Learning a graphic language
15:00-15:50Prof. Kristine Stadskleiv, PhD
AAC and Literacy
16:00-16:50Prof. Juliet Goldbart
Communication strategies for children and adults with profound intellectual disability:
preparing the way for AAC
Presentation Handout
16:50-17:40Prof. Martine Smith
AAC in Adolescence
17:50-18:30Prof. Michael Clarke
Assessment of Looking Behaviours: Eye-pointing Classification Scale
Download the scale
18:30-19:05Tina Voisey
Supporting Communication, Behaviour and Participation with Boardmaker 7
19:05-19:30John Stacey
AACtivity – Communication + Music = lots of learning fun!

21 november 2020

All times are in Sofia local time – EET, UTC+2


Idalie Fernandez
The Eyegaze Learning Curve and Ecosystem


Biser Borisov
Using and customising Communicator 5 in school settings
subtitles in English are going to be available soon


Anna Krasteva
How I have fun, learn and play


dr. Evgeniya Hristova, Desislava Chakarova, prof. Maurice Grinberg,
Eye control for children with severe physical disabilities in residential services.
subtitles in English are going to be available soon


Bethany Diener
Expand Participation for Persons with Aphasia

12:10-12:45 Aldona Mysakowska-Adamczyk
Creating aided language environment at home – the role of parents

Nora Shabani
Assistive Technology and Inclusive Education

Željka CarJasmina Pavliša
For every chilid: a VOICE

Dragana Koruga, Natasa Milenkovic
C Board application in Serbia

14:15-15:00 Dr. Judy Wine
Strategies to Develop Communicative Interaction with Children with Rett Syndrome
15:00-15:45 Dr. Beata Batorowicz
Environmental influences and social context of children and young people who use AAC
15:55-16:25 Royden James
The Future of Access, Independence, and AAC

Angela Pencheva
with subtitles in English

16:45-17:05 Stanislav Nikov
17:05-17:40 Vardit Kindler
Using assistive technology to promote participation in play
for children with complex communication needs
17:50-18:20 Dorothy Fraser
“The Pleasure of Stories” for children with and without disabilities: Making and using props for story-telling and creating stories Handouts
18:20-18:35 Nadine Farris
Inclusive Technology: All the help you need!

Emma Haines, Danielle Foakes
Exploring how Grid and Grid Pads can help you to communicate and live a more independent life

22 november 2020

All times are in Sofia local time – EET, UTC+2

09:15-10:00Yedida Levine Sterenberg
Augmentative Communication for Beginning Communicators
10:00-10:50Yonit Hagoel-Karnieli
Patient-provider communication in the times of COVID-19
11:00-11:25Elena Kanlieva
Using assistive technologies and alternative communication 
11:25-11:50Silviya Aladjova
The freedom to learn differently
11:50-12:15Christina Davcheva, Pavlina Deskova, Desislava Pavlova
Assistive technоlogies and their importance in distance learning
12:15-12:40Veselka Bakish, Velina Mitreva, Dimiter Kozarev
Positive impact of interventions using Look to Learn
12:50-13:45Sharon Shaham
“Efshar Lomar” – A Hebrew core driven communication display
13:45-14:15Dr. Gill Roth
Enabling AAC Users to Participate in Digital Life
14:15-14:30Petri Latva-Rasku
Quha Head Mouse
14:30-14:40Closing of the conference