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					                        Dr. Emad El-Deen Shaker

Paper: “The Role of the Blind in Building the Information Society in the Arab
       World”

         Has been blind since childhood.
         PhD in translation and the English Language from Sorbonne University in
          Paris, France.
         Chairman of the African Union of the Blind, from 1993 to 2000.
         Secretary of the Arab Organization of Disabled People, since 1998.
         Member at the Executive Bureau of the Francophone Union of the Blind
          since 2001.
         Chairman of the National Union of the Blind of Tunisia since 1991.
         Participated in many activities related to the blind and the disabled in
          general.




                    Hani Darwish Ali Qasem

Paper: “The Role of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research in
        Supporting People with Special Needs”


         B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, George Washington
          University, Washington DC, USA, in May 1980.
         M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Communications), George
          Washington University, Washington DC, USA, in June 1984.
         Manager of the Department of Advanced Systems at Kuwait
          Institute For Scientific Research (KISR), from 1994 to date.
      
         Participated in the accomplishment of numerous projects for
          people with special needs, such as.

          -      “Computer Assisted Communications for Physically Handicapped
                 People - Phase II” (2003-2004).
          -      “Metal Sheet Based Braille Printing Facilities” (2003 – 2004).
          -      “Unified Sign Language Dictionary for Deaf People in Kuwait and
                 the Arab Countries” (2002 – 2003).
          -      “Braille Computer System for the Blind Students at Kuwait
                 University”.
          -      “Computer Based Educational Applications for Makaton Program”
                 (2001-2002)”.
                     Dr. Samira Abdul-Latif Al-Saad
Paper: “How can Technological Application Contribute to the Understanding
        Autism?”

       M.Sc. in Special Education (Autism) from Leslie University,
        USA.
       PhD in the preparation and implementation of the Programs of
        People with Special Needs, University of Leicester, UK.
       Has established Kuwait Center for Autism in 1994, and has been
        its manager since then.
       Has established the Gulf Association of Autism in 2002.
       Has established the magazine entitled “A Silent Scream”, the first
        specialized magazine in the field of autism and people with
        special needs in the Arab world. She is also the Editor-in-Chief
        of the magazine.
       Gave many lectures, training courses, and symposia in the field
        of autism, and people with special needs in Kuwait and the
        Arabian Gulf.
       Participated in numerous local and Arab conferences.
       Member in numerous local, Arab, and international institutions.
       A mother of a daughter who suffers from autism.



                         Dr. Mousa Sharaf El-Deen

       General Medicine Diploma from the University of People’s
        Friendship, Moscow, the Soviet Union, in 1973.
       MSc. in Education (Communication).
       Member at the Medical Committee at the National Authority of
        the Disabled in Lebanon.
       Has organized training courses in the field of special education.
       Has written numerous books and conducted studies in the field of
        disability, such as “Mental Disability and its Institutions in
        Lebanon”, “Families of the Mentally Disabled”, “Disability
        Legislations at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, “Tests Prepared
        by the World Health Organizations to Trace Mental Disability”.
       Participated in numerous conferences in the Arab countries,
        Europe, India, and the Far East.
       Has won numerous awards for his efforts in the field of
        disability.
                              Randa Aasi Barri

       Has a degree in Social Sciences.
       Founder and Chairperson of the Lebanese Society of People with
        Disabilities in 1983.
       Member of the National Authority of the Rights of People with
        Disabilities since 1992.
       Founder and Chairperson of the Lebanese Union of People with
        Disabilities in 1998.
       Contributed to the establishment of Nabeeh Barry’s Complex for
        the Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities in Lebanon.
       Interested in accomplishing charitable, cultural, and educational
        projects at various levels.



                         Abdul-Karim Al-Rabeesh
Paper: “The Use of Computers with Abnormal Individuals”.

       B.Sc. in Accounting from the Islamic University of Imam
        Mohammed Bin Saud, at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
       Diploma in computers from the Islamic University of Imam
        Mohammed Bin Saud, at KSA.
       Diploma in Special Education (The Blind).
       Worked as an “Educational Supervisor” at the Vision Disability
        of the General Secretariat of Special Education, Ministry of
        Education, KSA.
       Member of the Consultative Group of the Vision Disability.
       Manager of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Printing
        Presses for printing the Holy Quran using the Braille method.
       Participated in numerous conferences in the field of disabilities,
        such as.
          - The workshop entitled “Modern Techniques in the Field of Visual
              Disabilities” that was held in Damascus, Syria in 1999.
          - The International Conference of Assisting People with Special Needs,
              which was held in Austria in 2002.
          - The Gulf Forum for Visual Disabilities – Reality and Aspirations, that
              was held in KSA in 2004.
                          Khaled Tawfeeq Al-Mahtar
Paper: “The Role of Governments, Private Sector, and the Civil Society’s
       Institutions in Enhancing the Capabilities of People with Special
       Needs”

        B.SC. in Business Administration.
        Member of the Coordination Services Authority for People with
         Disabilities in Lebanon.
        Member of the Congregation of Private Volunteering Institution
         in Lebanon.
        Chairman of the National Development and Rehabilitation
         Center.
        Secretary of the National Union of the Families and Institutions
         of the Mentally People with Disabilities in Lebanon.
        Deputy Chairman of the of the International Rehabilitation
         Organization in the Arab Region.
        Organized numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops in
         various fields, especially in the fields of disability, rehabilitation,
         and volunteering activities .
        Participated in the organization of a number of UN preparatory
         meetings, at the Social Development Summit in Copenhagen,
         Denmark, and at the Habitat II in Istanbul, Turkey.



                      Dr. Abdul-Malek S. A. Al-Salman
Paper: “Communication Services and Information Technology: Do Arab
         People with Disabilities Benefit from them?”

        B.Sc. in Computer Science from King Saud University, KSA.
        M.Sc. in Computer Science from Georgia University, USA.
        PhD in Computer Science from Oklahoma State, USA.
        Chairman of the Scientific Research Team of the project entitled
         “The Implementation and Designing of Interactive Computer
         Environment in the Service of Visually Disabled Persons”, at
         KSA.
        Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the First National
         Information Technology Conference.
        Member of the Research Team for translating the Arabic text into
         the sign language at King Saud University, KSA.
        Chairman of the Research Team of Visual Identification of
         Arabic Braille Method and transferring it to a text, at King
         Abdul-Aziz Science and Technology City, KSA.
        Participated in numerous specialized conferences and symposia,
         such as.
           - Second International Conference of Disability and Rehabilitation, that
               was held in Riyadh, KSA in October 2000.
          -   The conference entitled “Computers for the Assistance of People with
              Special Needs”, that was held in Austria in July 2002.
          -   First National Symposium of Information Technology, which was held
              at King Saud in Riyadh, KSA.




                                          Ismail Al-Zain
Paper: “The Experience of Imam Al-Hadi Institution”.

        Diploma in Islamic Studies.
        Director of Al-Hadi Institution for Audio, Visual, and Language
         and Communication Disorders.
        Member of the National Authority for the Affairs of People with
         Disabilities in Lebanon since 2003.
        Chairman of the Education Committee of the National
         Conference for People with Special Needs from 1999 to 2001.
        Submitted a study for establishing the bases for the sign
         dictionary in Egypt in 1999.
        Participated in the organization of the Information and
         Communication Technology (ICT) for People with Disabilities,
         with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
         (ESCWA) in 2004.
        Obtained a three-month training course in Britain on the
         education of people with special needs.



                            Anwar H. J. Al-Nassar
Paper: “The Effect of Teaching Visually Disabled People the School
       Curricula of Public Education”.

        B.Sc. in History from King Saud University, KSA in 1984.
        M.Sc. in Special Education from Oregon State University in
         1987.
        Diploma in Public Education from King Saud University, KSA in
         1994.
        Director of Visual Disability Department of the General
         Secretariat of the Ministry of Education at KSA.
        Deputy Chairman of the Consultative Authority for Visual
         Disability Department of the General Secretariat of the Ministry
         of Education at KSA.
        Lecturer at the Special Education of King Saud University since
         1999 to date.
            Organized annual courses for teachers of “Al-Nour Institute”
             about the school curriculum, and means of education of visually
             disabled people.
            Participated in numerous conferences, such as.

              -   Gulf Workshop for Scout Teams Supervisors in the
                  field of Integrating People with Special Needs in Scout
                  Teams, which was held in Jedda, KSA in 2004.
         -        Gulf Forum entitled “Visual Disability – Reality and
                  Aspirations, which was held at the Kingdom of Bahrain
                  in 2004.
              -   The conference on the Development and Unification of
                  Arabic Braille Method, which was held at KSA in 2002.



                                 Sabeeka S. Al-Jasser
Paper: “The Role of Private Sector in Assistance of People with Special Needs”

            B.A. in History and Education from Kuwait University.
            Diploma in Special Education from Kuwait University.
            Member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti Society for the
             Disabled from 1984 to date.
            Member of the Board of Directors of the Fund of People with
             Special Needs from 1996 to 2004.
            Member of the Consultative Committee of Kuwait Autism Center
             since its foundation in 1995 to date.
            Director of Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf Makaton Center since
             its foundation in 1984 to date.
            Founder and Director of Al-Khorafi Center for the Activities of
             People with Disabilities in 2005.



                                    Oudah Hazeem
Paper: Alternative Techniques and the International Computer Driving
       License (ICDL).

            B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tennessee University, USA, in
             1982.
            M.Sc. in Administrative Sciences from Colorado University,
             USA in 1995.
            Founder of a company involved in developing modern techniques
             that enable Arab people with visual challenges to use computers.
            Participated in developing the Arabic “Hall” Program that helps
             people with visual challenges to use computers.
        Founder and Executive Director of one of the companies
         specialized in providing means that help people with visual
         challenges to use computers.




                                 Michael Fox

Paper: “Access to Information, Rights and Inclusion”

        President of RI (a global network implementing the rights and
         inclusion of people with disabilities).
        An experienced architect, planner, and access consultant with
         involvement in access and equity since 1972.
        Member of the Corporate Board, Sydney, Australia National
         Member Organization.
        Member of the Standard Australia Access and Mobility
         Committees since 1975.
        University Lecturer in Access, Equity, and Design.
        Chairman of the Northern Region Access Forum (NRAF) from
         1992 to 2001.

				
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