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The following event profiles were provided for the focus themes:


  • interdisciplinary opening speech
  • length: 40 min (30 min speech + 10 min questions)


  • provided for all focus themes
  • length: 30 min (20 min speech + 10 min questions and discussions)


  • provided for all focus themes
  • aim of a workshop: The participants develop common strategies to solve different issues – learning from each other and together is requested
  • task of the workshop leader: preparation, moderation, scheduling and documentation of the workshop, not mediation of contents
  • number of participants: maximum of 25 persons
  • length: 90 min

Panel discussions

  • provided for the focus theme 5
  • moderated discussion about an issue of a group of experts resp. representatives of interest groups after an introductory statement
  • the audience has the occasion to ask questions in the second part of the discussion • length: 90 min (1 to 2 introductory statements – 10 min each – included)

“A Market of Opportunities”

  • opportunity for individuals to present their very personal innovative ideas around braille at a small exhibition stand that was free of charge
  • presentation of new products and unique teaching methods
  • time frame: Braille Day in Germany, 27 September 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    World Congress Braille21, 28-29 September 2011, 12 a.m. to 2 p.m


picture Tarik Sarzep

Tarik Sarzep (29),

»For me, reading braille means to lean back from the computer and to relax.«

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