July 09-11, 2014; Pre-Conference July 07-08, 2014
Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis; 2, Rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis; France
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Kevin Carey is the Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) UK www.rnib.org.uk, founder and Director of humanITy, the UK's leading eInclusion charity www.humanity.org.uk, Chair of the Ofcom Community Radio Fund Panel www.ofcom.org.uk/about/how-ofcom-is-run/committees/community-radio-fund-panel/, a Board Member of the Social Investment Business www.thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org/ and a regular contributor the Managing Information www.managinginformation.com and Ability Magazine www.abilitymagazine.org.uk. He is currently Project Co-Ordinator for Go On Gold, raising public awareness of the eInclusion of people with disabilities through the London Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.
Carey was one of the first global experts in eInclusion and has worked for the EU (including acting as Rapporteur for the Inclusive Communications (INCOM) group as part of COCOM), UK Government Departments (including pioneer work on myguide http://learn.go-on.co.uk/ for the BBC iPlayer team and for British Telecom on the implications of broadband for people with disabilities. He was a Member of the Ofcom Content Board 2003-06, was awarded a NESTA www.nesta.org.uk Fellowship in accessible broadcasting 2004-05 and won a Royal Television Society Award for innovation in engineering (electronic programme guides) 2003. He has presented and/or published more than 100 major papers on eInclusion, disability, blindness and socio/economic trends and recently presented a series of five major lectures on blindness at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (in press).
As Chair of RNIB, the UK's leading blindness charity, he has a major responsibility for the strategic direction of an organisation with an annual turnover of 150m Euros per year, more than 3000 staff and 4500 volunteers. From 1994-2000 he was the Editor of the British Journal of Visual Impairment and his first career was with Sight Savers International (1978-92) during which he established the first major computer-based braille production system (The African braille Centre) outside the 'Western' world.
Cambridge and Harvard educated, Carey is a novelist www.sacristy.org.uk, a published poet, a social commentator and a chorister; he is a former amateur dramatics actor/Director and classical music critic. He is a lay minister in the Church of England and a theologian www.jesus4u.co.uk.