“Rights-Based Education and Sustainable Development Goals for

Persons with Visual Impairment”


16-18 October 2018

NOVOTEL Manila Araneta Center



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International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) is a global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for all children and youth with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.  For more information on ICEVI, visit the website at


East Asia Regional Conference

Keeping in view the global agenda of “Education For All” children, ICEVI East Asia region is attempting to deliberate on the issue of treating education of children with visual impairment as their fundamental human right and ensuring that the global campaign 2030 addresses the Sustainable Development Goals in the vast Asia region, which is reported to have the largest number of persons with visual impairment in the world. 



“Rights-based Education and Sustainable Goals for Persons with Visual Impairment”

The conference theme will be discussed in the light of the global perspectives on Education for All (EFA), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Legislations, curricular strategies, human resource development, technology and higher education and the plenary sessions will focus on the following main topics.


Ø  UNCRPD and the Incheon Strategies in the Light of SDGs in the ASEAN Perspective                                                                                                       


Ø  Inclusion, Assistance and Support Services: Progress and Prospects, Human Resource and Development Program for Competence


Ø  Transition Approaches Leading to Career Development in Higher, Technical and Vocational Education       


Ø  Appropriate and Effective Assistive Devices for the Education of Persons with Visual Impairment and Multi-handicapping Conditions                                                               


    Audio-visual aids such as TV, LCD projector, Slide Projector, Flip-charts, etc., will be available for the sessions.

    Poster presentations can also be made by the participants in the designated exhibition area. 

    The conference official language is English. However, interpretation in other languages maybe considered provided there are adequate number of participants in each specific language.

·            The abstract of conference papers not exceeding 200 words as per the enclosed “Abstract Form” should reach the Programme Committee Secretariat on or before June 29, 2018.  Abstracts can also be sent by email to Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano, (Chair – Scientific Program committee) through with a copy sent to the CEO, ICEVI Dr. M.N.G. Mani (

·            There will be exhibits of different assistive devices. Exhibitors are welcome.


Regional Organizing Committee

The Regional Organizing Committee of the conference is chaired by Ms. Aria Indrawati, Chairperson, ICEVI East Asia Region with Ms. Amy Mojica, Executive Director, RBI as the Vice-Chairperson.  Other members include Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano, Consultant ECCD Council; Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, OIC, National Council of Disability Affairs; Mrs. Marie Alonzo, PAVIC; and Dr. M.N.G. Mani, CEO, ICEVI. The Regional Organizing Committee will be responsible for the overall policy decisions pertaining to the conference. 


Host Committee

The ICEVI Host Committee is headed by Ms. Amy Mojica, Executive Director of RBI with Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, OIC, National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) as Co-Chair.  The members include Dr. Yolanda S. Qujiano, ECCD Council; Mr. Mateo Lee, NCDA; Marie Alonzo, PAVIC; Mr. Jose Rañola, Philippine Blind Union; Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia, Deafblind Support Philippines; Dr. Divina Pasumbal, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).

The host-committee will form sub-committees based on needs.  Dr. Frances Gentle, President ICEVI; Aria Indrawati, Regional Chairperson, East Asia region; and Dr. M.N.G. Mani, CEO, ICEVI will serve as ex-officio members of the Host Committee.


Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is chaired by Dr. Yolanda S. Quijano. Members include Ms. Aria Indrawati, Ms. Amy Mojica, Dr. M.N.G. Mani (ICEVI) and Dr. Frances Gentle will also serve as an ex-officio member of the Program Committee.


Registration Details

The Registration Fee (in US Dollars) for the conference will have 3 categories.

Type of Registration

Participants from countries other than Philippines

Participants from the Philippines

Early Bird Registration

(before May 31, 2018)

US $ 300

US $ 200

Regular Registration (after May 31, 2018)

US $ 350

US $ 250

Accompanying Person

US $ 200

US $ 200


This fee includes the following: The entire programme, lunches, drinks during morning and afternoon, conference bag, opening reception, closing dinner, and the proceedings in USB.


Hotel Term & Conditions



The Conference Hotel is NOVOTEL HOTELS & RESORTS, MANILA ARANETA CENTER. Participants are expected to stay at this hotel by indicating their preference in the registration form, because we get a special rate for the participants.  There are some other hotels in the vicinity which can be opted by the participants.


The official check-in time is 14:00 hours and check-out time is 12:00 hours. Early check-in before 10a.m. or late check-out beyond 2p.m. will be charged as one additional night’s stay. The tariff details are given below:




Complimentary Inclusion

Novotel Manila Araneta Center Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City


Single/Double Occupancy



Triple Occupancy

US$132.00/night/room Inclusive of service charge and VAT

·   Buffet Breakfast

·   Wifi in rooms

·   Use of Fitness Center

·   Use of swimming pool

Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel
P. Tuazon Blvd, Araneta Shopping Center, Quezon City

One Bedroom Suite

Standard US$83.00 /night/room

Good for 2 pax


Two Bedroom Suite


Good for 4 pax

Inclusive of service charge and VAT

·      Free buffet breakfast for 2 persons, additional Php350.00 in excess per person


Bank Details


Overseas Bank Name       :  United Coconut Planters Bank

Account Name                 :  Resources for the Blind, Inc.

Account Number              :  0111-8300-1235

Overseas Bank Swift Code :  UCPBPHMM



Registration Process


1.       Please complete the registration form by indicating the type of hotel preferred and the nature of registration fee applicable.

2.       Make an electronic transfer to the Bank Account of the Conference and send the registration form with the transfer details.

3.       Upon receipt of your payment, along the registration form (by e-mail or surface mail), the host committee will send you an official invitation letter via e-mail or fax, which will serve as proof of your registration and also for obtaining visa.  A reference number will be indicated in the invitation letter which should be quoted in all your correspondence in the future. 

(Please note that online payment through credit card is not possible and therefore participants are requested to use the mode of bank transfer or send the fee through a Demand Draft to the host committee).   

Registration Form for the Conference should be sent to the Chairperson, Host Committee, on or before June 30, 2018.


Programme of Activities


        Provisional Program

Contact information:

Amy Mojica, Chairperson, Host Committee

Resources for the Blind, Inc. 4/F COTI Bldg. 623 EDSA Cubao, Quezon City

Tel. No.: 63-2-726-3021; Email: