Inclusive Innovations

Wrapped Up in Success: Celebrating Our Inclusive Innovations Journey!

On November 23, 2023, we gathered in Domstad, Utrecht to celebrate Inclusive Innovations an event to create a more accessible future, together. Relive the highlights and explore the inspiring journey of Inclusive Innovation 2023 online below.

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Inclusive Innovations is an interactive, in-person one-day event at Domstad in Utrecht, that shines a light on the transformative potential disruptive assistive technologies have on increasing independence and inclusivity for people who are blind or who have low vision.

The day was packed with inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and unique networking opportunities. Attendees learned from thought-provoking speakers and tech experts who presented their insights and ideas for a more inclusive future, gaining knowledge from those actively implementing accessibility in their work.

The event was free to attend and 100% accessible, inviting attendees to contribute to shaping the future of innovation for inclusivity.

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A crowd of people sitting to watch presentations at Inclusive Innovations 2023.
Iolanda Antunes talking to an attendee at Inclusive Innovations 2023.
Karthik Mahadevan talking to an attendee at Inclusive Innovations 2023.
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Photo taken at DTFA showing a group of people looking at a video on the tv, on the right is Karthik Kannan the presenter.
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A glimpse of our demo in Inclusive Innovations

Step into the world of inclusion and technology with our latest video, captured during the Inclusive Innovations event at Envision.

Event program

"Inclusive Innovations" kicked off with a workshop session from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This was followed by our speaker program, which ran from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Concluding the event, participants joined us for a networking tech fair and reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Workshop program

10:00 - 12:30

IAm Design Session

The inclusive labour design session, open to both makers and experts, was available in both English and Dutch. This workshop provided an engaging opportunity for participants to collaborate and innovate.

10:30 - 12:30

App accessibility workshop

The workshop on navigating the intricate pathways of the digital realm was conducted in English, offering attendees insights into the complexities of the digital world.

Speaker program

13:00 - 13:30


Attendees checked in, grabbed a refreshing drink, and found their perfect spots. Even those who had just registered, arrived right on time to dive into the day's activities.

13:30 - 13:45

Welcome and housekeeping

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Vanessa Vigar
Attendees settled down for a friendly introduction to the event's agenda with Vanessa Vigar. Key details and guidelines were shared to ensure everyone's experience was comfortable and enjoyable.

13:45 - 14:15

Keynote: Dr. Amit Patel

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Amit Patel
The event featured a keynote by Dr. Amit Patel, a best-selling author, diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, motivational speaker, disability rights campaigner, and charity trustee.

14:15 - 15:15

Tech Demos

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Demonstrations about technological innovation by Zappar, Biped, Envision, Hable and eZwayZ.

15:45 - 16:45

Panel: Putting Innovation into Action

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Robin Spinks
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Parham Doustdar
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Jos Verbrugge
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Alice Barrow
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Jonathan Ward
Attendees joined a riveting panel discussion moderated by Robin Spinks, Principal Manager of Digital Accessibility at RNIB. Hear insights from accessibility advocates Parham Doustdar (, Jos Verbrugge (University of Amsterdam), Alice Barrow (Accessibility Lead, CEC (Unilever)) and Jonathan Ward (Thomas Pocklington Trust).

16:45 - 17:00

Announcement of the Bartiméus Fonds Innovation Challenge

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Remke Brand
Announcement of the innovation challenge by Remke Brand, Head of Programs at Bartiméus Fonds.

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Tech Fair & Reception

Attendees had the opportunity to grab a drink and experience a demo while meeting the speakers, innovators, and other participants.


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Inclusive Innovations will be held at Domstad in Utrecht, 5 minutes walking from train station Utrecht Centraal.

Cursus- en vergadercentrum Domstad
Koningbergerstraat 9
3531 AJ

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How to get to the venue

For those who are commuting by train, we've made a video to explain how to get from Utrecht Centraal railway station to Inclusive Innovations.

Past events

The Future of Workplace Accessibility

March 23, 2023 in San Francisco, USA 🇺🇸

Inclusive Innovations - The Future of Workplace Accessibility hosted by Envision and the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, brought together accessibility advocates, assistive technology innovators, and employees to discuss workplace accessibility.

Disruptive Technologies for accessibility

November 11, 2021 in The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱

DTFA is a forum where accessibility advocates from enterprise, government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations can connect with the next generation of assistive technology innovators. From smartglasses that speak out the world around us to real-time transcriptions of group conversations, DTFA is sparking fresh ideas.
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Frequently asked questions

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Absolutely! Our venue is designed to be wheelchair accessible. If you have further questions or require assistance on the day, please let us know.

Will sign language interpretation be available?

We aim to make our event as inclusive as possible. If you require a sign language interpreter, please inform us in advance by emailing

Is the event conducted in English or Dutch?

Inclusive Innovations is primarily an English-speaking event. However, the 'IAm Design Session' in the morning accommodates Dutch speakers. Since the event is in the Netherlands, the networking fair allows for conversations in various languages. If you prefer, there are applications available that can translate English into your native language, enabling you to follow the speaker program seamlessly.

I'm encountering difficulties when trying to order a ticket on Eventbrite. What should I do?

We're here to assist! If you're facing any issues, kindly contact with your full name, and we'll guide you through the ticketing process.

I have specific accessibility requirements. How can I communicate them?

We want to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience at Inclusive Innovations. If you have any special requirements, please share them with us by emailing

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