Dear Sir or Madam,

We are honoured to invite you to the conference entitled:

ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND SPORTS FACILITIES

FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

 

The conference is organized by the Municipal Office in Zabrze as part of the project „The City as Space for Development” financed by the funds from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the years 2014-2021 and the State Budget.

 

23rd of May 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Conference Room, Arena Zabrze, Roosevelta 81, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:

For many years the City of Zabrze has been conducting activities and implementing assistance programs for people with disabilities, allocating municipal funds and obtaining external funds (EU, Norway Grants, PFRON – State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled People and others).

 

OBJECTIVES OF ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE CITY OF ZABRZE:

  • increasing the participation of people with disabilities in the economic, social and public life of the city of Zabrze by providing equal opportunities in exercising the rights and obligations that all citizens are entitled to;
  • creating an accessible environment in all aspects of a citizen’s life;
  • providing people with special needs free access to goods, services, sport, recreation, constantly improving architectural, digital and information-and-communication accessibility;
  • adapting public space to the needs of all citizens;

Thanks to obtaining funds from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism we were able to organize the first conference in Zabrze on the accessibility of public institutions and sports facilities for people with disabilities, and organize a dual football tournament for children with disabilities on the following day. The conference will enable us to review progress on our comprehensive accessibility efforts and take further steps to further improve accessibility across all aspects of citizens’ lives.

During the conference we will comprehensively discuss accessibility in Poland in public and sports institutions. We have invited experts in the field of accessibility, as well as people with special needs, who will share with us their experience in terms of accessibility in public and private life. The culmination of the conference on accessibility will be a sports event on the pitch of the Arena Zabrze stadium, where children with disabilities from special schools in Zabrze will play football in the spirit of fair play. The dual football tournament will take place on the next day, i.e. on the 24th of May 2023 at 9:00 a.m., where, in addition to football games, many attractions, games and prizes for participants, children will be able to meet Marcin Oleksy – a Polish AMP football player and winner of the Ferenc Puskas Goal of the Year 2022 Award in the prestigious FIFA The Best 2022 plebiscite.

Conference coordinator: Anna Jasińska:  ajasinska@um.zabrze.pl, phone: +48 694 933 068


Conference programme:

 

CONDUCTING THE CONFERENCE: Krzysztof Kiepura

 

9:00 – 9:45         OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE AND WELCOMING THE SPEAKERS AND INVITED GUESTS:

Małgorzata Mańka-Szulik, Ph.D. – Mayor of Zabrze

9:45 – 11:30      PANEL I:

ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Aleksandra Kuzior, Ph.D., Professor at the Silesian University of Technology: “The inclusive model of sustainable social development on the example of the project “City as Space for Development”” – Silesian University of Technology (project partner)

Beata Kucharczyk-Brus, Ph.D. Eng. Arch., Professor at the Silesian University of Technology: “Architectural Accessibility in the project City as Space for Development” – Silesian University of Technology (project partner)

Rafał Kwapuliński – specialist for people with disabilities: “Accessibility of public institutions” – FAR Foundation for Active Rehabilitation

Krzysztof Wostal and Agnieszka Majnusz: “Effective communication of people with disabilities” – TRANSGRESJA Foundation

11:30 – 12:00   coffee break

12:00 – 14:00   PANEL II:

ACCESSIBILITY OF SPORTS FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Jakub Hawranek, Ph.D. – specialist in the field of orthopaedics and traumatology of the locomotor system: „Movement disability in the medical aspect” – Municipal Hospital in Zabrze

Piotr Szymala – president of the Provincial Association of Sport and Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities (WSSIRN): „Accessibility of sports facilities and sports disciplines” – WSSIRN „START” Katowice

Michał Wilk – physical education teacher: „Availability of sports disciplines in Zabrze” – Special Primary School No. 40 in Zabrze

Angelika Chrapkiewicz-Gądek – motivational speaker, traveller, diver

Marcin Oleksy – special guest: Polish AMP football player, winner of the Goal of the Year 2022 in the FIFA poll

14:00 – 15:00   lunch

15:00      END OF THE CONFERENCE


To confirm your participation in the conference please complete the conference participant form, specify your specific needs and send confirmation of participation in the conference in the form of your choice:

– e-mail to the address: sekretariat_wpts@um.zabrze.pl

– sms to conference coordinator: +48 694 933 068

– phone to conference coordinator: +48 694 933 068

The conference venue is accessible in terms of architecture, information and communication. During the event the needs of people with disabilities are taken into account, information on the evacuation of people with disabilities is provided in the evacuation plan available on the event website and at the information point located right after entering the Arena building, where there is also a registration point for conference participants. Directions for various means of transport have been provided and access to the Conference Room from bus stops and from the above-ground and underground car park has been marked. Access to the Conference Room for wheelchair users has been marked. Information about pedestrian crossings, stairs and an elevator, as well as the main entrance to the building, toilets have been marked. During the conference assistants trained in the principles of communication and proper behaviour towards people with disabilities will be available – their tasks include picking up from the bus stop, bringing guests to the event venue, assistance during the coffee break / lunch. A conference coordinator is appointed for contact and alternative forms of contact with the event coordinator are provided (phone call, SMS, e-mail). During the conference appropriate technical solutions will be provided to facilitate the speakers’ transfer of information to the recipients, i.e.: Polish Sign Language interpreters, induction loop, subtitles, simple and transparent multimedia presentations, the conference moderator playing also the role of a lector. Conference catering will be adapted for people with special needs.

As part of the conference we also invite you to the Dual Football Tournament for children with disabilities, which will take place the next day on the 24th of May 2023 on the pitch of the Arena Zabrze Stadium, and which will start at 9:00

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