Insights for accessibility - Registration for training is open!

Warmly welcome to learn, gain insights and to discuss about the accessibility of Aalto's learning and working environments to Aalto Goes Accessible symposium 11 January 2018, at 12:00-16:00. See the detailed programme below.

Event offers a great opportunity to hear experiences and insights of the users and developers of the Aalto's learning and working environments.

Enroll at latest 20 Dec. 2017

Event is held in English.



What: Aalto goes Accessible 2018 symposium on 11th January, 2018 (

Where: Otaniemi campus, Otakaari 1, U135a "NOKIA"

To whom: All members of staff (recommended especially for LES and HR personnel)

Registration:  Enroll at latest 20 Dec. 2017



Programme of the Symposium:

12:00 EQU chairperson Kirsi Virrantaus: Welcome to symposium!

12:15 Tuomas Tuure, Kynnys ry: Disability and education. Practical improvements needed?

  • Comment: Esa-Pekka Mattila, AYY & Aalto BIZ

13:00 Kirsi Heino: Accessible Learning Centre

  • Discussion

13:30 Tapio Haanperä: Navigating in a built environment for the visually impaired

Good navigation and guidance for the visually impaired needs to be accurate, robust, continuous, multi-sensory, scalable and universal. It should also create a more safe environment for everyone to move and walk. All this can be made possible if accessibility is taken in to account.

  • Comment: Mari Tammisaari, Aalto University

14:00 Coffee

14:30 Signe-Anita Lindgrén, Hanna Liisa Hakala, Laura Mendoza, Language Centre: Tailored courses and support at the Language Centre

We present various support offered to diverse learners such as courses based on autonomous language learning (ALLP),  our writing and speech clinic services and the EOTO-tandem programme. Further we briefly introduce the interdisciplinary network NorDys: Nordic Network for Reading and Writing Disabilities in Higher Education

15:00 Professor Idor Svensson, Växjö/Linnéuniversitet, Psykologi: Assistive technology for students with dyslexia and reading and writing disabilities

The lecture will cover reading and writing difficulties and the use of assistive technologies. Especially in the lights of assimilate and communicate text. The presentation begins with describing what AT is and what benefits it can make. Thereafter, some completed, ongoing and upcoming projects regarding AT and students with written-language problems are described.’

  • Comment: Signe-Anita Lindgren, Aalto University

15:30 Discussion & conclusions

16:00 Closing

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!

Read more news

A night sky with the northern lights visible behind the silhouettes of trees. / Yötaivas, jossa revontulet näkyvät puiden siluettien takana.
Press releases Published:

The aurora borealis can be heard even when they can’t be seen

Recordings reveal sounds linked with geomagnetic activity that’s too weak to cause northern lights at the same spot
Kauppakorkeakoulun promootio 2022, promootiokulkue. Kuva: Mika Levälampi
University Published:

The 16th Ceremonial Conferment of Degrees at the School of Business was celebrated

See a few pictures from The Act of Conferment and the Procession
Photo of Melina Nummi.
University Published:

Melina Nummi enhances student mobility between Unite! universities

Melina Nummi is the planning officer for international mobility at Aalto University. Melina's interest in enabling internationalisation for everyone, comes from her own background as she has studied and worked outside Finland for quite many years.
Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu / Kuva Roope Kiviranta
University Published:

Foundation for Economic Education donates 850 000 euros to Aalto University’s business studies

'The importance of donations is emphasized as we increase the intake of students in our school.'