Afternoon Plenary on Thursday, September 7th
Personal stories and the relation to deafblindness: Liz Duncan and Sanja Tarczay
Liz Duncan has over 20 years of experience in the field of Acquired Deafblindness, working with a very wide range of people and organisations, from individuals, other professional professionals through to Government departments, where she has contributed to policy and practise development nationally.
Liz has worked internationally, delivering training programmes, supporting practise development and advising NGO's and Governments. She has contributed to the Deafblind Studies Programme in the U.K. as a writer, Tutor and Mentor and is now working as a Freelance Consultant.
Liz has been involved in the international Acquired Deafblindness network since its beginnings and has Chaired the Network since 2011.
Sanja Tarczay is the president of the European Deafblind Union. In 1994, Sanja established the Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons – Dodir- where she is currently the President. She is creator of several courses and the founder of Croatian Sign Language Interpreting Centre and is herself fluent in five sign languages.
Sanja Tarczay is an active lecturer at universities in her home country and abroad. She has published several expert and research papers and earned her Doctorate degree in 2014 with the thesis “Meeting Challenges – Deafblind Interpreting From a User’s Perspective”. Sanja’s work has been repeatedly recognized and she has received numerous awards and honours.
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