International Mobility Conference (IMC)
Dear colleagues, it is an honour for us in the local organizing committee to welcome you all to the International Mobility Conference IMC17, which will be held in Gothenburg 22–25 June 2020. Coming to Sweden in the summer time also means long bright days and usually very pleasant weather.
In Sweden we have a long tradition of striving for equality. Amongst other things this involves focusing on how people with impairment can have the best opportunities to participate in our society. For this reason the theme “Challenges for an inclusive society” has been chosen for the conference. With this theme we wish to focus on identifying what needs to be done on a worldwide basis in order to achieve an inclusive society with regard to orientation and mobility, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The conference will build on interdisciplinary professional and academic work. Here we want to bring together researchers, practitioners and people with visual impairment and blindness in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and collaboration across different perspectives on orientation and mobility (O&M).