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Project Advisory Board (PAB)

Alvarez, Maria G., maria@invectra.se
Title: Consultant
Organisation: Invectra Consulting
Area of Expertise: Digital humanities with special interest in digital narratives and interactive media

Carlander, Otto, PhD Interaction Design, otto@otrolica.se
Title: Managing Director OTROLICA AB
Organization: OTROLICA AB, Sweden
Area of Expertise: Tactile interfaces, Applied research, Product development

Eriksson, Linda, linda.eriksson@nkcdb.se
Title: Pedagogue
Organization: The National Resource Center for Deafblindness (Nationellt kunskapscenter för dövblindfrågor, Nkcdb), Sweden
Area of Expertise: Communication and deafblindness, tactile communication, socialhaptic communication, deafblind interpreting.

Gloria, Gabriella
Organization: Västra Götalandsreionen Dövblindteam

Hedesström, Kent
Organization: Västra Götalandsreionen Dövblindteam

Hildemar, Henrik
Title: IKT-pedagogue /ICT-instructor
Organization: Mo Gård, Sweden
Area of Expertise: Technical solutions and pedagogics (IKT-pedagogue /ICT-instructor) to support the development of communication for people with multiple disabilites, for example persons having congenital deafblindness

Holloway-Attaway, Lissa, PhD
Title: Associate Professor/Docent in Media Aesthetics and Narration
Organization: Division of Game Development, University of Skövde, Sweden
Area of Expertise: Games and Culture, Digital Culture and Media, Interactive Storytelling (with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality)

Janssen, H.J.M., h.j.m.janssen@rug.nl
Title: Full Professon Special Needs Education
Organization: University of Groningen
Area of Expertise: Congenital and early acquired deafblindness

Johansson, Ann-Britt, PhD, ann-britt.johansson@eikholt.no
Title: Senior Researcher
Organization: Eikholt National Center on combined vision and hearing impairment/deafblindness
Area of Expertise: Disability and rehabilitation research, Vision Scientist, Deafblindness

Lahtinen, Riitta, PhD, riitta.lahtinen@icloud.com
Title: Researcher & developer of Social-Haptic Communication (haptices, haptemes), teacher (special education), writer, international lecturer
Organization: The Finnish Deafblind Organisation and Intensive Special Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
Area of Expertise: Haptic perception, audio description, mobility and low vision (deafblindness)

Lund, Rolf, rolf.lund@eikholt.no
Title: Senior Researcher
Organization: Eikholt National Center on combined vision and hearing impairment/deafblindness
Area of Expertise: Disability and rehabilitation research, Vision Scientist, Deafblindness

McKeever, Natasha, Dr., N.McKeever@leeds.ac.uk
Title: Lecturer and Digital Education Specialist
Organization: Inter-disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre, University of Leeds
Area of Expertise: Biomedical and healthcare ethics

Meland, Roar, roar.meland@eikholt.no
Title: CEO
Organization: Eikholt National Center on combined vision and hearing impairment/deafblindness
Area of Expertise: Inter-disciplinary and broad-based knowledge and training in the fields of combined vision and hearing impairment and deafblindness

Mortensen, Ole E., OEM@cfd.dk
Title: Communication consultant and project manager
Organization: CFD, Denmark
Area of Expertise: Deafblindness, communication, information, education

Palmer, Russ, russ@russpalmer.com
Title: Advisor & developer of Social-Haptic Communication research group, music therapist, vibro-acoustic practitioner, international lecturer
Organization: The Finnish Deafblind Organisation and Intensive Special Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
Area of Expertise: Vibrosensoric perception, musical perception through vibrations

Pimpinella, Angelina, inter@uiciechi.it
Title: Consultant on deaflindness issues
Organization: European Deafblind Union
Area of Expertise: Consultant on deafblind issues

Ragnarsson, Thomas, thomas.ragnarsson@spsm.se
Title: Counselor
Organization: The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools , (SPSM)
Area of Expertise: Thomas is an experienced low vision instructor and has worked at the county council, a low vision clinic, and a Centre for AAC called SPRIDA where work was done with customization of computers for use by persons with disabilities. Thomas also works part time for The National Resource Center for Deafblindness (Nkcdb), as part of their team The Expert Group for Technology and Aids. Furthermore he is advisory member of the The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM)

Rönnåsen, Berit
Title: Special Needs Counselor
Organization: The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools , (SPSM)
Area of Expertise: Congenital deafblindness, early interaction and communication, interventions and assessments, supervision of parents, staff and other professionals

Sandman, Lars, lars.sandman@liu.se
Title: Professor of health-care ethics and Director of the National Centre for Priorities in Health
Organization: Linköping University, Sweden
Area of expertise: Medical ethics, ethics of new health technologies, priority setting ethics and the ethics of shared decision-making