Dr. Vassilios Argyropoulos is associate Professor at the Department of Special Education, at the University of Thessaly (Greece) in the area of the visual impairment since 2003. He has acted as a coordinator/principal investigator in many national and Erasmus+ projects and has participated as a research fellow in Horizon projects in the areas of special education. For the time being he runs an Erasmus+ project (2017-2020) as a Principal investigator regarding multiple disabilities and visual impairment (title: “Promoting Effective Communication for Individuals with a Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities”, Project No: 2017‐1‐EL01‐KA201‐036289). He serves the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments (ICEVI) as the contact person in Balkan Countries. He holds BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Education from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). He is also member of the Committee of the Disability Centre at the University of Thessaly, which supports students who have disabilities and special educational needs during their studies. Previously, he had taught in the Center of Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind in Athens for ten consecutive years as a math teacher. He has more than 80 publications and his research areas include haptic apprehension, braille literacy skills and issues of accessibility in formal and non-formal educational settings. His work has more than 250 citations. He is reviewer in more than 10 international peer-reviewed journals and has been invited at many national and international conferences as a keynote speaker (USA, UK, Ireland, Greece).

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