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Last Updated: 21.07.2014
ASEAN-ITU Seminar on ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technologies for Equity in Society  

ASEAN-ITU Seminar on ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technologies for Equity in Society which will be jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Thailand, and ASEAN, with support from the Department of Communications, Government of Australia. The seminar will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 to 26 August 2014.

ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are one of the key focus areas of ITU, while the MICT Thailand, in support of ASEAN, has developed a web portal,, providing online web accessibility training courses. In this connection, the ITU and MICT are organizing the meeting which is aimed at:

  • providing a meeting opportunity for policy makers, experts, and potential partners to discuss and pursue cooperation in development of ICT accessibility in the region;

  • facilitating access to information in relation with promoting the use of accessible ICTs and Assistive Technologies (AT) by persons with disabilities;

  • strengthening human capacity in developing accessible website and assistive technologies;

  • fostering international cooperation especially among ASEAN Member Countries and Pacific Islands countries, as well as international organizations and the private sector.

The meeting targets senior officials of governments, and key decision makers of organizations, international organisztions, NGOs and agencies dealing with ICT accessibility or assistive technologies for Persons with Disabilities.

To register for the meeting, participants are kindly requested to complete the registration form and send them by email directly to Ms. Tanitta Virayavanich ( by 8 August 2014 at the latest.

Two full fellowships are available for each ASEAN Member Countries; one for a government delegate, and the other one for an organization of persons with disabilities. The last date for fellowship application is 8 August 2014.

Monday 25 August 2014

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:20 Opening Session
  • ITU
  • MICT Thailand
09:20-10:00 Group Photo and Coffee Break
10:00-12:00 Session 1: Digital Accessibility
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Digital Inclusion
  • ASEAN ICT Master Plan and Accessibility
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:45 Session 2a: Country Reports
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:45 Session 2b: Country Reports
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
18:00 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Ministry of ICT Thailand

Tuesday 26 August 2014

09:00-10:30 Session 3: ICT Accessibility
  • Web Accessibility
  • Mobile Accessibility
  • Broadcasting Accessibility
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:15 Session 4: Assistive Technologies
  • Available Technologies, Devices, and Software
  • Deployment and Applications
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:00 Session 5: Enabling Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-17:00 Session 6: Panel Discussion and Way Forward

17:00-17:20 Closing Session

25-26 August 2014

Location: The AETUS Lumpini Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Organised by: ASEAN, MICT, and ITU

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon
Programme Officer
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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