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 Making Accessibility a Reality in Emerging Technologies and the Web
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 November 2007 Contact: 
This workshop, organized by ITU as part of the Internet Governance Forum, brings together experts from around the world to examine how best to take into account accessibility needs in emerging technologies. It highlights the history of accessibility adoption into technologies, debates the advantages of designing with accessibility in mind and gives examples of current activities to ensure emerging technologies meet accessibility requirements from their inception.
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  • 14:30-14:35   
    Welcome address: Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
Session moderator: Clara-Luz Alvarez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

  • 14:35-14:40   
    Opening up for new opportunities, Gunnar Hökmark, European Parliament
  • 14:40-14:55       
    Accessibility for and with persons with disabilities, Clara-Luz Alvarez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  • 14:55-15:10       
    Towards embedded accessibility in next generation telecom services, Gunnar Hellström, Omnitor
  • 15:10-15:25       
    Technology Crossroad- Web Barriers or eInclusion?, Cynthia D. Waddell, The Internet Society Disability and Special Needs Chapter
  • 15:25-15:40     
    Web accessibility: Standards and rewards, Jorge Plano, The Internet Society Argentina Chapter (ISOC-AR)
  • 15:40-15:55     
    Overcoming accessibility challenges with multi-lingual multi-literacy speech technology, Steve Rondel, Conversay
  • 15:55-16:00     
    ITU standards promote accessibility, Xiaoya Yang, Engineer, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU


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