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ITU Workshop “Global Internet Access for Persons with Disabilities” at 4th IGF Meeting
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 16 November 2009 Contact: alexandra.gaspari@itu.int 
The workshop is organized as an activity of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD). This year the ITU will organize two workshops: one on the "Global Internet access for persons with disabilities", is organized in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union; the second one will be focused on the best practices for web accessibility "Best practices for an Accessible Web". Both workshops will highlight the necessity to make the Internet accessible to all, regardless of individual capabilities of different users.

ITU is one of the founder Members of the DCAD. The aim of the DCAD is to facilitate interaction between relevant bodies, and ensure that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet Governance in order to build a future where all sectors of the global community have equal access to the Information Society.

Organized by ITU and EBU.
Programme
Keynote:

Malcolm Johnson, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
[ BIOGRAPHY | SPEECH ]

Speakers:
  • Introduction
  • Andrea Saks, DCAD Coordinator: “Introduction: What are the key issues, plan, and purposes of the Session”
    [ BIOGRAPHY ]
  • What are the access challenges to meet?
    • Arnoud Van Wijk, Real-Time Text Taskforce (R3TF): “Real-Time Text, a major leap forward for accessible internet for people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
    • Arun Mehta, Special Kid (SKID): “Challenges for those with mental disabilities”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Interactive discussion with the audience
  • Media content for persons with disabilities
    • David Wood, European Broadcasting Union: 'I am not alone': Internet media content for people with disabilities.
      [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT | PRESENTATION ]
    • Dipendra Manocha, Daisy Consortium: “Daisy Consortium, Digital Accessible information System for persons with print disabilities and on-line libraries”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT ]
  • Interactive discussion with the audience
  • Break - 10 minutes
  • The United Nations Convention for Persons with Disabilities
    • Cynthia Waddell, International Centre for Disability Resources on the Internet: “What is the UN Convention? How does it impact the Internet”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT | PRESENTATION ]
    • Nirmita Narasimhan, Center for Internet and Society: “Accessibility Policy making - An international perspective”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Interactive discussion with the audience
  • Specific Measures
    • Fernando Botelho, Botelho & Paula Consultoria: “Public-Private Partnerships for Low and No-Cost Assistive Technologies”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT ]
    • Gerard Ellis, Feel The BenefIT: “The Economic Imperative of Social Inclusion”
      [ BIOGRAPHY | ABSTRACT | PRESENTATION ]
  • Interactive discussion with the audience
  • Summary: Jonathan Charles, Andrea Saks, David Wood
Moderator
  1. Mr. Jonathan Charles, BBC World
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Contact:
alexandra.gaspari@itu.int
dcadsecretariat@itu.int


 

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