DCAD/BAPSI Workshop “Accessible Inclusion For All Abilities and All Ages, Access for Persons who fall between the cracks”
Co-organizers: DCAD - Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) and Bidirectional Access Promotion Society (BAPSI)
The DCAD/BAPSI workshop will take place during the Internet Governance Forum, 25 October 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.
DCAD works to ensure that ICT accessibility is included in discussions related to Internet governance, aiming to create a future in which all of the world’s inhabitants, including the 1 billion people who experience disabilities, have equal access to the opportunities presented by our information society. DCAD came into being at the 2007 annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and remains a crucial mechanism to ensure that persons with disabilities are consulted and included in meetings of the IGF.
The Coalition works to achieve:
- Improved telecommunications/ICT access for persons with disabilities, older persons with age-related disabilities and for people with literacy issues, including multilingualism and lack of written language.
- Improved access to computer skills education and training.
- Technically improved access to digital TV and IPTV for persons with disabilities.
- Improved bandwidth Internet for all, in order to provide access to the full spectrum of Internet content.
BAPSI is an Indian non-governmental organization developing free technology to allow those with multiple disabilities to communicate, learn and play. The society organizes training programmes on cutting-edge technologies like, Ruby on Rails with the aim of enhancing skid software and vibration series for deaf-blind, with useful modules and new apps. The society promotes participation of persons with disabilities and siblings of them in the programme, which makes the activity sustainable. The society supports the Information poorest. The free and open source software skid and the Vibrations series for the deaf-blind are examples of this. The society also addresses the cause of persons with disabilities by keeping a track of the limited communication support tools available for them in the country.
List of speakers and title of presentations:
Workshop moderator: Peter Major, DCAD Co-coordinator [ Biography ]
Remote moderator: Deidre Williams, Diplo-Foundation [ Biography ]
Revised Snapshot of the event