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9th Internet Governance Forum, 2-5 September 2014, Istanbul, Turkey








Joint G3ict/DCAD Workshop


Title: Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Imperative for Web Accessibility
Date: Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Time: 9.00am - 10.30am
Place: Room 1, Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center

Introduction

A majority of countries participating in IGF have ratified the CRPD which compels governments to implement policies that promote accessibility and encourage usage of the Internet amongst persons with disabilities. Global surveys have demonstrated that a critical success factor for implementation is the multi-stakeholder participation in policy making.  Based on those findings and the mandates of the CRPD, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) have just released model policies for ICT accessibility that place strong emphasis and suggest specific processes to developing policies based upon multi-stakeholder engagement.

Objectives

The joint G3ict/DCAD workshop will be reporting on good practices and global data on multi-stakeholder engagement which demonstrate how such engagement can lead to better planning, implementation and results. The workshop will also discuss how multi-stakeholder engagement can be equally effective at both the international and national level, based upon the experiences of international agencies and standard development organizations such as ITU, G3ict, W3C, WIPO and UNESCO.

Documentation

Workshop agenda
Biographies of moderators and panelists

Presentations

> Francesca Cesa Bianchi
> Susan Schorr
> Gerard Ellis
> Özgür Fatih Akpinar

Further information

    
For further information on the IGF 2014, please visit www.intgovforum.org

DCAD Meeting


Title: 7th Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition of Accessibility and Disability
Date: Thursday, 4 September 2014
Time: 11.00am - 12.30am
Place: Room 2, Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center

Introduction

The Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability, established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), facilitates interaction and ensures 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. DCAD has organized workshops and activities at IGF events.

Objectives

The goal of the face-to-face meeting of DCAD during IGF 2013 is to always continue to work toward the goal of ensuring that ICT accessibility is included in discussions related to Internet governance, aiming to create a future in which all users have equivalent access to the opportunities presented by ICTs globally. It is also to insure the IGF secretariat and host countries improves their performance in the actually provision of accessibility of the ICT technology and physical environment at the annual meeting. 

 Documentation

>  Meeting description

Meeting agenda

Further information

For further information on the IGF 2014, please visit www.intgovforum.org