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Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

IGF workshop no 129: “The Sustainable Benefits of Inclusion on the Internet”
7 November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan

Conference Room # 7
09:00 – 10:30

This workshop will highlight methods of achieving inclusion on the Internet and will demonstrate some of the long-term, sustainable benefits that accrue to all of society.

The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. Article 9 of The United Nations convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been ratified by over 100 countries, declares that what it calls States Parties "shall also take appropriate measures to: ... Promote access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies and systems, including the Internet".

Programme and Speakers:

  • Arun Mehta, Bidirectional Access Promotion Society, India
    "Those who fall between the cracks: the case of the deaf-blind"
  • Peter Major, DCAD Co-coordinator, Switzerland
    "Activities of ITU and the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) on Accessibility for persons with disabilities: an overview"
  • Jorge Plano, ISOC, Argentina
    “The growth of the e-book market: Promises and dangers for accessibility”
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, Austria
    “Web Accessibility Now”

Session Moderator: Peter Major, DCAD Co-coordinator

Remote Moderator: Ginger Paque, Diplo Foundation

All information about remote participation is available at http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/remote-participation and is being updated till the day of the Forum.

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