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Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

​Introduction to DCAD

ITU provided secretariat for the DCAD from 2007 until 2019. This is an archive page of that period. The current DCAD webpage is found here​.

The Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability 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.

During the 2nd meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro (12-15 November 2007), ITU organized the workshop “Making Accessibility a Reality in Emerging Technologies and the Web”. The event brought together experts from around the world to examine the best way to resolve accessibility needs in ICT and emerging technologies and the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability was created then.

DCAD related sessions at IGF 2019 (Berlin, Germany)

DCAD official messages to IGF meetings:

DCAD related sessions at IGF 2018 (Paris, France)

DCAD captioned conference calls in 2018

3rd call - 18 October 2018, at 11:30 - 13:00 (UTC)


2nd call - 4 October 2018, at 11:30 - 13:00 (UTC)


1st call - 18 May 2018, at 12:00 - 13:30 (UTC)


Archive of DCAD mailing list (use your ITU account​). More help on ITU mailing list service is available h​ere.​ This mailing list is closed, see the current DCAD webpage​ for updated information.​​

Earlier versions of DCAD Accessibility Guidelines