IGF 2018 WS #173 Web Accessibility & Education for Disconnected Communities


Organizer 1: Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Organizer 2: Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organization

Policy, top–down support, educational working groups, customer data, and a central accessibility team have helped mature web accessibility at IGF. Collaboration groups are essential for gathering feedback from users with disabilities and experts in the field. Alt text for figures is a challenge for publishers, and using authors or machine learning to provide text descriptions may be a solution.
Accessibility is not an achievement to be won and done but a culture paradigm that integrates inclusive design into the very early phases of a product.


Panel - 60 Min


We have four speakers everyone will talk 7 minutes then the audience and room attendance will take a part to discuss the points raised and finally, we will read the recommendations


Noha, Female, Egypt, Technical community
Jay Paudyal, Male, India, Private Sector
Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram, Male, India, Academic
Priyatosh Jana, Male, India, Academic

• Accessibility team composition
• Integrated testing tools
• Design for mobile devices

Discussion Facilitation: 

Geographic locations
Disabilities of Web accessibility

Online Participation: 

We have trained online moderator.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678