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IGF 2019 ICT accessibility for people with disability


Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min


Outline: DCAD is a resource in evaluating the online and onsite accessibility of each IGF through the lived experience of disability of its members. The DCAD session will discuss what has improved since the previous IGF meeting and strategies to work with the IGF Secretariat to make the IGF even more accessible in future. DCAD will liaise with other accessibility sessions at IGF and consider ways to work with other relevant DCs that should consider accessibility in their work. Draft agenda 1. Opening remarks and introduction to DCAD 2. Accessibility of IGF 2019 3. Liaison with accessibility sessions at IGF 2019 4. Future DCAD activities 5. Closing remarks Issues for discussion: Online and onsite accessibility of IGF meetings Liaison with IGF accessibility workshops Liaison with other DCs


Andrea Saks, Coordinator of DCAD – ITU-T Gunela Astbrink, Women With Disabilities Australia


Speakers: Derrick Cogburn, American University Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C Gunela Astbrink, Women With Disabilities Australia Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT Muhammad Shabbir, ISOC Islamabad Pakistan Chapter Deirdre Williams, Caribbean IGF member Judith Hellerstein, Founder/CEO of Hellerstein & Associates Eleonora Mazzucchi, IGF Secretariat Louis Bobo, Technical officer of IGF Secretariat Gent Bajrami, IT department of ITU-TSB Kaoru Mizuno, DCAD Secretariat, ITU-TSB Lidia Best Vice Chair EFHOH (following the captioning URL on mobile phone) Jorge Manhique, Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund Patrick Ojok, Kyambogo University, Uganda Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Access to Information (a2i) Program of Bangladesh Nidhi Goyal, Rising Flame, India Moderator: Andrea Saks, Coordinator of DCAD – ITU-T Rapporteur Kaoru Mizuno, DCAD Secretariat – ITU-TSB


GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals

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) 229 173 411