IGF 2017 WS #54 Universal Design and Creating an Accessible Global Digital Future

Short Title: 
Universal Design and Creating an Accessible Digital Future

Proposer's Name: Ms. Kaoru Mizuno
Proposer's Organization: ITU
Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Andrea Saks
Co-Proposer's Organization: G3iCT
Co-Organizers:
Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) (http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/accessibility/dcad/Pages/default.aspx) Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) (http://g3ict.com/ )

Additional Speakers: 

Masahito Kawamori, ITU-T Q26/16 Rapporteur, Keio University

Muhammad Shabbir, Islamabad Pakistan Chapter

Agenda: 
  1. Introduction to the workshop topic by Andrea J. Saks, DCAD Coordinator
  2. Brief presentations by accessibility experts to raise issues
  • Universal design – principles and practice, by Gunela Astbrink, Women With Disabilities Australia
  • Impairment, Disability and Universal Design, Key concepts for Accessibility, by Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT
  • Standardization efforts at ITU for an accessible global future, by Masahito Kawamori, ITU-T Q26/16 Rapporteur, Keio University
  • Next Generation Web Accessibility Guidelines, by Shadi Abou-Zahra, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • ICT Accessibility in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities, by Muhammad Shabbir, Islamabad Pakistan Chapter

3. Open discussion stimulated by the onsite moderator

4. Wrap-up of the discussion

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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

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