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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    and organized by Down Syndrome International with the collaboration of the Brazilian Federation of Associations of Down Syndrome FBASD Down España Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation DSRTF National Down Syndrome Center NDSC and National Down Syndrome Society NDSS Registration Participants from all around the world are welcome especialy those with Down syndrome There is no cost for registration Confirmation to attend the event can be made by the email unconference gmail com Please inform name email age nationality relation to Down syndrome self parent relative professional teacher student friend or other specify document number passport driver s license student s ID whether you have a disability and what kind and if you need a disability related accommodation or service Only participants with their names on the list and an ID will be allowed in the building Space is limited About Down syndrome Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition being universally present across racial gender or socio economic lines and affecting approximately 1 in 800 live births although there is considerable variation worldwide Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues About World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day WDSD has been established by Down Syndrome International and celebrated since 2006 and observer in over 60 countries in the world It is held on March 21st 21 3 to signify the uniqueness of the triplication trisomy of chromosome 21 which causes this genetic ocurrence The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding about Down syndrome and to promote the inherent rights of persons with Down syndrome to enjoy full and dignified lives and be active and valuable participants in their communities and society A resolution to designate

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    establishes the foundation for national policies and programs similar in nature to some of the most advanced legislations around the world including the requirement for reasonable accommodation Significant opportunities can be leveraged in this context by companies Plus we will address articles 4 and 9 which encourage ICT Accessibility and Accommodations States Parties undertake or promote research and development of and promote the availability and use of new technologies including information and communications technologies mobility aids devices and assistive technologies suitable for persons with disabilities giving priority to technologies at an affordable cost Indeed while the actual implementation at country level will take time the CRPD is already having a profound impact on national legislations according to G3ict s latest CRPD Progress Report on ICT Accessibility a survey of ratifying countries conducted in cooperation with Disabled Peoples International 91 have already adopted a constitutional article law or regulation defining the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and 72 a definition of Reasonable Accommodation in a law or regulation regarding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Moderator Debra Ruh SSB BART Group Presenters Axel Leblois G3ict and Jill Houghton USBLN G3ict Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an Advocacy Initiative of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development Its mission is to promote and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD covering digital accessibility and assistive technologies Participating organizations include industry the public sector and organizations representing persons with disabilities G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop practical tools evaluation methods and benchmarks for States Parties Disabled Persons Organizations and corporations Since inception in 2006 G3ict has organized or contributed to over 90 awareness raising and capacity building programs for policy makers in

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    National ADA Symposium Orlando Florida USA March 12 14 2012 Caribe Royale All Suites Hotel Convention Center Session schedule and course description available via this link http www adasymposium org OrlandoSchedule html List of presenters http www adasymposium org Presenters Orlando html Registration fee 400 Late registration fee 500 after February 26th Pre conference fee 50 Sunday March 11 3 00 5 30 p m ADA Basics Overview of the

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    disability into the mainstream of international development This conference will enhance participants understanding of how disability inclusive development contributes to the full achievement of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs It will also act as a platform for exchanging lessons learnt and ways to improve the quality and effectiveness of development cooperation through the inclusion of persons with disabilities Recommendations will feed into the regional preparatory process towards the conclusion of

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    context for the wider challenge to individuals communities and the private sector to play their part in responding to our ageing society You will receive your own free copy of Agenda for Later Life 2012 launched at the conference This new look report is the definitive annual publication on public policy for later life Why attend this event Agenda for Later Life 2012 is a unique opportunity to hear from

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    participation in cooperation with the European Commission Accessibility is a very important part of the inclusion of people with disabilities in society An accessible and barrier free environment is the first step towards fulfilling the right of people with disabilities to participate in all areas of community life An accessible society is a key for a society based on equal rights and provides its citizens with autonomy and the means to pursue an active social and economic life An accessible society means that most people will be able to seek employment receive education and training and pursue an active social and economic life Accessibility should be seen as an investment leading to increased production and higher productivity Accessibility is a concern for everyone not only for people with disabilities As the demographic changes lead towards an ageing population in Europe accessibility should be taken into account across a wider range of policies than just disability policy We need to make sure that products and the built environment are accessible to all regardless of their ages ability or status in life Universal design is already used with success but there are many areas in which it has not yet been adopted

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    Network Accommodation David Rojas Business Development and Marketing Director The Trust for the Americas OAS What Will You Gain in Participating in this Session The Session will provide you with An overview of the leadership role of AT Centers around the world A description on the role to be performed by the Forum An outline of type of activities A review of the AT Centers of Excellence CRPD Charter A profile of membership and MOU for interested centers An opportunity for open discussion expressions of interest RSVP requested for this session vamontenegro g3ict org When registering please indicate your name title affiliation email phone number Thursday March 1 8 00 AM till 9 00 AM PST Location Elizabeth A 2nd Floor Microsoft Showcase Suite Accessible ICTs Personalized Learning Promoting Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities New Directions for Policy Makers and Educators A session organized by G3ict with UNESCO s participation hosted by Microsoft Session Description In November 2011 UNESCO in partnership with Microsoft Corporation organized a meeting entitled Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities A Dialogue among Educators Industry Government and Civil Society The meeting was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris France The objective of this event was to facilitate a deep and multi stakeholder dialogue on the challenges of and practical solutions for promoting personalization through technology in the classrooms for students particularly with learning difficulties and physical disabilities This session will be a panel discussion of some the participants and will be an opportunity to explore the summary report of the event Panelists James Thurston Senior Strategist Global Policy Standards Microsoft Corporation Gary Moulton Product Manager Accessibility Business Unit Microsoft Corporation Amy Goldman Co Executive Director Institute on Disabilities at Temple University UCEDD Cynthia Feist PhD OTR L Assistive Technology Trainer Loudoun County Public Schools Axel Leblois Executive Director G3ict Irmgarda Kasinskaite Programme Specialist Section for universal access and preservation Information Society Division UNESCO in video conference Dónal Rice Senior ICT Advisor National Disability Authority Ireland in video conference RSVP requested for this session vamontenegro g3ict org When registering please indicate your name title affiliation email phone number Thursday March 1 9 20 AM till 10 20 AM PST Location Elizabeth A 2nd Floor Microsoft Showcase Suite Progress on Article 9 of the CRPD A session organized by G3ict hosted by Microsoft Session Description The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD is one of the fastest ever negotiated Human Rights treaties adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006 as of December 2011 it has 153 signatories and is ratified by 110 countries The Convention at large and more specifically its Article 9 creates the first universal framework addressing the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies ICTs and assistive technologies These dispositions benefit an estimated one billion persons living with disabilities worldwide making accessible and assistive ICT solutions even more of a focus in the coming years for industry users and policy makers as they represents both a

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  • G3ict.org - Event Summary
    Event Summary Overview Proceedings Agenda Feb 29 8 00 AM M Enabling New Paradigm PWDs March 1 8 00 AM Accessible ICTs Personalized Learning Feb 29 4 20 PM Public Forum AT Centers Leadership Network March 1 9 20 AM

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