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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    annual Global Forum Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals Moving from Advocacy to Action at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates The Forum convened relevant stakeholders for an action oriented dialogue on emerging issues and challenges in the field of ICT for development Throughout the two days the participants performed a collective reality check on the progress made thus far in using ICT to achieve the MDGs and what still needs to be done to ensure that ICT fulfill their vast potential for accelerating development The Forum was attended by over 250 participants including high level government officials representatives of United Nations agencies the private sector civil society academia and experts in the field of ICT for development The forum was also broadcast live to the world using the Livestream web channel allowing those who could not travel to the event a chance to engage in the proceedings remotely The more detailed summary of proceedings presentations and video archive sessions from the event are now available on our website www un gaid org GAID Secretariat has also set up an Online Follow up Discussion group on each solution salon for its community

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    overview Overview Proceedings Agenda International Day of Persons with Disabilities Keeping the Promise Mainstreaming Disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and Beyond New York NY USA December 3 2010 United Nations Headquarters For more information please visit http

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    to more than 75 of the global population Despite the notably rapid adoption of the Convention the global scale of the target population and the wide range of stakeholders there is surprisingly little scholarship on the policy issues associated with the implementation of the Convention The Institute for Global and International Studies IGIS at the George Washington University s Elliott School of International Affairs is entering into an ongoing research partnership with G3ict focusing on the global policy dimensions of ensuring accessibility of ICT and implementation of the Convention Shortly before the adoption of the Convention the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies G3ict a global grass roots organization of subject matter experts covering the various technical and social dimensions of ICT accessibility was made a flagship initiative of the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development UN GAID G3ict is a U S based public private partnership representing multiple stakeholders from all regions of the world and a variety of backgrounds It works closely with ITU UNESCO UN DESA and the World Bank among other multilateral institutions active in this policy space G3ict collaborated over the course of 3 5 years to develop a global multidisciplinary body of knowledge expert practices and tools on the wide range of issues relevant to accessible Information and Communication Technologies including The Accessibility Imperative G3ict ITU Toolkit for Policymakers and the G3ict Self Assessment Framework Objectives of the Global Forum In the context of this research program the Institute for Global and International Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs will host in cooperation with G3ict a high profile high impact Global Policy Forum on ICT Accessibility to build upon the work of G3ict and to convene a prominent interdisciplinary group of GWU and non GWU scholars along with an array of global leaders from Government Industry and Civil Society to 1 review the unique set of processes which made it possible for the CRPD to enjoy one of the fastest rates of adoption among Human Rights treaties and how its digital accessibility dispositions are now promoted by a grassroots multi stakeholders cooperative work across the globe 2 identify specific areas of opportunities in supporting country level policy making and international cooperative efforts in the field of digital accessibility policy making 3 raise awareness among the current Federal Administration officials and industry leaders of the potential leadership role that the United States can play in promoting digital accessibility rights around the world Proceedings of the workshop will be video recorded edited and made available on both the IGIS and G3ict web sites and the presentations compiled to produce an update of G3ict s initial compendium on ICT accessibility policy making The Accessibility Imperative with the GWU faculty delivering a State of the Scholarship report for publication as well as policy briefs for U S congressional leaders Program Committee His Excellency Luis Gallegos Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States past Chair of the Ad Hoc Preparatory Committee

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  • G3ict.org - Event Summary
    market opportunities for businesses The panel will also discuss the potential for U S leadership to act as a thought leader in ICT accessibility and positively impact 100s of millions of people s daily lives The United States has been a pioneer in recognizing this as a global issue through various federal agencies U S Access Board TEITAC FCC DOL Chair John D Kemp Esq Partner Powers Pyles Sutter Verville PC Executive Director and General Counsel U S Business Leadership Network USBLN G3ict Research Committee Chair Frances West World Wide Director IBM Human Ability Accessibility Center Power Point Tim Creagan Senior Accessibility Expert U S Access Board Power Point Jonathan Hahm Senior Attorney Advisor Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section U S Department of Justice Richard Horne Disability Policy Advisor ODEP U S Department of Labor Karen Peltz Strauss Deputy Chief Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Federal Communications Commission FCC Malcolm Johnson Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau TSB International Telecommunication Union ITU 12 15 PM 01 45 PM Lunch in the City View Room Discussants Jenifer Simpson Senior Director Telecommunications and Technology Policy American Association of People with Disabilities AAPD Larry Goldberg Director of Media Access WGBH 01 45 PM 03 15 PM PANEL THREE SUCCESSFUL TREATY IMPLEMENTATION KEY FACTORS OF SUCCESS AND OBSTACLES The panel will focus on factual evidence of what is and is not happening on the ground How to get services and infrastructure aligned with legislation and the Treaty What are the key factors that get countries to move forward Convergent forces lobbies legal action by persons with disabilities technological development Chair Kathleen Martinez Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy ODEP U S Department of Labor Professor Jia Yang Vice Chair UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr Linamara Rizzo Battistella Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Government of the State of São Paulo Brazil represented by Danilo Piaggesi Managing Director Fondazione Rosselli Americas Nirmita Narasimhan Programme Manager Centre for Internet and Society India Delegate to the WIPO negotiations on copyright exemptions and Editor of the print version of the ITU G3ict E Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities Diana Samarasan Director Disability Rights Fund and Board member of the United States International Council on Disability USCID Paul Schroeder Vice President Programs and Policy Group American Foundation for the Blind 03 15 PM 03 30 PM Coffee Break 03 30 PM 04 45 PM Break out Sessions for Policy Development and Continued Conference Track on Education Break out Sessions Limited to 8 12 participants each One rapporteur Each group will produce a 4 5 slide presentation in response to three questions Each group will return to main conference and present their slides for policy makers Commentary and reaction from leading U S policy makers Session 1 Regulatory steps to create a level playing field for competitors Chair Larry Goldberg Director of Media Access WGBH Rapporteur Jenifer Simpson Senior Director Telecommunications and Technology Policy

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Keynote Address at MADA s Assistive Technology Seminar Series Developing an Accessible ICT Ecosystem for Qatar Doha Qatar November 8 2010 Mada Qatar Assistive Technology Center For more information please visit MADA s Web site at http mada org qa

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda G3ict at ISO IEC ITU Workshop on Accessibility Accessibility and the contribution of International Standards Geneva Switzerland November 3 4 2010 Organized by the World Standards Organization For more information please visit http www iso

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Schedule Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda G3ict presents at ITU Europe and CIS Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Odessa Ukraine November 1 2 2010 For additional information please visit http www itu int ITU D

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    with G3ict the International Telecommunication Union ITU UNESCO Digital Empowerment Foundation Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment and the Deafway Foundation organized an international conference Enabling Access to Education through ICT in New Delhi from 27 to 29 October 2010 The event was sponsored by The Hans Foundation During the conference Smt Vibha Puri Das Secretary Department of Higher Education Ministry of HRD released The e Accessibility Policy

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