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    Agenda ESCAP Takayama Congress on the Creation of an Inclusive and Accessible Community in Asia and the Pacific A Town Easy to Live In is a Town Easy to Visit Takayama City Gifu Prefecture Japan November 24 27 2009 For

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    Home Events Schedule Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda ITU Workshop Best Practices for an Accessible Web at 4th IGF Meeting Sharm El Sheikh Egypt November 15 18 2009 For additional information please visit http www itu int ITU T worksem

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    with the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Digital Accessibility Agenda This international instrument mandates concrete regulatory measures guaranteeing the accessibility of ICTs and the promotion of the AT industry and is therefore an important benchmark for the 133 signatory governments Following the introduction there were three key presentations and roundtable discussions Paul Timmers Head of the European Commission s E inclusion Unit gave a realistic and hard hitting presentation on the state of Europe s AT industry His major points included Most of the AT market is made up of micro enterprises which are driven by personal dedication rather than business imperatives and acumen Many of them are only achieving a tiny part of their potential and often lag behind mainstream technology by 5 years or more Many also lack the funds or confidence to enter into the mass market AT consumers have little knowledge of which AT solutions are already available and therefore largely rely on mainstream products Some mainstream manufacturers treat AT as part of their CSR activities rather than as a profit making opportunity leading to a lack of funds for R D and a limited take up of the design for all concept There are hopeful changes taking place in the industry Of particular note is the new concept of open innovation which allows disability organizations to bypass traditional innovation cycles to partake in new technological combinations and to move into the mass consumer market Additionally there is indication that venture capital is being made available for AT market Mr Jose Angel Martínez Usero of Technosite at the ONCE Foundation talked about the various ways of transforming the AT ecosystem from a cottage industry into a mainstream business There are a number of projects underway to achieve help transform the AT industry including INREDIS EASTIN Keeping Pace with Assistive Technology and the GATEWAY Project Specialist AT companies are forced to focus on their basic survival because of the existing barriers to growth and penetration of the mass market There is positive progress thanks to the increased combination of open source and proprietary solutions more awareness raising activities and active dissemination of best practice In the short term the sector should increase the use of APIs for facilitating AT IT interaction In the medium to long term the industry should explore the possibility of AT IT interoperability through some kind of universal accessibility API such as Microsoft s UIA Java Accessibility API GNOME accessibility API IAccessible2 W3C s WAI ARIA or the Macintosh Accessibility Framework Rob Sinclair Director of Corporate Accessibility at Microsoft presented a framework for addressing some of the challenges raised in the discussions and outlined potential next steps His key points were Fostering a vibrant AT ecosystem and improving access to information and education around AT solutions is critical to allowing everyone to benefit fully from ICT Rather than introducing new accessibility APIs tools and methodologies significant progress can be made by encouraging IT and AT

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    in Login Register Home Events Schedule Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda Global Internet Access for Persons with Disabilities DCAD Meeting 4th Internet Governance Forum IGF Sharm El Sheikh Egypt November 16 2009 For additional information please visit http www intgovforum

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    overview Overview Proceedings Agenda Accommodations Abilities Expo Atlanta Georgia USA Novemebr 6 8 2009 Independent and assisted living products and services displayed at six shows throughout the United States http www abilitiesexpo com For more information on the Atlanta event

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    the Jordan Student Academic Center located on 800 Florida Avenue NE The hearing will consist of two panels The first will be entitled Broadband Access for People with Disabilities Experiences Opportunities and Barriers and the second will be Broadband Access for People with Disabilities Solutions and Recommendations Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request however the FCC asks that individuals seeking accommodations inform them of their

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    CPDF Annual National Working Meeting Co host IT Office of China Disabled Persons Federation CDPF 中国残联信息中心 Supporters IBM CC CA G3ict IBM HA AC TecAccess Participants Members of CDPF and its 33 provincial offices Business Advantage of Accessibility Seminar at IBM Business Innovation Center CBIC Beijing October 26 2009 Location IBM China Business Innovation Center CBIC Beijing Co host Employment Service Admin Center of CDPF 中国残联就业服务指导中心 Supporters TecAccess United States

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    in Login Register Home Events Schedule Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda GPDD Global Partnership for Disability and Development Second Annual Meeting Turin Italy October 14 17 2009 For additional information please visit http gpdd online org events 2009 gpddmm 10

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