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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    open plug and play personalised and configurable realistic and applicable in various contexts Simultaneously the project will provide Open Source Accessible Desktop Applications to the end users people with disabilities older people ÆGIS is placing users and their needs at the centre of all its ICT developments This is why the project is inviting end users of assistive technology related to usage on PC mobiles and the internet to their first Pan European User Forum on Thursday 4th June 2009 at Research In Motion UK Ltd Slough Berkshire United Kingdom The project aims at having fruitful discussions between both end users and application developers thus better understanding their needs when wanting to use accessible desktop mobile and internet applications It will ensure that future technologies and services will meet the needs of the end users and both mainstream and assistive technology developers The next day Friday 5th of June they organize their first Pan European Workshop at the same premises This workshop will present the preliminary findings of the project and will stimulate discussions between both end users and application developers Its outcome will be taken into account by the Consortium during the further course of the project Key stakeholders

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    27 28 The ISN Forum is the annual learning event for the network of Information and Technology IT professionals in the World Bank Group This event is in its 9th year and was attended by several hundred IT professionals from Washington D C and the Bank s country offices located around the globe The two hour panel was a huge success Aileen Morse the Bank s Chief Enterprise Architect kicked off the panel discussion by challenging each person in the audience to make a commitment to address accessibility in just one area of their work As the audience began to ponder that challenge Axel Leblois Executive Director of G3ict the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs showed that making information accessible plays an important role in inclusive development What we learned is that making information accessible to people with disabilities enables information accessibility for everyone James Thurston Senior Strategist Global Policy and Standard from Microsoft discussed how in a study sponsored by Microsoft 57 of computer users are likely to benefit from accessibility Often technology solutions are developed for one group of people but end up helping others John Evans from IBM Worldwide Human Ability and Accessibility Center talked to Bank staff about the SpokenWeb project which is a world wide web in the telecom network where people can host and browse VoiceSites and conduct business transactions all just by talking over the existing telephone network The Spokenweb project was a pilot effort conducted by IRL with the Indian government to implement a kiosk based version of the Spokenweb prototype in a rural Indian village Using the kiosk villagers were able to create VoiceSites in their native dialect which allowed them to conduct transactions easily and effectively It was discovered that SpokenWeb also helped those who were blind or had low

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    sessions in Computer Science Multimedia for a number of university graduates allowing their integration as trainees in both the public and private sectors The creation of the Basma computer center for the unsighted and the partially sighted offering 2 months training sessions Training sessions are also organized for applicants with different types of disabilities at BASMA s e services unit located in Ariana Finally BASMA created 3 unique initiatives serving persons with disabilities and leveraging information technology in an innovative way Tele servicing unit e services This unit allows the on line access through computer applications and hardware adapted to the different disabilities It allows persons with disabilities to have access to Administrative forms Social services services offered by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Solidarity and Tunisians Abroad Other remote services such as the follow up of filings submitted by persons with disabilities applying for work training education health social security fiscal policy etc Internet access Call center The BASMA Call Center was launched on 15 November 2005 It offers remote telephone services for the benefit of enterprises and of the public Collaborations were launched with Tunisie Télécom and La Poste Tunisienne for the reception and handling of customer phone calls The Basma Call Center is composed of 20 positions and employs 40 tele operators 80 are persons with disabilities E tasswik E tasswik is an electronic shopping center for e marketing handmade items produced by disabled handicraft persons This e commerce web site helps disabled persons to sell promote and distribute the products they have manufactured through the Net http www tasswik tn University of Tunis UTIC Research Unit Programs discussed at ICTA 2009 Advanced solution for text messaging to Arabic sign language avatar for mobile phones League of Arab States sets up implementation and monitoring processes for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Web platform to harmonize Arabic Sign Language The University of Tunis UTIC Research Unit is developing several programs which were discussed during ICTA 2009 including the text to avatar application in Arabic sign language for deaf persons a platform to allow experts from around the Arab world to cooperate on line to augment the Arabic sign language dictionary and advanced e learning user interfaces for deaf users Among the topics covered by the proceedings of ICTA 2009 E learning and accessibility E learning tools and environments for disabled users Accessibility guidelines for distance education instructional delivery Improving computer access for disabled users Human Computer Interfaces for disabled persons Accessibility guidelines Web accessibility Innovative e learning applications Adaptive e learning Accessibility standards End user tools for accessibility Assistive technology Technology design for people with multiple impairments Accessibility and usability Software engineering for accessibility Educational software for the children Improving computer access for elderly users Human Computer Interfaces for elderly people with impairment Design for All Biomodeling and Human Computer Interaction Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication UTIC Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de Tunis 5 Av Taha Hussein B

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    independent living defined How does independent living change across and within cultures space time disability experiences How has independent living evolved since the 1970s How does independent living relate to educational settings The invited featured speaker for this topic area is disability civil rights singer songwriter and activist Johnny Crescendo who coined the phrase Piss on Pity in 1990 Originally from England in 1993 Johnny founded the Direct Action Network DAN an organization that uses public demonstrations and non violent civil disobedience to increase the awareness and liberation of disabled people DAN became instrumental in getting the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 passed in the United Kingdom UK and for getting commitments from the UK government to make all transport accessible Johnny moved to the United States in 2004 and is now based at the Liberty Resources the Philadelphia Center for Independent Living Johnny will discuss his work as the founder of ALFIE Alliance for Inclusive Education bringing disability issues and disability culture into schools as part of developing inclusive practice His most recent CD Rollover features The Ballad of Roy and Julie which highlights the issues of women with learning difficulties being forced to give their children up for

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    December 2006 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was opened for signature in March 2007 and has entered into force in May 2008 The purpose of the Convention is to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and are able to lead their lives as full citizens who can make valuable contributions to society if given the same opportunities as

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    break down barriers to accessibility and allow free mobility for all As this event promotes accessible tourism in the Asia Pacific region Singapore offers a strategic location as the ICAT s objectives fall in line with the country s aim to become a Global City for All where unlimited access is allowed by universally designed buildings and facilities However more than just a platform for disability issues ICAT 2009 also

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda CVHI 2009 Conference anf Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments Wroclaw Poland April 20 23 2009 Call for Papers and further information at http www elec gla ac uk Events

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    foster independent living H H Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned opened the forum which was also attended by several First Ladies and Cherie Blair leading human rights lawyer and Patron of Scope Meeting agenda at http www shafallahforum2009 org schedule htm Besides an excellent program on therapies for children with disabilities and programs to prepare them for a successful employment of particular interest to the G3ict delegation were the sessions on fostering employers support the creation of micro enterprises by persons with disabilities creating smart environments with self determination support technologies and remarks by James Wolfensohn Former President of the World Bank on Breaking the Poverty Cycle Promoting Inclusion for People with Disability Independent living in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was presented by a delegation of G3ict panelists chaired by Ambassador Gallegos Axel Leblois covered the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in support of independent living Pauley Tedoff shared experiences from developing nations and Ecuador in particular Professor Licia Sbattella reported on the results of Politecnico di Milano in fostering full employment among its disabled alumni and Victor Pineda of the Pineda Foundation shared his personal experience and commitment to promote the benefits of assistive technologies Autism is an important area of research at the Shafallah Center The Center shared with the Forum participants experimental therapies for children with autism The Shafallah Center also launched a highly visible nationwide awareness campaign on autism in April 2009 in support of World Autism Day Chairman Hassan Ali Bin Ali stated I am proud to promote and advocate for children with autism as early diagnosis and intensive behavioral intervention programs are the only known methods for improving outcomes and reducing the severity of behaviors It is therefore important for everyone to

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