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    legislation and mechanisms for labour market inclusion of people with disabilities in developing and transition countries provides the opportunity to get to know different international experience and good practice The conditions of participation are the following COSTS The price of the course is EURO 2 950 This amount includes the cost of training and subsistence full board and lodging at the Turin Centre FELLOWSHIPS The ILO International Training Centre offers a number of partial fellowships to co finance the costs of the course If you wish to apply for a fellowship please contact us as soon as possible The partial fellowships are for EURO 1 200 the difference is EURO 1 750 AIR TRAVEL Not included is the cost of international air travel from the country of origin to Turin which has to be covered by the participants APPLICATION In order to register and to apply for a partial fellowship candidates should send us 1 A completed nomination form attached 2 A letter of commitment by the participant s organization or a donor organization stating that it will cover a the cost of the course namely EURO 2 950 or in case you request a fellowship the remaining cost of

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    with disabilities the Center will also serve as a vehicle for cooperation with key industry partners and a platform to coordinate the efforts of existing institutions in Qatar and the region The center tentatively slated to begin operations in late 2009 The Center for Assistive Technology will be a hub for research and information on the latest advancements in assistive technologies We plan to create a place where mothers and fathers can find solutions to help their children live better And we want to inspire future generations to build a society that embraces ICT for all said Dr Hessa The Center is a direct outcome of series of meetings held by the Assistive Technology Working Group ATWG that ictQatar formed in October 2008 in response to the International Telecommunication Union s announcement of 2008 as the year to connect persons with disabilities through ICT ATWG includes many of the leading organizations that work with people with disabilities from the government not for profits and corporate sectors Local partner organizations include the Shafallah Center the Al Noor Institute and the Qatar Society for People with Disabilities and the Supreme Council of Family Affairs The Center was announced during the the panel

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    take part in the life of the community equitably with others that is encountered by persons having physical sensory psychological developmental learning neurological or other impairments which may be permanent temporary or episodic in nature thereby causing activity limitations and participation restriction with the mainstream society These barriers may be due to economic physical social attitudinal and or cultural factors Aim of the Conference The aim of the conference is to bring together key industry stakeholders to deliberate share knowledge exchange ideas on the establishment of sustainable business partnerships between the government or the business sector and the disability sector This conference will be geared towards finding solutions for the disability sector to have increased access to the mainstream economy Objectives of the Conference To promote and highlight the role that SMMEs can play in sustainable economic development of people with disabilities and share case studies To bring together the disability sector with other key industry stakeholders to share knowledge on the plethora of Small Business Initiatives Services and Products and how these relate to the disability sector To help promote SMME Research and Development in the disability sector To provide a forum for networking between entrepreneurs financiers academia and other entrepreneurial support organisations To provide the platform for business partnerships between government the business sector and the disability sector Rationale for the theme of the Conference This conference therefore aims to bring together the disability sector with the different stakeholders to enhance the economic inclusion of people with disabilities through establishing and strengthening partnerships with and between existing initiatives The cornerstones of these partnerships would be to facilitate and increase access to opportunities and services such as market access development of business plans formal financing for SMMEs etc Facilitate the dissemination of information on existing regulatory environments Facilitate access

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    The Imagine SmartHome s mission is to provide dynamic long term care living environments for adults with cognitive disabilities within highly energy efficient housing facilities The energy efficient components consist of a geothermal system to regulate indoor air temperature using an underground piping system while a solar thermal system will provide hot water and heat A solar PV system will generate electricity and be net metered The load management is based on Infotility GridAgents assisted technologies to regulate load usage though out the year The SmartHome s above mentioned alternative energy and efficiency management system will internally coordinate assistive and adaptive technology bio metric technology radio frequency identification RFID technology data collection and pattern recognition technology These technologies enhance the communication and motility of adults with cognitive disabilities While these technologies have been implemented by Imagine and have been used in a variety of smart residential settings they have not been integrated in an inclusive manner The SmartHome will focus on outcomes to benefit 1 individuals and their families 2 frontline care staff managers and administrators 3 health care providers who work with individuals who have parallel care patterns such as those with autism acquired brain injury Alzheimer s and dementia and 4 quality assurance and governance Speakers Joshua Putterman Joshua is President of JPIA an international development finance consultancy and he is considered a specialist in international law political economy and international development finance instruments such as grants loans and bank participations His firm is an authorized service provider listed on the World Bank s Carbon Finance website He has authored several publications on topics ranging from international political economy to the use of qualitative analysis in energy sector economics in sources such as the Financial Times World Competition and contributed to various McGraw Hill Platts and World Bank

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    19 MARCH 2009 PLENARY SESSIONS 2 5 10 00 Second session Global scenarios Past and present challenges and obstacles of ICT4D projects While global consensus seems to have been achieved in regards to the importance of incorporating ICTs in development strategies it is much more difficult to individuate how ICTs are included in present plans of action Thus it is important to identify and share success stories case studies lessons learned as well as the reasons why some important were blocked in order to give concrete suggestions to all stakeholders The session will also use a critical approach to suggest best strategies able to overcome obstacles at all levels economic strategic regulatory industrial commercial that hamper the full deployment of the potentials of ICTs when dealing with development strategies and actions 11 30 Third session Market and research towards demand driven ICTs in developing countries One of the main challenges posed by the digital revolution in developing countries is the need to identify create produce and distribute products and services that are fit to the needs of end users in the developing world Speakers mainly from business entities R D centers and universities will meet representatives from developing countries to illustrate and learn how important emerging markets are considering the saturation in the field of ICTs in the developed and industrialized world How to develop R D at the grassroots level by local communities What if companies had invested in the research and development of killer applications for the developing world rather than in financial instruments that are at the root of the present financial crisis 14 30 Fourth session The role and contribution of the G ID and its initiatives In its more than two years of activities the Global Alliance on ICT and Development GAID has proved to

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    attended by more than 50 persons the room could not seat all the participants was rather innovative as it tended to move the E accessibility from the field of professional discussion into public domain In his opening comments Mr Anatoly Popko described the ГОСТ developed by his institution He said the new standard was conceived fully keeping in mind the latest global model WCAG 2 0 and is expected to be further developed in the coming years In his words the common goal of the pro disabled community in this country is to make the notion of E accessibility fashionable and to engage decision makers and officials at different levels Mr Urvan Parfentiev stressed that ГОСТ is set to become a guidance for web designers web masters and all internet based professionals This should become a tool to attract attention of government agencies and the business community as well Mr Dmitry Satin director of the UsabilityLab Company presented a mini survey conducted by his company which tested web sites of three official structures The study found that while the site of the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development was quite accessible portals of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency on Technological Standards do not conform to ГОСТ According to Mr Satin the new standard is a major step forward but its potential remains to be fully realized Much work is still to be done by the web community but this is hardly conceivable without strong commitment of the government agencies Mr Dirk Hebecker said that introduction of ГОСТ is a major positive shift He reminded that advocacy for the rights of the disabled was one of priorities of the UN Country Team in this country One of the core elements of the Disability

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    Overview Proceedings Agenda G 3ict Session at CSUN 2009 24th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Los Angeles California USA March 16 21 2009 Session ID LGL 2008 Title Digital Accessibility in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Speaker Axel Leblois G3ict Executive Director Date Wednesday March 18 2009 Start Time 12 00 PM End Time 12 30 PM Location Marriott Houston For additional information

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    anyone searching for video content on the web This session will identify common captioning terms and guidelines overview conventions for transcripts and captions and feature practical solutions that will help you provide accessible video for your online customers Presenter Marsha Schwanke Marsha S Schwanke Web Developer CTRS has eight years experience designing programming testing and managing content rich database driven web applications that maximize accessibility and usability based on best practices research and established guidelines such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG and Section 508 She is currently responsible for the development content management and support of five webcourses and the web projects of the DBTAC Southeast ADA Center A Project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University Marsha has a Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Ohio University and a Masters Degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist CTRS with over twenty years experience as a manager and practitioner working with children and adults with disabilities in hospital and community settings Since 1995 she has authored and facilitated numerous trainings on disability awareness web accessibility and assistive technology AN UPDATE OF THE 508 ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS Monday May 11 2009 1 2 30 pm CST This presentation will discuss the ongoing update or refresh of the Accessibility standards for electronic and information technology of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the telecommunications accessibility guidelines of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act The Access Board convened an advisory committee the TEITAC which prepared and submitted a report of recommendations to the Access Board in April 2008 Since then staff of the Access Board has been working on draft text for revised regulations Come and listen to this webinar about the process and the expected results of this refresh which will have impact worldwide on the rights of people with disabilities and the design of information and communications technology Speaker Timothy Creagan Mr Creagan is the Senior Accessibility Specialist with the U S Access Board He recently served as the Designated Federal Officer for the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee TEITAC which prepared and submitted a report of recommendations to the Access Board concerning the refresh of the Section 508 standards and the Section 255 guidelines He was formerly the Director of Consumer Training for ITTATC and before that he was the Director of Public Policy for Hearing Loss Association of America formerly SHHH Mr Creagan is a nationally recognized expert on accessible electronic and information technology and telecommunications He has spoken and written extensively on disability rights digital wireless telephones Internet relay services and IVR systems Mr Creagan has testified before state legislatures and multiple federal agencies on the importance of assistive technology to people with disabilities Mr Creagan received his J D from the Catholic University of America THE WHY AND HOW TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE PDFs Monday July 13 2009 1 2 30 pm CST The PDF file format is no longer inaccessible to people

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