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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Event overview Overview Proceedings Agenda World Education Summit 2016 Conference Expo Dubai UAE January 25 27 2016 Focus Facilitate the discussions and knowledge sharing among the global stakeholders of education ecosystem Discussions and deliberations on the challenges and opportunities in the education sector across globe Exclusive networking sessions to facilitate collaborations and investments Keynote addresses from global experts Roundtables between head of institutions both in schools and higher education Workshops

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/events/schedule/event_overview/p/eventId_697/id_1529 (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict.org - Expert Zones
    about inclusion diversity social inclusion digital divide Internet Communications and Technology ICT Accessibility HR Best Practices Entrepreneurs and Small Business Issues and Women Business Best Practices Debra Ruh serves as the former Chair of the VABLN and board member and executive officer of the USBLN She is also on the steering committee and is chair the Employability and Technology Group at G3ict the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies a flagship advocacy initiative of UN GAID the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development Additionally Debra serves on the RI Global Board invited to participate by U N Ambassador Gallegos of Ecuador a global network of people with disabilities service providers researchers government agencies and advocates promoting and implementing the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities She was selected as the US represented on the Australian Government Expert Reference Group and has served on the group since 2009 As a highly sought after international keynote speaker Debra speaks all over the world Her presentations have been enjoyed by members of the European Union Shafallah Forum 2009 and 2011 in Muscat Oman Doha Qatar Dell and Bloomberg s 75 Top Female Global Leaders in Shanghai China International Forum on Disability Management in Berlin Germany for ITU Asia Pacific Regional Forum on Mainstreaming ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Bangkok Thailand and for Danishkadah Pakistan for the Parents educators self help organization SHO Debra is active on social media and works tirelessly to assure that PwD have a solid voice Her work has been featured in major mediums including CBS CNN PBS INC Bloomberg and Business Week Magazines and Fortune Magazine She also writes blogs for major publications including SSB BART Group Tumblr UN s G3ict and Think Beyond the Label Debra has won many awards and

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/zones/employment (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict.org - Expert Zones
    for mass marketing and communications Experts for industry will share insight on how to incorporate accessibility into marketing and communications in order to reach a large percentage of consumers who are those with disabilities Follow Preety Kumar on Twitter http twitter com accessibility20 Mass Marketing Communications Blog Preety Kumar Preety Kumar is Founder and CEO of Deque Systems Inc a pioneer in the field of information accessibility Our expert blogger

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  • G3ict.org - Expert Zones
    have experienced the profitability and recognize the imperative of embracing the emerging market of accessible and assistive ICTs Follow Mike Paciello on Twitter http twitter com Mpaciello Industry Innovation Blog Mike Paciello Mike Paciello is Founder and President of The Paciello Group TPG a software accessibility consultancy limited liability company Our expert blogger Mike Paciello provides insight into achieving what he terms the Third Wave of Accessibility Among other issues

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  • G3ict.org - Expert Zones
    party certification Read Professor Yamada s introduction and overview of his paper titled ICT Accessibility Standardization and Its Use in Policy Measures Welcome to the Harmonization Standardization Blog Additional Resources Information Technology Industry Council s Paper on Suppliers Declaration and ICT Accessibility This paper outlines the European Council s new conformity assessment system of Supplier s Declaration of Conformity SDoC In this regard it discusses the role of SDoC in eAccessibility and the benefits of Internal Accessibility Training to allow manufacturers to monitor their own accessibility standards Executive Interview with Intel s Craig Barrett Craig Barrett Chairman of the Board of the Intel Corporation sheds his light on the importance for global technology standards interoperability and commonality Clas Thoren Development Strategist at Verva the Swedish Administrative Development Agency offers a response to Professor Hajime Yamada s white paper titled ICT Accessibility Standardization and Its Use in Policy Measures European Accessibility Requirements in Public ICT Procurement 4th Public draft announcement ETSI DTR 102 612 version 40 The three European Standardization Organizations have set up two parallel project teams to carry out the work specified in the European Commission Mandate 376 to CEN CENELEC and ETSI in Support of Accessibility Requirements for Public Procurement of Products and Services in the ICT Domain ETSI TC Human Factors Specialist Task Force 333 is developing ETSI DTR 102 612 Further details about the work performed by STF333 e g Terms of Reference specification of the detailed work tasks time plan for the work previous drafts listing of comments received and means to contact us can be found at http portal etsi org stfs STF HomePages STF333 STF333 asp The parts relating to the assessment of suitable testing and conformity schemes will be carried out by the parallel project in CEN BT WG185 PT for further

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  • CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Summary Tables 1-11
    and Internet 9 1 9 2 g Y Television 30 1 b Y Private Sector Services 9 2 b Y Liberty and Security 14 Y Living Independently 19 Y Education 24 Y Y Y Employment 27 Y Y Political Rights 21 29 Y Y Emergency Services 9 1 b 11 Y Culture and Leisure 30 5 c Y Personal Mobility 20 Y Rehabilitation 2 Y Figure 1 Mix of responsibilities for implementing ICT accessibility by sector of activity Table 3 List of main government entities involved in ICT accessibility by ICT application sector ICT Application Sector Type of Technologies and Services UN Affiliated Organizations Telecom broadcasting regulator Fixed and Mobile Telephony ITU Education Assistive Technologies and accessible education contents UNESCO e Government services All government entities ITU UNPAN Labor social affairs Workplace Accommodation ILO Interior homeland Disaster preparedness voting UNDESA Health Technology for rehabilitation WHO Transportation All automated interfaces and communications International Civil Aviation Organization and Regional Economic Commissions Public procurement Centralized public procurement agency all ministries UNPAN Table 4 Breakdown of countries that responded to the CRPD Progress Report Survey in 2013 Africa Latin America and The Caribbean Asia Oceania Europe North America Grand Total 23 14 14 4 20 1 76 30 18 18 5 26 1 100 Very High Human Development High Human Development Medium Human Development Low Human Development Grand Total 19 18 17 20 74 26 24 23 27 100 High Income Economies Upper Middle Income Economies Lower Middle Income Economies Low Income Economies Grand Total 19 22 17 16 74 26 30 23 21 100 Table 5 Overall degree of compliance with CRPD ICT Accessibility provisions Survey Data Clusters Yes Leg 1 Countries Commitments 66 Leg 2 Countries Capacity for Implementation 29 Leg 3 Countries Implementation and Impact 42 Table 6 Degree of compliance of country legislations and policies with CRPD ICT Accessibility provisions Laws Regulations and Policies Enacted by State Parties Yes General Legal and Regular Framework 91 Policies Covering Specific ICT Application Areas 77 Policies Covering Information Infrastructure 52 Policies Covering Specific Target Groups 62 Policies to Promote Accessible and Assistive ICTs 26 Table 7 Degree of compliance of country capacity to implement CRPD ICT Accessibility provisions Leg 2 Capacity for Implementation Yes Government Focus 41 Support of DPOs and NGOs 17 Capacity Building 32 Table 8 Degree of implementation of CRPD ICT Accessibility provisions and impact Leg 3 Actual Implementation and Impact Yes Accessible Telecom and Media Services 37 Accessible Features for Computers 47 Specific ICT Products and Services 50 Table 9 Degree of compliance of the general legal and regulatory framework of States Parties with the CRPD Laws Regulations and Policies Enacted by States Parties Does Your Country Yes Have a constitutional article law or regulation defining the rights of PwD 86 Have laws policies or programs to ensure that PwD and their representative organizations are consulted in development and implementation of legislation 74 Promote access for PwD to information and communications technologies and systems including the Internet 69 Have

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  • CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report French - Techshare
    insuffisants ou manquants En particulier l accessibilité aux infrastructures de l information un élément clé pour la plus grande partie des utilisateurs reste très en retrait des dispositions législatives des pays signataires Plus de 80 des pays participant en 2013 n ont que peu ou pas de mise en place effective des dispositions concernant l accessibilité dans des domaines cruciaux comme la téléphonie mobile et fixe les sites web les systèmes de communication publics dans les transports la télévision ou encore les automates bancaires Comme le souligne Javed Abidi président de l OMPH l Organisation Mondiale des Personnes Handicapées Priver les personnes handicapées de l accès aux applications et services numériques essentiels est une violation des dispositions de l article 9 de la Convention et crée un fossé économique et social inacceptable dans notre ère digitale Un deuxième élément crucial concerne le rôle des organisations de personnes handicapées Alors que l article 4 i 3 de la convention le stipule clairement les pays signataires omettent souvent d associer les organisations de personnes handicapées à la mise en place des politiques et des programmes 66 des pays participants en 2013 n offrent pas de support financier aux organisations de personnes handicapées et autres ONG pour leurs efforts dans ce domaine Pourtant les résultats du rapport montrent clairement que le succès des politiques de développement de l accessibilité numérique passe par une participation active de ces organisations Une troisième zone ou les résultats du rapport sont décevants concerne les actions de sensibilisation et de renforcement des capacités pour les organisations de personnes handicapées et les autres participants à l écosystème 52 des pays étudiés dans le rapport ont des programmes de sensibilisation et de formation sur les dispositions de la convention Cependant 11 seulement rendent obligatoires des formations a l accessibilité numérique des personnes handicapées pour les professionnels des technologies de l information pourtant dans les dispositions de l article 8 de la convention La formation des professionnels est pourtant un élément indispensable pour le renforcement des capacités dans ce domaine et pour l établissement de droits universels à l accessibilité Mesurer les progrès réalisés par les pays qui ont ratifié la convention est indispensable pour identifier les manques et les opportunités dans chaque pays La plupart des pays sont conscients des obligations définies par la convention mais n ont souvent pas 1 défini de politiques et de programmes pratiques de mise en place de leurs législations et 2 associé les organisations de personnes handicapées au développement fondamental de ces programmes et des efforts de renforcement des capacités Un cinquième de la population mondiale risque d être exclu de la société moderne de l information Selon Axel Leblois président et directeur exécutif de G3ict L édition 2013 du rapport sur les l accessibilité numérique dans les pays ayant ratifié la Convention qui couvre les deux tiers de la population mondiale fait apparaître des lacunes critiques Il est essentiel que le programme de développement post 2015 des Nations Unies intègre les TICs comme

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  • CRPD 2012 ICT Accessibility Progress Report
    of the countries have a government body dedicated to persons with disabilities and 62 percent have a government body solely dedicated to ICTs only 31 percent of the countries have government funds allocated to programs in support of digital accessibility Only 26 7 percent of States Parties mention having public procurement policies promoting accessible ICTs meaning that the vast majority of States Parties continue to purchase equipment or services which may be inaccessible to persons with disabilities and In relation to the above only 35 6 percent provide services to the general public including through the Internet in accessible and usable formats for persons with disabilities A vital area of ICT accessibility with the greatest impact on the largest population of users the accessibility of the information infrastructure is lagging behind ratifying countries general commitments to the CRPD More than 75 percent of ratifying countries report no or minimum levels of implementation of policies or programs promoting accessibility in critical areas such as mobile telephony web sites fixed telephony public address systems television or Automatic Teller Machines ATMs More than 75 percent of ratifying countries report no or minimum levels of implementation of policies or programs promoting the accessibility of the information infrastructure A second critical area of ICT accessibility which speaks to the role of persons with disabilities in the CRPD implementation that remains low among surveyed countries involves the support for DPOs This is inconsistent with Article 4 i 3 of the CRPD and reflects a lack of respect for the rights of persons with disabilities in the digital age as exemplified by ratifying countries which report that About 45 percent only offer financial support for DPOs and NGOs Merely 16 percent provide a systematic mechanism to involve DPOs working in the field of digital accessibility in the

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