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Thursday, September 4 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

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The goal of the face-to-face meeting of DCAD during IGF 2013 is to always continue to work toward the goal of ensuring that ICT accessibility is included in discussions related to Internet governance, aiming to create a future in which all users have equivalent access to the opportunities presented by ICTs globally. It is also to insure the IGF secretariat and host countries improves their performance in the actually provision of accessibility of the ICT technology and physical environment at the annual meeting. 

The DCAD will continue to discuss how cooperation and collaboration with IGF can be improved and to alert IGF stakeholders of the importance of building a culture of accessibility awareness among the policy makers, regulators, standards developers, service providers and software and hardware manufacturers involved in telecommunications and ICTs. The paramount topic is now the improvement of remote participation for persons with disabilities in the meetings and for all who wish to participate at a distance.

The DCAD meeting will as it has done every year since the beginning of its inception, also discuss how to continue to assist the IGF secretariat and other members of IGF, in making sure host countries conduct accessible meetings, in accessible premises, with accessible services for persons with disabilities, taking into account the improvements and the progress of the past years.

DCAD has been working on an updated version of the DCAD Accessibility Guidelines for accessible meetings and to present that updated document at the Final Plenary Session.

DCAD will as it has always done review the accessibility arrangements made by the host country and the outcomes from the DCAD/G3ict workshop “Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Imperative for Web Accessibility” being held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room 01

There will be an opportunity for any other business to accommodate DCAD members to address other issues not foreseen at this time.


Chairman: Andrea Saks, DCAD Coordinator 

Vice Chairman: Peter Major DCAD co Coordinator

Remote moderators: Peter Major (confirmed)Ginger Paque (to be confirmed)

1. Opening remarks and welcome 
2. Approval of the Agenda 
3. Review of Accessibility at this IGF meeting 
o Accessibility facilities at the IGF meeting 
o Accessibility web pages  and printed materials
o Hotel accommodation  and information for delegates 
o The  IGF registration form and process 
o Review of to the Internet facilities and connectivity
o Review of remote participation all aspects
4. Review the updated of the DCAD Accessibility Guidelines:
5. Funding of accessibility experts and IGF participants including remote moderators.
6. Discussion re the main sessions due they apply to accessibility
7. Review of DCAD activities at IGF
o G3ict/DCAD joint workshop: 89 Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Imperative for Web Accessibility
o Other workshops on accessibility.
8. Open forum of participants and DCAD members
9. Future activities of DCAD for next year and how we proceed
10. Any other business
11. Closing 


Andrea Saks

Chairman of the ITU JCA-AHF
Chairman of the ITU JCA-AHF, Coordinator of the IGF DCAD, Permanent G3ict Representative to the ITU and other organizations dealing with access for Persons with Disabilities. Ms Andrea Saks is a known advocate for ICTs for persons with disabilities. She grew in a family of two deaf... Read More →

Remote Moderators
avatar for Peter Major

Peter Major

Chair, UN CSTD; Special advisor to the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Developmeny
Peter was working at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 23 years. He was the focal point of the BR for internet governance and cyber security. He is co-coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD... Read More →

Thursday September 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm EEST
Workshop Room 02 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B2)

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