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David Fazio |  

05 August 2013

Founder and President of Helix Opportunity

San Francisco's public spaces are set to transform into hotspots of connectivity with Google’s generous endowment to bring WiFi to the parks and plazas of Fog City. As many as 31 city parks in San Francisco are set to transform into hotspots of connectivity with tech giant Google’s $600,000 grant t... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

05 August 2013

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

Debra Ruh, Managing Partner at Ruh Global, pays tribute to Cynthia Waddell and Stephen Wing, both thought leaders and champions of promoting a disability inclusive society. It is always sad to lose our friends and especially sad when they are Thought Leaders making huge positive changes in the world... Read More


David Fazio |  

15 July 2013

Founder and President of Helix Opportunity

GPS app builder Meridian can be a lifeline for users who are blind or cognitively impaired, helping users find their way to the mall, restaurant or back home. I am a creature of habit. New and unknown environments have the tendency to make me a little nervous. I am much better with it than I used to... Read More


David Fazio |  

20 June 2013

Founder and President of Helix Opportunity

Panasonic's new range of Talking TVs promises accessible entertainment for persons who are blind and visually impaired. But how profitable or innovative is a product that targets only a single user base? David Fazio makes a case for inclusive design. Panasonic has engineered accessible television se... Read More


David Fazio |  

30 May 2013

Founder and President of Helix Opportunity

David Fazio writes about the Smart Technology-enabled new Levi's Stadium, home to the American football team San Fracisco 49ers, and the accessible options that fans with disabilities can look forward to from the comfort of their seats. Sporting events can be difficult to follow. Rules of the game, ... Read More


Ambassador Luis Gallegos |  

28 May 2013

Chair of the Board of Trustees, G3ict

In his role as Chairperson of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), Ambassador Luis Gallegos announces the launch of a global consultation to capture the best practices, experiences and recommendations on how the use of information and communication technologies can support the inclusion... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

01 April 2011

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

G3ict, W3C and CIS co-organised a panel on 30 March 2011 in the W3C track at the Twentieth International World Wide Web Conference in Hyderabad. The panel discussed Web accessibility evaluation methodologies and their challenges and practical technical survey methodologies alternatives. The panel wa... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

10 March 2011

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

An interview with Claudio Giugliemma, President and Founder of the Dominic Foundation and creator of the LUCY cloud-based platform Francesca Cesa Bianchi (F.C.B.): You are preparing the launching of the first large scale deployment of cloud-based assistive applications and services for persons with ... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

10 March 2011

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

Francesca Cesa Bianchi (F.C.B.): Can you tell us more about the relevance for SEDPcD of the technical cooperation plan just announced with G3ict within the new economic development program of the Government of the State of São Paulo? Secretary Linamara Rizzo Battistella (L.R.B.): Since its creation... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

28 May 2010

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

A web-based survey was deployed to collect feedback from all G3ict constituents involved as faculty or committee members prior to our May 2010 G3ict Steering Committee meeting. The survey consisted of 10 questions; 28 survey participants' responses were tallied.    The respondends' input will help u... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

12 November 2009

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

Accessible DVDs - The Media Access Group at WGBH, which creates both the closed captioning and Descriptive Video Service/DVS via its Motion Picture Access (MoPix) effort, acknowledges Universal Pictures for joining Sony Pictures in committing to release DVD and Blu-Ray disks with Descriptive Video S... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

Held at the Georgia Institute of Technology last October 15, the GVU Research Demo Showcase featured over 100 technology demonstrations including immersive augmented reality experiences, human-robot interaction, mobile gaming and healthcare and music technologies by GVU faculty and students. Some of... Read More