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Wednesday, December, 07, 2011
08:30 - 04:30 Global Inquiry Kick-off Workshop: Broadband Adoption by Persons with Disabilities
Venue: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554
Agenda at a Glance

8:30 — 8:40 AM                        Welcoming Remarks

8:40 — 9:00 AM                        Larry Irving, Keynote

9:00 — 10:15 AM                      Plenary Session, Setting the Stage

10:15 — 10:30 AM                     Break

10:30 AM — 12:15 AM               Concurrent Sessions A, B and C

12:15 — 1:30 PM                       Lunch

1:30 — 3:30 PM                        Reports by Sessions A, B and C

3:30 — 3:45 PM                        Break

3:45 — 4:30 PM                        Conclusion: Identifying Next Steps

07:30 - 08:30 AM: Registration
08:30 - 08:40 AM: Welcome and Greetings, Pam Gregory, Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

08:40 - 09:00 AM: Keynote Speaker

Larry Irving, CEO, The Irving Information Group

09:00 - 10:15 AM: Plenary Session: Setting the Stage: Please join us set the stage to assist G3ict and W2i write a White Paper that will act as a roadmap to an International Broadband Plan for Persons with Disabilities.
• Moderator:

Kathryn Brown, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon

• Panelists:

Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Kelly Dunne, CEO, One Economy
Phosa Mashangoane, General Manager, Consumer Affairs, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa • Presentation
Gerry Ellis, Consultant, Feel the BenefIT and former Chairperson of the Irish Council of People with Disabilities
Noelle Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer, Ontario Attorney General’s Office

10:15 - 10.30 AM: Break 

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Concurrent Sessions

Room TW-A402: Brainstorming Session A: Statistical Analysis of Broadband Deployment, Adoption and Barriers
   º Moderator: Deborah Kaplan, Senior Advisor on Technology Accessibility, Office of the CIO, Social Security Administration

   º Rapporteur: Galen Updyke, Broadband Development Manager - Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office (ASET)

• Panelists:

David Keer, Program Specialist and Co-chair, Interagency Committee on Disability Research, Statistics Subcommittee, Department of Education, NIDRR

Jim Tobias, President, Inclusive Technologies

Room TW-B445: Brainstorming Session B: Social, Economic and Cultural Barriers to the Deployment and Adoption Rates by People with Disabilities

  º Moderator: Judith Heumann, Social Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State

  º Rapporteur: Jenifer Simpson, Co-Founder, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)

• Panelists:

Laura Breeden, Team Leader, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Jutta Treviranus, Director, Inclusive Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute, OCAD University

Commission Meeting Room: Brainstorming Session C: Outreach and Marketing to Persons with Disabilities: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

   º Moderator: Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counsel, Time Warner Cable

   º Rapporteur: Avalyn Jackson, Lead Project Manager, AT&T Mobility 

• Panelists:

Gregory Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Diana Zeitzer, Director of Communications, Disability.gov
12:15 - 01:30 PM: Lunch

01:30 - 03:30 PM: Concurrent Brainstorming Sessions Reports (Commission Meeting Room)

   º Moderator: Pam Gregory, Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
• Panelists:

Deborah Kaplan, SSA
Galen Updike, Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office
Jenifer Simpson, COAT
Fernando Laguarda, Time Warner Cable
Avalyn Jackson, AT&T

03:30 - 03:45 PM: Break
03:45 - 04:30 PM: Conclusion: Identification of Focus Areas for the White Paper

• Co-Speakers:

  º Axel Leblois, Executive Director, Global Initiaitve for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology (G3ict)
  º Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind
  º Daniel Aghion, Director, Wireless Internet Institute (W2i)