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Monday, March, 26, 2007
09:00 - 09:40 Introductory Remarks

Welcome remarks via DVD

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Introductory Remarks

Ambassador Luis Gallegos • Transcription

Perspective from the Global Alliance, significance of the G3ict initiative

Sarbuland Khan • Transcription

Overview of the new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its implications for ICTs

Jean-Pierre Gonnot • Transcription

Goals and objectives of meeting and review of agenda

Axel Leblois

    Monday, March, 26, 2007
    09:40 - 10:00 Keynote Address: "From Digital Divide to Digital Diversity - The Imperative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies"
      Monday, March, 26, 2007
      10:00 - 11:30 Panel: “Raising the challenge for a more accessible information society: case studies and perspectives from persons with disabilities”
      This panel will examine the pervasive impact of ICTs on all aspects of contemporary life from the perspective of persons living with disabilities. Systematic research of accessibility gaps among common ICT products will be presented, as well as hands-on examples of good practices and challenges covering the workplace, home, media, e-government, and public services applications.

      Panel Chair: C N Madhusudan

      Martin GouldTranscription• PowerPoint
      Larry Goldberg • 
      Ilene Morris - Sambur • 
      Caroline Millous
      Rene Leon • 
      Steven M. Rothstein • 
      TranscriptionPowerPointPerkins Fact Sheet
      Preety Kumar

        Monday, March, 26, 2007
        11:30 - 12:30 Panel: “Identifying core areas of opportunity to foster greater accessibility of ICTs for persons with disabilities”.
        This panel will examine the potential for ICT industries of developing inclusive products and services from a market and industry perspective. Strategies that can best support the development of accessible and assistive features for ICT products will be examined, including through Private-Public Partnerships. Core areas of opportunities will be identified as well as specific funding and R&D collaborative methods which industry could benefit from.

        Panel Chair: John Vaughn

        Barry K. Fingerhut • TranscriptionPowerPoint
        Ted Henter • Transcription
        Victor Tsaran
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        Frank Hecker • Transcription
        Nikolaos Floratos
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        Emdad Khan
        • Transcription • PowerPoint
        Michael Paciello
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          Monday, March, 26, 2007
          12:30 - 02:00 Innovation Forum and Lunch Break
            Monday, March, 26, 2007
            02:00 - 03:45 Panel: “Harmonization and standardization of accessible and assistive technologies: how to make it work on a global scale?”

            This panel will focus on the role of industry consortia, NGOs, standardization organizations, and international institutions in tackling some of the core areas of opportunities discussed during the morning session. The panel will reflect on recent global standardization success stories and current efforts by standardization organizations to determine which success factors could be leveraged to foster harmonization and standardization of key categories of accessible and assistive ICTs. The panel chair and panelists will be asked to contribute practical suggestions to foster new initiatives and/or work methods with multiple stakeholders.

            Panel Chair: Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero

            Judy Brewer • TranscriptionPowerPoint
            Dr. Hajime Yamada
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            Ken SalaetsTranscription
            Tim Creagan
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            Chiara Giovannini
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            Dr. Rodolfo Cattani

              Monday, March, 26, 2007
              03:45 - 05:00 Panel: Legislation, regulations, procurement rules, and enforcement: how can the Public Sector best contribute to fostering greater awareness, innovation and compliance?

              This panel will include government representatives from around the world. Each panelist will present his/her own perspective with best practices examples and suggest recommendations for legislative and regulatory enforcement. The framework of the Digital Inclusion Index, measuring countries inclusiveness from an ICT standpoint, will be presented at the end of the panel.

              Panel Chair: Marcel Boisard


              Ambassador Anda Filip • Transcription
              Peter Blanck
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              Peter Brecke
              Disabled Digital Inclusion IndexDesignQuestionaireResponses
              Tamas Babinszki Transcription
              Yannis Vardakastanis
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              Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu
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              Dipendra Manocha • Transcription

                Monday, March, 26, 2007
                05:00 - 05:30 Summary of key findings and recommendations from panels

                Axel Leblois

                Call for action for local governments

                 Former Mayor Apolinar Salcedo of Cali, Colombia with Alex Mejia • Transcription

                  Monday, March, 26, 2007
                  05:30 - 05:45 Concluding Remarks
                  Ambassador Luis Gallegos
                  Sarbuland Khan