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Friday, June, 15, 2007
11:00 - 11:20 Welcoming Remarks: E-Accessibility and the Rights of Disabled Persons in Russia

The World Bank - Moscow Office

B. Molchanovka St., 36, bld. 1

Mr. Klaus Rohland, Country Director for the Russian Federation, World Bank

Mr. Marco Borsotti, UN Resident Coordinator in the Russian Federation,
UNDP Resident Representative

Mr. Sergei Mironov, Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal
Assembly of the Russian Federation

Mr. Vladimir Vasilyev, Deputy Directory, Department of Information
Society Strategy, Ministry for Information Technologies and Communications
    Friday, June, 15, 2007
    11:20 - 12:35 Introductory Statements

    "Notes about Russian state policy in respect of persons with disabilities":

    Ms. Natalia Malysheva, Advisor to the Chairman of the Council of the Federation

    "Modern technology development and programmes for disabled persons in Russia":

    Mr. Denis Kotlyarov, Manager, MicrosoftRus

    "The Social Insurance Fund's Information System: what possibilities it offers to disabled persons":

    Mr. Sergei Kovalevski, Deputy Head, Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation

    "The United Nations Convention on the RIghts of Persons with Disabilities and its implications for ICT accessibility":

    Ms. Pauley Tedoff, Programme Manager, Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communications Technology (G3ict)

    • Dimitry Filev, Project Manager, UsabilityLab
    Friday, June, 15, 2007
    12:35 - 01:00 Question-and-Answer Session; Comments by Participants
      Friday, June, 15, 2007
      01:00 - 02:00 Lunch Break
        Friday, June, 15, 2007
        02:00 - 02:15 Open Discussion
        "Accessibile education for people with special needs as the basis for creating an open information society"
        • Boris Kotsyk/Natalia Tokareva, Head of Division/Project Manager, UNESCO Institute for Information Technology in Education
        Friday, June, 15, 2007
        02:15 - 02:30 Open Discussion

        Mr. Isak Froumin
        , Sr. Specialist, World Bank, Moscow Office
        "Voice Technology and Internet"
        "The e-accessibility issue - its social and economic dimensions":

        • Emdad Khan, Chief Executive Officer, InternetSpeech, Inc.
        Friday, June, 15, 2007
        02:30 - 02:45 Open Discussion
        "Finland's experience in e-accessibility for different groups of disabled persons":
        • Toomas Lybeck, Associate, Embassy of Finland in the Russian Federation
        Friday, June, 15, 2007
        02:45 - 03:00 Open Discussion
        "Using ICT technologies in education of students with disabilities in Chelyabinsk State Univeristy":

        • Darya Romanenkova, Head, Educational Centre for Disabled Persons, Chelyabinsk State University
        Friday, June, 15, 2007
        03:00 - 03:30 Open Discussion

        "Information and resource network for disabled persons in Perm region":

        Mr. Sergei Firsov, Deputy Head, Perm city social organization "Aspectus"

        "ICT technologies and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities":

        Ms. Valery Cherkes, Head, Training Centre for Disabled Persons under the

        State Engineering and Economic University, St. Petersburg

        Mr. Kiril Yarosh, Director, Regional Disability NGO "Infacto", St.


        "Virtual world technology in rehabilitation of persons with limited


        Mr. Alexander Nikitin, Director, Centre for Computer-based Modelling

        under the State University of Aerospace Industry, St. Petersburg

        "Basic guidelines in using of Internet resources in professional rehabilitation

        of persons with limited capabilities":

        Ms. Natalia Miuller, Senior Lecturer, State Engineering and Economics

        "Information and resource network for disabled persons in Perm region":
        Mr. Sergei Firsov, Deputy Head, Perm city social organization "Aspectus"

          Friday, June, 15, 2007
          03:30 - 04:30 Comments by Participants
            Friday, June, 15, 2007
            04:30 - 05:00 Conclusion of the discussion; Chairman's Summary