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Thursday, July, 18, 2013
11:45 - 01:00 Promoting Disability-Inclusive ICT Policies for Education

Venue: Conference Room E, UN Headquarters

Introductory remarks: Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

Opening remarks: UNESCO representatives
  • Suzanne Bilello, Senior Public Information and Liaison Officer, UNESCO Office in New York
  • Pilar Alvarez-Laso, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO (invited)
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, Programme Specialist, Universal Access and Preservation Section, Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO (via video conference from Paris)
Presentation of model policy "Inclusive ICTs for Education":
  • Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director - Project Implementation, European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education
  • Javed Abidi, Chairperson, Disabled People's International (DPI) and Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance (IDA)
  • James Thurston, Director – International Accessibility Policy, Microsoft
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Pratik Patel, Founder and CEO, EZFire
Q&A and concluding remarks