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Day 1: Thursday, October, 04, 2007
10:00 - 10:20 Addressing the the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Article 9

    10:20 - 10:40 Implications for countries adopting the Convention
      10:40 - 11:00 Implications for the ICT Industry
        11:00 - 11:20 Existing UK laws and regulations regarding the rights of persons with disabilities and the role of ICTs
          11:20 - 11:40 G3ict Mission and Collaborative Program
            11:40 - 12:00 Question and Answer

            Click here to read the transcription of Session 1

              Day 2: Friday, October, 05, 2007
              02:45 - 03:05 Panel 1: Market Drivers and Best Practices of Inclusive ICTs: Economic and Social Drivers of Accessible and Assistive ICT
               
              Employment
              -Legislative and regulatory frameworks for employment of persons with disabilities
              -Adoption of good practices in fostering an accessible/inclusive workplace for persons with varying types of disabilities - both physical and mental, severe and minor
              -Attracting highly qualified employees with disabilities as a business opportunity

                03:05 - 03:25 Panel 1: Market Drivers and Best Practices of Inclusive ICTs: Economic and Social Drivers of Accessible and Assistive ICT

                Education

                -Leveraging accessible ICT products for education - both from home (e.g. e-learning) and in the classroom
                -Advantages of multimedia learning environments for persons with varying types of disabilities
                -Technical services made available to students with disabilities - how to integrate these services into the mainstream educational structure
                -Local academic initiatives and guidelines
                -Policy development and implementation
                  03:25 - 03:50 Market Drivers and Best Practices of Inclusive ICTs: Economic and Social Drivers of Accessible and Assistive ICT
                   
                  Communications and Consumer Interfaces
                  -Adoption of good marketing practices for consumers with varying types of disabilities, thereby expanding business opportunities
                  -Automated consumer interfaces (e.g. ATMs, check-in counters, public transportation)
                    03:50 - 04:15 Market Drivers and Best Practices of Inclusive ICTs: Economic and Social Drivers of Accessible and Assistive ICT

                    Public Sector Procurement
                    -Rules and regulations for procurement of accessible ICTs (UK and USA)
                    -Compliance and enforcement strategies
                    -Applicability to various levels of government

                      04:15 - 04:30 Question and Answer
                        04:30 - 05:00 Panel 2: Private Sector Involvement in the UK
                        Addressing:

                        -Best practices from IT industry in the U.K.
                        -How industry in the U.K. can best accelerate the development of scientific, industrial, standardization, and economic conditions in order to make accessible ICT solutions affordable
                        -What are the core development opportunities for accessible and assistive ICTs in the U.K. with regards to funding, R&D, and PPP opportunities?


                          05:00 - 05:15 Question and Answer

                          Click here to read the transcription of Session 2