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Monday, March, 03, 2008
08:30 - 09:00 Participant Registration
    Monday, March, 03, 2008
    09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Opening Remarks
    • Message of UN Secretary-General, Ban-ki Moon (in video)
    • Lenin Moreno Garcés, Vice President, Ecuador
    • Nathalie Cely, Minister of Social Development, Ecuador
    • Xavier Torres, Vice President/Coordinator, CONADIS/National Federation of the Disabled
    Monday, March, 03, 2008
    09:30 - 10:00 Program led by the Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador: "Ecuador without Barriers"
    • Lenin Moreno Garcés, Vice President, Ecuador
    Monday, March, 03, 2008
    10:00 - 10:30 The Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Implications on Information and Communcation Technology
    • Introduction: Webcast from Washington, D.C.
    • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
    • Luis Gallegos, Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States / Honorary Member and Chair, G3ict
    Monday, March, 03, 2008
    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
      Monday, March, 03, 2008
      11:00 - 01:00 Best Practices in Action: Accessible and Assistive ICTs for People with Disabilities
      Moderator: Dr. Sonia Roca, University of the Pacific
      • Mass Media (TV Captioning)
      • Workplace (Employment without Barriers)
      • Education (ICT and Special Needs Education)
      • Independent Living (Creating Safer Homes for Elderly Persons with Disabilities)
      • Emergency Response (Accessibility to Alert Systems)
      • Larry Goldberg, Media Access Director, WGBH Boston
      • Antonio Gagliardo, Minister of Labor, Ecuador
      • Raúl Vallejo, Minister of Education, Ecuador
      • Maria Eileen Delgadillo Poepsel, Executive Director, ChasquiNet Foundation
      • Peter Blanck, Chair, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University
      Monday, March, 03, 2008
      01:00 - 02:00 Lunch
        Monday, March, 03, 2008
        02:00 - 03:30 Current State of International Development

        Presentation and panel with international experts:
        *Moderator: Peter Blanck, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

        • International Perspectives for Best Practices in Assistive Technologies
        • The Role in Education in Promoting Accessible and Assistive ICTs
        • Web Accessibility
        • Status of U.S. and EU Legislation
        • POETA in Ecuador
        • Pauley Tedoff, Program Manager, G3ict
        • Licia Sbattella, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
        • Julio Mantilla, n/a, USAID
        • Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative W3C-WAI
        • Peter Blanck, Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University
        • Fabian Leon, Coordinator, POETA Ecuador
        Monday, March, 03, 2008
        03:30 - 04:00 Coffee Break
          Monday, March, 03, 2008
          04:00 - 05:30 Perspectives from Government and Civil Societies on Accessible and Assistive ICT Opportunities in Ecuador

          * Moderator: Alexander Mejía, Executive Director, CIFAL Atlanta


          • Jeannette Sánchez, Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion, Ecuador
          • Xavier Torres, Vice President/Coordinator, CONADIS/National Federation for the Disabled
          Monday, March, 03, 2008
          05:30 - 06:00 Summary and Conclusions: Promoting Accessible and Assistive ICTs in Ecuador


          • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
          • Nathalie Cely, Minister of Social Development, Ecuador