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DEEP 2012 Program Committee
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DEEP 2012
Designing Enabling Economies and Policies
A G3ict International Inquiry on ICT Accessibility hosted by OCAD University,
with the support of the Province of Ontario

OCAD University, TorontoObjectives of Program: To engage in substantive in-depth discussion about implementation strategies for digital inclusion of persons with disabilities among decision makers promoting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their respective countries; To identify levers and innovative approaches that go beyond current strategies. 

Format and process:
Interactive with brainstorming break-out sessions led by moderators, rapporteurs and participants. It is assumed that attendees accept the goal of inclusion and the importance of inclusive participation for persons with disabilities and will contribute to a meaningful debate about innovative strategies to accomplish this goal. Information about successes and failures will be recognized as equally important. Sessions are designed to facilitate the greatest interaction possible among participants.  Focus of discussions will be on the process and lessons learned from implementing policy and programs rather than on the policies and programs themselves.  Discussants with specific experiences to be shared as case studies will be identified ahead of the sessions to ensure adequate preparation time.  It is expected that a white paper will be developed to capture the analysis shared during the meeting and its conclusions.

Participants (by invitation only):
Government, persons with disabilities advocates, United Nations affiliated organizations, private sector, service providers, experts and academia.

Hotel and Accomodation:
The DEEP 2012 meeting  will take place at OCAD University (Great Hall), 100 McCaul St., Toronto

Hotels near OCAD University:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels:

Airport Shuttle Service:
Toronto Airport Express
(Sheraton Centre and Hilton Hotel).
For other Toronto hotels, please check Airport Express Connect or the hotel's website.