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A Joint Session of G3ict and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva

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Digital Accessibility:
A New Frontier for Disability Rights

  • Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI
  • December 3, 2012, International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 8:30 - 10:00 A.M.

Image: Panelists at the session

Image (L-R): Axel Leblois (G3ict), Craig Mokhiber (OHCHR), Ambassador Luis Gallegos and Susan Schorr (ITU)

Program

Chairperson: His Excellency Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva

Panelists:  

  • Craig Mokhiber, Chief of Development, Economic and Social Issues Branch, OHCHR 

  • World Report on Disability: Tom Shakespeare, Technical Officer, WHO

  • Progress of CRPD States Parties around the world, challenges and opportunities: Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict

  • Perspectives of Persons with Disabilities: Ellen Walker, Human Rights Officer, Intergovernmental Processes, IDA - International Disability Alliance

  • Activities of UN agencies promoting ICT accessibility: Susan Schorr, ITU; Debra Perry, ILO and Andrew Tu, WIPO (TBC), discussion of UNITE (United Nations Inter-Agency ICT Accessibility Engagement) project

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