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G3ict participates in the Microsoft/EDF Web Accessibility Forum: What Is the Way Forward to Make Real Progress on Accessible Web

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • December 6, 2012
  • Venue: APCO Worldwide’s offices, 47 Rue Montoyer
  • European Disability Forum (EDF) and Microsoft’s event on Web Accessibility


Access conditions for persons with disabilities to websites and the digital environment need to be further improved while securing a sustainable business environment for the ICT industry. On December 6, 2012 the European Disability Forum (EDF) and Microsoft will join forces to gather key actors to plan the way forward towards a more inclusive web and IT goods and services.


1. Welcome & Introductions – Carlotta Besozzi, European Disability Forum (EDF); Jean-Jacques Sahel, Microsoft

2. The Web Accessibility Context – Axel Leblois of G3ICT

3. Panel Presentations and Debate (Moderated by Axel Leblois)

  • Ilias Iakovidis, Head of Unit- Digital Social Platforms, DG CNECT , European Commission
  • Carlotta Besozzi, Director, European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Rob Sinclair, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • Dana Simberkoff, Vice-President, AvePoint

4. Audience Questions and Discussion