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L'unica Iniziativa Globale Dedicata alle Applicazioni e Servizi Accessibili per Anziani e Persone con Disabilita
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Thursday, October, 18, 2012
10:00 AM - 03:50 PM Agenda

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Plenary Session: The U.S. and European Experiences
The Accessibility Imperative: How Accessibility Innovations Expand Opportunities for Mobile Applications and Services: Market and Regulatory Perspectives. 

Moderator: Franco Bomprezzi, Writer and Journalist, Corriere della Sera (Canale disabiliá)

Opening Remarks

  • Axel Leblois, President and Founder, G3ict, co-author of the ITU-G3ict report on “Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible”   
  • Massimo Pagani, Assessore alle Politiche Sociali, Provincia di Milano
  • Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU - International Telecommunication Union (video message) 

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act: The U.S. Experience

  • Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC - Federal Communications Commission Presentation
Perspectives from European and Italian Stakeholders:
  • Federico Flaviano, Director, Direzione Tutela dei Consumatori, AGCOM - Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni Presentation
  • Rodolfo Cattani, Secretary & Chair of the ICT Expert Group, European Disability Forum 
  • Paolo Nazzaro, Head Group Sustainability, Telecom Italia
  • Ida Linzalone, Secretary General, Fondazione Vodafone Italia 
  • Claudio Giugliemma, President, LucyTech, Inc.  

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Press and Speakers Reception / Private Briefings 

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. – Hands-on Session:  “How to Build Applications and Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities”

With a large proportion of mobile users living with various types of disabilities and an aging population, developing accessible apps and creating new mobile based assistive solutions represent an important opportunity for developers, operators and users alike.  Leading developers with experience in delivering leading edge accessible and assistive mobile solutions will share their experience in creating and marketing apps for this increasingly important market. Moderated by Prof. Licia Sbattella of Politecnico di Milano, this hands on session will review leading accessible and assistive apps available on the Italian market, compare the strengths of iOS5, Android 4.1 and Windows 8 from an accessibility standpoint, and discuss the impact of tablets on the market for mobile assistive solutions and how those new technologies are adopted by end users.

Session Chair: Prof. Licia Sbattella, Politecnico di Milano

  • Prof. Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano Presentation
  • Giuseppe Gramazio, Project Manager, CEFRIEL Presentation
  • Elisa Moscolin, Sustainability Specialist, Public & Legal Affairs, Vodafone Italia Presentation
  • Alfredo Rossi (con il contributo di Luca Enei, Riccardo Magni), The Italian Association of AT Centres / GLIC Associazione Nazionale Centri Ausili Presentation

4:00 – 4:50 p.m. – Hands-on Session: “Leveraging Cloud-based Solutions for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities - The Italian Experience”

Digital inclusion for seniors and persons with disabilities presents some of the most difficult user interface challenges: sensorial, physical and cognitive limitations create insurmountable barriers to using web services, phones and computers alike.  Cloud based technologies offer revolutionary ways to tailor interfaces to each user by identifying and memorizing each individual’s specific abilities and remotely adjusting automatically the settings of the device while integrating contents and services in an easy to use computing environment.  Banks, retailers, social services and local governments from the Region of Lombardia will share their pioneering experiences of what is the first cloud based assistive services deployment in the world. 

Session Chair: Claudio Giugliemma, President, LucyTech, Inc. 

  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Ipermercato IPER
  • Prof. Mauro Giacomini, Università degli Studi di Genova (UNIGE)
  • Irma Missaglia, Director, Cooperativa Sociale Sim-patia, Valmorea (Como)
  • Manuela Alunni – Coordinatrice Servizi alla Persona