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HeadshotDaniel Aghion
Daniel Aghion is Executive Director and co-Founder of the Wireless Internet Institute (W2i), an independent forum bringing together stakeholders around the world to accelerate the adoption of wireless Internet in support of social and economic development and better managed cities, communities and regions | Read Articles
 

Image: G3ict web producer Nilofar HajaNilofar Shamim Haja
Nilofar Haja is Online Producer for G3ict and is in-charge of digital communications. She has a master's degree in Ancient Indian Civilization from the University of Mumbai, India. Follow G3ict on Twitter @G3ict | Read Articles
              
Image: G3ict blogger Saveria ArmaSaveria Arma
Saveria Arma is a professional subtitler, respeaker and interpreter. She holds a PhD in audio description for the blind; she has created a non-profit association in Italy, CulturAbile, and works on various projects concerning accessibility for people with sensory impairments. Follow CulturAbile on Twitter and visit the website: http://culturabile.it | Read Articles
 
Nalini Asha Biggs is an educational researcher at the University of Oxford and an independent consultant on education for children with disabilities, inclusive HIV/AIDS programming and the sociology of disability in developing countries | Read Articles
 
 
Fernando Botelho is Managing Partner of Botelho & Paula Consultoria Empresarial Ltda., a consulting firm based in Curitiba, Brazil, that designs and manages projects in the areas of poverty reduction, technology, and disability. The company specializes in low-cost and scalable solutions. Follow Fernando Botelho on Twitter | Read Articles 
 

Francesca Cesa Bianchi is G3ict's Vice President, Institutional Relations | Read Articles
 
 
 
UK, Edinburgh-based James Coltham is a local, government web services manager by day; web, usability, social media and accessibility blogger at lunchtime; freelancer by night. He blogs at http://prettysimple.co.uk/blog | Read Articles
 
 
Bill Curtis-Davidson is Executive Architect in the IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center, a unit of IBM Research. He  has co-chaired with Arthur Murphy (see blogger below) the G3ict's Georgia Alliance for Accessible Technologies (GAIT) working group, a large consortium of 60+ public, private and local disability community organizations aimed at leveraging multiple Georgia assets to collaboratively explore ICT Accessibility Innovation Themes for the collective benefit of the State of Georgia, its local municipalities, and citizens | Read Articles

Pina D’Intino is the Senior Manager of the Enabling Solutions and Management team at Scotiabank, Toronto, Canada and is chair of the Accessible Financial Services initiatives at G3ict. Pina has acquired more than 26 years of experience in the IT and financial industry. She is also the chair of the Canadian Financial Institutions on Assistive Technologies (CFIAT), bringing together financial organizations to leverage and share accessibility practices and strategies | Read Articles
 
David Fazio is the Founder and President of Helix Opportunity, a business development and business-related disability services firm that facilitates inclusion through harmony at work. Visit the website: www.helixopp.com | Read Articles 
 
Ambassador Luis GallegosLuis Gallegos
Ambassador Luis Gallegos Chiriboga is the former Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He is a strong advocate of the rights of persons with disabilities, and serves as the Chair of the Board of G3ict.
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Rachel Garaghty
Rachel Garaghty is a Development Officer at Perkins School for the Blind. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (USA) where she earned a Master's degree in Public Policy. Rachel specializes in disability inclusive international development and is interested in innovative, low-cost technology and practices to create accessible environments for people with disabilities | Read Articles
 
Headshot Alexandre Gorelik
Alexandre Gorelik is Executive Director of UNIC Moscow, the United Nations Information Centre in Moscow |
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Lucy Greco is a blind advocate for accessible technology. An Assistive Technology Specialist at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, Greco is the user of various assistive technologies since the early 1980s. She is passionate about the ways technology makes the world more accessible to everyone but especially to individuals with disabilities | Read Articles  
 
James Herndon is Senior Accessibility Consultant at SSB Bart Group, and Co-Founder at Equal Entry, a blog that provides news and information about the latest innovations in assistive technology. He holds a B.A. in English from North Carolina State University and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College | Read Articles
 
Shannon Kelly serves as lead role for global Accessibility Solutions for Actuate supporting both the North American and International sales teams and clients. Her expertise spans since 2007 as an Accessibility Subject Matter Expert specializing in accessible electronic documents. Follow Actuate on Twitter | Read Articles
 
Preety Kumar: Mass Marketing & Communication Headshot
Preety Kumar is Founder and CEO of Deque Systems, Inc., a pioneer in the field of information accessibility. Follow Preety Kumar on Twitter | Read Articles 
 
 

HeadshotAxel Leblois: The Access Line
Axel Leblois is President and Executive Director of G3ict. Follow G3ict on Twitter | Read Articles


HeadshotMichael Lightner
Professor Lightner is Co-Director, Lab for New Media Strategy and Design at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB), USA. He was the 2006 IEEE President; 2009 IEEE Conference co-Chair; Professor and Chair at UCB's Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering | Read Articles


HeadshotPeter Major
Peter Major is Special Advisor to the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva, and the DCAD Co-Cordinator | Read Articles
 
 
HeadshotDaver Malik
Daver Malik is Senior Director - Airport Technology at ARINC in Annapolis, Maryland. Previously, he served as Interim Director - Aviation Network Services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | Read Articles
 
 
 
Headshot Irene Mbari-Kirika
Irene Mbari-Kirika is Founder & Executive Director at inABLE (formerly, Our Reading Spaces Foundation), a non for profit organization aimed at empowering the blind and visually impaired in Africa through assistive technology | Read Articles

Viviana MontenegroViviana Montenegro
Viviana Montenegro is a Research Analyst at G3ict. She is responsible for the data collection and analysis for G3ict’s CRPD Progress Report, a benchmark tool that measures the level of compliance of the countries that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ms. Montenegro holds a M.A. degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University | Read Articles

HeadshotChristine Mugimba
Christine Mugimba is Head - Spectrum Management at the Uganda Communications Commission | Read Articles

HeadshotArthur Murphy
Arthur Murphy is President of Aeolian Solutions, a consultancy that assists clients in accessibility evaluation and user interface design. He co-chaired with Bill Curti-Davidson (see blogger above) the G3ict's Georgia Alliance for Accessible Technologies (GAIT) working group, currently sponsored by G3ict, a large consortium of 60+ public, private and local disability community organizations aimed at leveraging multiple Georgia assets to collaboratively explore ICT Accessibility Innovation Themes for the collective benefit of the State of Georgia, its local municipalities, and citizens | Read Articles

HeadshotNirmita Narasimhan
Nirmita Narasimhan is Policy Director with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS, India) and works on policy research and advocacy related to IP reform and technology access for persons with disabilities | Read Articles


Mike Paciello: Industry Innovation Headshot
Mike Paciello is the Founding Partner of The Paciello Group (TPG), a software accessibility consultancy. Follow Mike Paciello on Twitter | Read Articles

HeadshotJoyojeet Pal
Joyojeet Pal is Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information at the University of Michigan | Read Articles

 

Robert Pearson

Robert Pearson
Robert Pearson is the Accessibility Officer at Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), based in Toronto, Canada. He is an industry advocate, community builder, trainer and developer. Follow Robert on Twitter | Read Articles.

Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero: Disability Policy Headshot
Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero is the Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission | Read Articles

 
Abigail Rekas, Esq. is a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow. She is researching implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Article 30, Access to Cultural Materials. She holds a JD from Northeastern University School of Law and has been admitted to the Bar in the state of Massachusetts. Visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/dream/ and follow her tweets @CDLPdreaming | Read Articles
 
 
Debra Ruh is the Founder of Ruh Global Communications. She is a Global Disability Inclusion Strategist and Marketing Consultant, and G3ict Employability & Technology Chair. She is a proud mom of two grown children, the oldest a daughter born with Down syndrome. Follow Debra Ruh on Twitter | Read Articles
 
Andrea Saks, an International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf, is Chairman ITU JCA-AHF (Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors), Coordinator IGF DCAD (Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability). She serves as the G3ict's Permanent Representative to the ITU | Read Articles
 
Amit Shai: Education Headshot
Amit Shai is Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning in Long Beach City College (LBCC) and an award winning instructional designer | Read Articles

 
HeadshotHenny Swan  
Henny Swan is Senior Accessible User Consultant at TPG. She has been working with the Web since 1995, most recently as Web Evangelist with Opera Software and Senior Web Accessibility Consultant for RNIB, the Royal National Institute of the Blind People. Her areas of interest include internationalization, mobile access, and how the two complement accessibility. Henny's personal blog | Read Articles 

James Thurston James Thurston
James Thurston is an international technology policy leader. As G3ict’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, he leads the design and implementation of new worldwide advocacy strategies and programs to scale up G3ict’s global impact. Prior to joining G3ict, Mr. Thurston was Director of International Accessibility Policy at Microsoft. Follow James on Twitter | Read Articles.

HajHeadshotime Yamada: Harmonization & Standardization
Hajime Yamada is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Toyo University, Japan and is a Member of the Engineering Academy of Japan | Read Articles