G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
Find Us: FacebookTwitterLinkedInFlickrRSS Share:
Search | Site Map | Contact
You're currently not logged in. Login | Register
Home  »  Events  »  Schedule  »  Event overview
Overview
Proceedings
Agenda
Feb 29 (8:00 AM): M-Enabling: New Paradigm & PWDs
March 1 (8:00 AM): Accessible ICTs & Personalized Learning
Feb 29 (4:20 PM): Public Forum: AT Centers Leadership Network
March 1 (9:20 AM): Progress on Article 9 of the CRPD

G3ict Special Sessions at CSUN 2012 - 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference 

Wednesday, February 29, 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM PST  
Location: Elizabeth B, 2nd Floor

M-Enabling: New Paradigm & PWDs

Session Description: A review of the latest mobile accessible and assistive technologies, applications and services for persons with disabilities and of their implementation around the world.

Moderator: Tari Hartman Squire, CEO, EIN SOF Communications, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Director, External Relations, G3ict 
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Mike May, President and CEO, Sendero Group
  • Steve Jacobs, President, IDEAL Group, Inc.

    RSVP requested for this session: vamontenegro@g3ict.org
    When registering, please indicate your name, title, affiliation, email, phone number.



Wednesday, February 29, 4:20 PM till 5:20 PM PST
Location: Elizabeth Ballroom, Room F (IBM Showcase Suite)

Public Forum: AT Centers Leadership Network

Session Description: The AT Centers Leadership Network was formally launched in September 2011 in Doha, Qatar as a collaborative effort by G3ict and Mada – Qatar Assistive Technology Center – aiming at developing a network of national AT expertise centers. The initiative was presented at the ATIA 2012 Conference last January in Orlando. If you are responsible for an Assistive Technology (AT) Center anywhere in the world, come to learn about the AT Leadership Network and share your experiences in promoting innovations, good practices and supportive public policies and programs!

Moderator: Phill Jenkins, Accessibility Business Development Executive and Engineer, IBM 

Panelists:

  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • David Dikter, Executive Director, ATIA  
  • Sandy Hanebrink, SC Branch Director, Touch the Future, Inc.
  • Royson Poh, Senior Assistant Director, Technology & Vocational Training, Society for the Physical Disabled (Singapore) 
  • Lou Orslene, MPIA MSW JAN Program Co-Director, U.S. DOL /JAN Job Network Accommodation
  • David Rojas, Business Development and Marketing Director, The Trust for the Americas, OAS
What Will You Gain in Participating in this Session?

The Session will provide you with:
  • An overview of the leadership role of AT Centers around the world
  • A description on the role to be performed by the Forum
  • An outline of type of activities
  • A review of the AT Centers of Excellence CRPD Charter
  • A profile of membership and MOU for interested centers
  • An opportunity for open discussion, expressions of interest

    RSVP requested for this session: vamontenegro@g3ict.org
    When registering, please indicate your name, title, affiliation, email, phone number.



Thursday, March 1, 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM PST  
Location: Elizabeth A, 2nd Floor (Microsoft Showcase Suite)

Accessible ICTs & Personalized Learning
Promoting Assistive Technologies for Students with Disabilities: New Directions for Policy Makers and Educators  

A session organized by G3ict with UNESCO’s participation, hosted by Microsoft

Session Description: In November 2011, UNESCO, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, organized a meeting entitled "Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities: A Dialogue among Educators, Industry, Government and Civil Society."  The meeting was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.   The objective of this event was to facilitate a deep and multi-stakeholder dialogue on the challenges of and practical solutions for promoting personalization through technology in the classrooms for students, particularly with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.  This session will be a panel discussion of some the participants and will be an opportunity to explore the summary report of the event.

Panelists:
  • James Thurston, Senior Strategist – Global Policy & Standards, Microsoft Corporation
  • Gary Moulton, Product Manager, Accessibility Business Unit, Microsoft Corporation
  • Amy Goldman, Co-Executive Director, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University/UCEDD
  • Cynthia Feist, PhD, OTR/L, Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaite, Programme Specialist, Section for universal access and preservation, Information Society Division, UNESCO (in video conference)
  • Dónal Rice, Senior ICT Advisor, National Disability Authority  – Ireland (in video conference)

    RSVP requested for this session: vamontenegro@g3ict.org
    When registering, please indicate your name, title, affiliation, email, phone number.



Thursday, March 1, 9:20 AM till 10:20 AM PST  
Location:
Elizabeth A, 2nd Floor (Microsoft Showcase Suite)

Progress on Article 9 of the CRPD


A session organized by G3ict, hosted by Microsoft


Session Description: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is one of the fastest ever negotiated Human Rights treaties: adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, as of December 2011, it has 153 signatories and is ratified by 110 countries.  The Convention at large - and more specifically its Article 9 - creates the first universal framework addressing the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs - and assistive technologies.  These dispositions benefit an estimated one billion persons living with disabilities worldwide, making accessible and assistive ICT solutions even more of a focus in the coming years for industry, users, and policy makers, as they represents both a major Human Rights milestone and a considerable market driving force for Assistive and Accessible ICTs.  This panel discussion will explore from multiple perspectives trends in implementing Article 9 of the Convention and discuss possible next steps for even greater success.

Panelists:

  • James Thurston, Senior Strategist – Global Policy & Standards, Microsoft Corporation
  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • David Rojas, Business Development and Marketing Director, Trust for the Americas, Organization of American States
  • Fouad Hassoun, President, Medialog Accessibilities
  • Kyoungsoon Hon, NIA (Republic of Korea)
  • George Kerscher, Secretary General, DAISY Consortium
  • Klaus Miesenberger, Vice Head, Institut Integriert Studieren, University of Linz, and ICCHP (Austria)

    RSVP requested for this session: vamontenegro@g3ict.org
    When registering, please indicate your name, title, affiliation, email, phone number.


   
Additional G3ict speaking engagements at CSUN 2012

 
Tuesday, February 28, 11:45 AM till 12:30 PM PST  
Location:

 

Session Description:
Policy activities and standards work is increasing worldwide. With this onslaught of activity, many companies are challenged to keep up with these efforts and to understand them. Once aware, the challenge becomes to understand what impact it has on them, how and whether to engage, and how to implement new requirements.

This session will discuss the breadth of pending policies and accessibility efforts and provide an open dialogue on how to deal with the magnitude of this challenge. How does an organization keep up and when should they get involved? How do the policy and standards changes impact the efforts of the development community? How can we change the way developers and business leaders think about creating accessible products?

Moderator:
  Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager, Accessibility, Adobe Systems

Panelists:
 
  • Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict
  • Ken Salaets,  Director of Global Policy/Executive Director of AccessStar, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
  • Judy Brewer, Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 


Thursday, March 1, 10:40 AM till 11:40 AM PST  
Location: Emma C, 3rd Floor


GPII Panel 2: Impact & Implications

Session Description: The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure, (GPII) offering accessibility on any device, anytime, anywhere, will open up new opportunities for all accessibility stakeholders, internationally.

Panelists: 
  • George Kerscher, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc. 
  • Axel Leblois, G3ict 
  • Clayton Lewis, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities 
  • Cyndi Rowland, Center for Persons with Disabilities 
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger, IBM 
  • Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies