WEBCAST TODAY: @ITU Webinar on Digital #accessibility during #COVID19 w/ @ITU_BDTDirector @undesadspd @UNDESA @EU_Commission @best_lidia @NADP_official @G3ict #a11y

livestreamOn Wednesday 24 June 2020, at 11:00-12:00 UTC ITU-D Study Groups will host a webinar ‘Digital accessibility during COVID 19‘. COVID-19 has emphasized the need to intensify all activities related to digital/ICT accessibility as a means to ensure digital inclusion of all people, including t​hose with disabilities. ITU Study Group Q7/1 deems it necessary to discuss the impact of unprecedented global pandemic, in the context of the Q7/1 mandate related to ICT accessibility which has risen as imperative to guarantee inclusive societies in the digital world.

Doreen Bogdan Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau , International Telecommunication Union ​

Daniela Bas, Director Division for Inclusive Social Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Inmaculada Placencia- Porrero, Senior Expert, Disability and Inclusion, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Lidia Best, Chair, National Association of Deafened People (NADP) of the United Kingdom
Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs – G3ict ​

Amela Odobasic, Rapporteur of Q7/1

LIVESTREAM https://livestream.com/internetsociety/ituq71 (open captions)

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM https://bit.ly/2BuSutp (TIES account required) (closed captions)

REAL TIME TEXT http://streamtext.net/player?event=ITU-D

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