WEBCAST TODAY: #WSIS2020 Session 188 – Digital #Accessibility in a #COVID19 World @WSISprocess @INIT_OIC @COMSATS_en @TimUnwin @UNESCOICT4D Hazma Afridi@OptiKey_Julius Lobna Smida @TnPresidency @pdf_pk @akbergardezi @allysig #a11y

livestreamOn Friday 26 June 2020 at 10:00-11:00 UTC the Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology and others host a WSIS Forum 2020 thematic workshop ‘Session 188 – Digital Accessibility in a COVID-19 World‘. In this session a diverse group of panelists, including Persons with Disabilities from different regions of the world, technologists, and national innovation system experts, seek to explore the major challenges for accessibility created by the current pandemic, not just in terms of assistive technologies, but also access to them. The webcast of this session is facilitated by the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG).


  • Prof. Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development (ICT4D), Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)/ President INIT
  • Dr. Tahir Naeem, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) /Executive Director(INIT)
  • Julius Sweetland, Founder and CEO, Opti-Key, UK
  • Hazma Afridi, Afridi Brothers Society , UK
  • Lobna Smida, Presidential Palace of Tunisia
  • Shakila Yasmin, VP, Pakistan Disabled Foundation
  • Prof. Shahid Ahmed Memon, Chair, Pakistan Disabled Foundation
  • Dr. Akber Gardezi, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology

LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/wsis2020-188

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM https://bit.ly/3g1yU7a

REAL TIME TEXT https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=ITU-WSIS

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