WEBINAR MARCH 26 – Accessible Banking for the Blind in the 21st Century: Experience Sharing from the Developed and Developing Countries

Register on ZoomThink about the different digital services that your bank offers you to pay your bills and do shopping without visiting your bank for months. However, even in this day and age people with blindness in some countries despite knowledge, skills and willingness, have to physically go to the bank branch to do their business because of the stubbornness of the bankers and/or their Ignorance to accessible digital technologies.

Join Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (Accessibility-SIG) in an interesting webinar where people with blindness from developed and developing countries come together to share their experiences with the banking sector in the 21st century.

This discussion is a part of a series of webinars that ISOC Accessibility-SIG is organizing to spread the message of digital accessibility for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). The current pandemic has highlighted the grave importance of increasing the awareness of how to make digital spaces accessible. During this current Pandemic, where everything is virtual many online platforms, digital environments and even conferences are just not accessible to people with disabilities. Through this series of webinars, we hope to increase the awareness so that the digital spaces can be made more accessible and inclusive to all irrespective of the disability. Our goal is to make sure that the Internet is really for everyone just as the ISOC tagline states. In the next webinar of this series, we are bringing experts and users from around different parts of the world together to discuss the challenges that people with visual impairment/blindness face particularly with regards to the banking system.

DATE / TIME

The webinar will be organized on Friday March 26th from 1300-1430 UTC

AGENDA

Moderator, Muhammad Shabbir Awan (President, ISOC Accessibility SIG)
Welcome and Introduction to SIG by Judith Hellerstein Secretary ISOC Accessibility SIG), (5 mins)
Stage setting by the moderator (3 mins)
Experience Sharing by:
Majid Khan, USA, (7 mins)
Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Bangladesh, (7 mins)
Abdul Qadir, Jordan, (7 mins)
Abdul Busuulwa, Uganda, (7 mins)
Imran Shaikh, Pakistan, (7 mins)
Gerry Ellis, Ireland, (7 mins)
Anatoliy Popko, Russia, (7 mins)
Open discussion, (30 mins)
Wrap up by the Moderator, (3 mins).

REGISTER ON ZOOM http://bit.ly/a11ysig6

NOTES

  • Although a webinar, this will be in regular Zoom meeting format. Participants are requested to keep video and audio muted unless called on by the moderator.
  • Language of the webinar is English.
  • Zoom will have closed captions also available at https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-A11YSIG
  • There will be a live webcast with open captions via ISOC.LIVE which will be archived, along with a transcript.
  • Please email info@a11ysig.org with any questions.

MEETING FEB 25 2021: Accessibility Challenges: A conversation with ISOC Armenia

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On Thursday 25 February 2021 at 14:00-15:30 UTC the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (Accessibility SIG) convenes a meeting with the theme ‘Accessibility Challenges: A conversation with ISOC Armenia‘. All are invited!

TOPICS
1. Internet Availability Center of Blind and Visually Impaired People
2. Internet Radio for People with Visual Impairments
3. A tool for Autistic Children and Children with social anxiety
4. Let’s talk: AAC App for Armenian non-verbal individuals

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM https://bit.ly/3oZfjbV (Closed Captions)

REAL TIME TEXT https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-A11YSIG

LIVESTREAMS (Open Captions )
http://livestream.com/internetsociety/a11ysigcovid5
https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live/
https://www.twitch.tv/isoclive

 
ARCHIVE
https://archive.org/details/a11ysigcovid5

MEETING JAN 17 2021: Digital Accessibility Awareness in times of Covid-19

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On Sunday 17 January 2021 at 14:30-16:00 UTC the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (Accessibility SIG) will convene a meeting with the theme ‘Digital Accessibility Awareness in times of Covid-19‘. All are invited!

AGENDA
1. Mr. Praveen Misra (India) – Overview of Digital Accessibility and Prominence & Challenges in times of Covid19
2. Ms. Judith Hellerstein (US) – Secretary A11YSIG – Overview of A11ySIG and outreach activities that can be undertaken
3. Ms. Kelly Colman (US) – Accessibility in Home Health Care and the impacts of SDOH” (social determinants of health)
4. Dr. Emmanuelle Gutierrez (Spain) Artificial Intelligence and the importance of accessibility training
5. Mr. Kindy Vereus MONTREUIL (Haïti) – Digital Accessibility between Necessity and Opportunity
6. Discussion & Question Answer

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM http://bit.ly/a11ysigcovid (Closed Captions, ASL)

 

LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/a11ysigcovid (Open Captions, ASL)

REAL TIME TEXT https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-A11YSIG

TWITTER #accessibility #Covid19  @a11ySIG @InternetSociety #a11y

SIMULCASTS
https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live/
https://www.twitch.tv/isoclive

ARCHIVE
https://archive.org/details/a11ysigcovid

 

OCTOBER 30: Accessible Social Media and Videos Webinar

Greg ShatanOn Friday 30 October 2020, at 12:00 UTC the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG) presents a webinar ‘Accessible Social Media and Videos‘.

Social Media and Video content can be a vibrant and engaging way to share information with your audience. Using image descriptions, audio descriptions and captioning you can make your content more inclusive of the disability community.

During this presentation, Greg Shatan, ISOC NY’s President and ISOC Accessibility SIG’s Treasurer will explore how to create accessible social media posts as well as how to write, record and post videos with captioning and audio description.

Accommodations: This meeting will have ASL and Captioning. Users can join via Zoom, Livestream or Phone. Live Remote Participation by Zoom only.

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2HpOTzZ

Accessibility SIG General Meeting – Jan 23 2020 – 12:00 UTC @a11ySIG @InternetSociety

Accessibility SIGOn Thursday January 23 2020, at 12:00 UTC the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG) will hold a General Meeting. All SIG members are urged to attend. Observers are welcome. The format will be a zoom call, which will be recorded, and which will have real time text captions.

AGENDA

  1. Welcome by President 5 Mins.
  2. Affirmation of Officers / Bylaws 5 mins
  3. Overview of SIG activities in 2019 10 Mins.
  4. Plans for 2020 10 Mins.
  5. General Discussion by the members 25 Mins.
  6. Closing remarks by the President 5 Mins.

CALL
Time: Jan 23, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/989322556

Meeting ID: 989 322 556

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REAL TIME TEXT
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