WEBINAR DEC 3: Commemorating the International Day of Persons With Disabilities: Building an Accessible Internet for Everyone

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On Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 2pm-3pm EST (19:00-20:00 UTC) the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (Accessibility SIG) will host a webinar ‘Commemorating the International Day of Persons With Disabilities: Building an Accessible Internet for Everyone‘. This event will bring ISOC leadership and community together to observe the International Day of Persons With Disabilities (IDPD).

The United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 proclaimed the annual observance of the IDPD in 1992. The observance of IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme for IDPD 2020 is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.

SPEAKERS
Andrew Sullivan,Internet Society CEO and President, will be the keynote speaker at the webinar.
Gunela Astbrink, VP Accessibility SIG, will also introduce and present the 2nd edition of the Accessibility Toolkit.

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM https://bit.ly/3pzszVX (Captions, ASL)

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

TWITTER #IDPD2020 @a11ySIG @InternetSociety @SullivanISOC

LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/idpd2020 (Captions, ASL*)

SIMULCASTS
https://www.pscp.tv/ISOC_Live/
https://www.twitch.tv/isoclive
https://www.facebook.com/InternetSociety/live

ARCHIVE
https://archive.org/details/idpd2020

 

WEBINAR NOVEMBER 19: The Impact of Covid 19 and the switch to virtual meetings on the Deaf and hard of hearing community

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In the third webinar of this series on Accessible Meetings, we bring experts to discuss the challenges of hard of hearing and deaf communities in online world and also to talk about how to turn these challenges into opportunities.

As a reminder the series on Accessible Meetings focused on the need to raise awareness and spread the message of digital accessibility for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of increasing the awareness of how to make digital spaces accessible, and to have an accessible online meetings. When everything is virtual, many conferences are just not accessible to people with disabilities.

Through this series of six 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.

Title: The Impact of Covid 19 and the switch to virtual meetings on the Deaf and hard of hearing community
Date: 19 November 2020
Time: 09:00-10:30 EST | 1400-15:30 UTC
Participate via Zoomhttps://bit.ly/34NuspP
Language: English

Speakers:
Christian Vogler, Director Technology Access Programs, Gallaudet University
Lidia Best, Chair of National Association of Deafened People ( NADP)
Mark Wheatley, Executive Director, European Union of the Deaf (15 mins)

Moderator: Judith Hellerstein, General Secretary, ISOC Accessibility SIG

Real Time Text: https://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-A11YSIG
ASL sign language Interpretation shall be available courtesy of Gallaudet University.
Re-transmission on Livestream, Youtube, Facebook Live, Twitch is planned via ISOC.LIVE

This webinar is organized in collaboration with Gallaudet University.

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

GAAD 2020 WEBINAR: When Rhetoric Meets Reality: Digital Accessibility, Persons With Disabilities, and COVID-19

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On Thursday May 28 2020, from 12:00-13:30 UTC, in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG) will host a webinar “When rhetoric meets reality: Digital Accessibility, Persons With Disabilities and COVID-19

This webinar brings together digital accessibility experts and people with disabilities to discuss the digital accessibility outlook beyond COVID-19. The webinar aims to share and offer a variety of ideas from different disabilities and different parts of the world.

AGENDA

Introduction: Muhammad Shabbir Awan, President, ISOC Accessibility SIG

Keynote: How governments can integrate accessibility into their web presences
David Berman, David Berman communications, Canada

Experience Sharing:
Naveed Haq, Regional Director Infrastructure and Connectivity, Asia Pacific, Internet Society
Gunela Astbrink, Vice President Accessibility SIG, Australia
Fernando Botelho, F123 initiative, Brazil
Judy Okite, founder, Association for Accessibility and Equality(AAFE), Kenya
Peter Crosbie, advocate for the autistic community, France
Lidia Best, Vice President, European Federation of Hard of Hearing, UK
Manique Gunaratne, Manager, Specialized Training and Disability Resource Centre, Sri Lanka

Open Discussion

Closing Remarks: Muhammad Shabbir Awan

PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM: https://bit.ly/3bX0BM5

VIEW ON LIVESTREAM: http://livestream.com/internetsociety/gaad2020

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

TWITTER: @A11ySIG + #GAAD2020

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 Webinar – “Digital Accessibility for Persons With Disabilities”

GAAD WebinarOn Thursday 16 May 2019 at 12:00 UTC the Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG) marked Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 (GAAD) with its inaugural public webinar “Digital Accessibility for Persons With Disabilities“. A11ySIG founders and special guest Dan York of the Internet Society introduced the group and discussed this important aspect of the Internet Society’s vision that the Internet is for everyone.

WATCH ON LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/isocgaad2019

AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction: Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Awan, President, A11ySIG

Historic Context of Accessibility SIG: Mr. Joly MacFie, AMS Admin A11ySIG

Women and Digital Accessibility: Ms. Gunela Astbrink, Vice President, A11ySIG

Digital Accessibility and Internet Society: Mr. Dan York, Director of Web Strategy, Internet Society

Accessibility between Policy and Practice: Ms. Judith Hellerstein, Secretary, A11ySIG

Interactive Discussion / Q&A session

Vote of Thanks and Wrap up: Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Awan, President, A11ySIG

TWITTER: @a11ysig + #gaad https://bit.ly/a11ysiggaad

ABOUT INTERNET SOCIETY ACCESSIBILITY SIG
The Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (A11ySIG) is dedicated to ensuring equal access to the Internet and its benefits to all regardless of disability.
http://a11ysig.org

ABOUT GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY
May 16 2019 marks the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

ABOUT THE INTERNET SOCIETY
The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.
https://www.internetsociety.org