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.

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