Live Webcast on Dec 3 from the UNITAR/G3ict Seminar at the UN

Last updated: May 22, 2016

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Follow a live webcast from the United Nations on Dec 3rd from 9:30 – 13:30 ET on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities!

The event is "Implementing the Digital Accessibility Agenda of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities for Signatory States". It is the Third Global Forum – a UNITAR/G3ict Seminar – being held at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be giving the opening remarks at the seminar.

G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, is hosting the event in cooperation with the Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN-GAID) and the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Read the agenda, or register at the UNITAR Web site. The webcast will be aired live at http://webtv.un.org/.

Why should you follow the webcast? From the email announcement of the seminar:

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the seminar aims to contribute to the rapid and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in general and its digital accessibility agenda by:

  1. Providing an overview over the provisions and the status of the Convention
  2. Introducing participants into the Digital Accessibility Agenda of the Convention
  3. Reviewing the practical implications for signatory states with regard to provisions pertaining to digital accessibility
  4. Sharing knowledge among key stakeholders on how ICT accessibility mandates can be best met, and the role that ICT vendors, users and policy makers can play in support its implementation
  5. Presenting tools and resources available to policy makers and civil society to monitor and implement the Digital Accessibility Agenda of the Convention.

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