Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

Meeting type: 
Dynamic Coalition
Meeting Description: 

The Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability meeting aims at facilitating the interaction and ensures that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet Governance Forum in 2012
Chairman: Peter Major, DCAD Co-coordinator
Remote moderator: Ginger Paque
Draft agenda of the meeting
1. Opening remarks and welcome
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Review of the accessibility facilities at IGF
4. Review of the main session on Access and Diversity
5. Review of DCAD related activities at IGF
5.1 DCAD workshop: the sustainable benefits of inclusion of internet (Workshop 129): lessons learnt, feedback, how to bring it forward (7 November 2012)
5.2 Joint workshop of Diplo Foundation DCAD: Remote participation: reality and principles (Workshop no. 52) (9 November 2012)
6. Input from speakers and other DCAD members
7. Future activities of DCAD for next year
8. AOB
9. Closing

Reported by: 
A brief substantive summary and the main events that were raised: 

The meeting began with an introduction of DCAD and approval of the agenda. The discussions highlighted the review of the accessibility facilities at the Seventh IGF, in Baku, Azerbaijan. One of the most important goals for the fifth face-to-face meeting of DCAD was to review the participation of persons with disabilities to the main session on access and diversity.

Conclusions and further comments: 

DCAD will create a list of observations and update its recommendations, adding some new points in its version two report to IGF and be submitted after its next meeting. Highlighting the accessibility problems of the IGF meeting and remote participation were in fact a major subject of the DCAD meeting. The main conclusion of the meeting was the need for the IGF secretariat to use DCAD expertise as a resource in planning with the Hosts, as agreed in the previous IGF meetings, is very important.

Additional documents: 
Gender Report Card
Please estimate the overall number of women participants present at the session: 
About half of the participants were women
To what extent did the session discuss gender equality and/or women's empowerment?: 
It was not seen as related to the session theme and was not raised
Provide the name of the organiser(s) of the Meeting and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups: 

International Organization: International Telecommunication Union - DCAD

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