Connecting the Last Mile: Addressing Legal and Policy Gaps in ICT

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Connecting the Last Mile: Addressing Legal and Policy Gaps in ICT
Connecting the Last Mile:
Addressing Legal and Policy Gaps
in ICT
Co-Sponsors:
Burton Blatt Institute - Syracuse University,
Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict),
The World Bank
Eight Session of the Conference of States Parties
to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities
Thursday, June 11, 2015
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. - Conference Room 3
United Nations, North Lawn Building, New York, NY 10017
This event addresses the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in
surmounting technology access barriers that inhibit the participation of persons with
disabilities in society. The panel brings together experts collaborating on ICT access as part
of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. Panelists will discuss law, policy, and
social measures that States Parties may adopt to ensure ICT accessibility consistent with
CRPD requirements, sharing best practices from policy and practice, including in the context
of disability inclusive development, e-accessibility for persons with intellectual disabilities,
political participation and voting, and model policy frameworks.
Moderators & Panelists:
• Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank (co-moderator with brief remarks
on accessible ICTs within the framework of disability inclusive development)
• Janet Lord, Senior Vice President, Human Rights and Inclusive Development, Burton Blatt Institute
(co-moderator with brief remarks on accessible ICTs in fostering political decision-making and
electoral access)
• Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
• Deepti Samant Raja, International Consultant on Disability-Inclusive Development
Websites:
http://bbi.syr.edu
http://www.globalforumljd.org/

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