IGF 2018 WS #287
Impact of European regulations on web accessibility

Organizer 1: Obed Sindy, Internet Society Haiti Chapter
Organizer 2: Betty Fausta, IPEOS

Speaker 1: Kossi AMESSINOU, Government, African Group
Speaker 2: Jay Paudyal, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Betty Fausta, Technical Community, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)


Sindy Obed

Online Moderator





Debate - 60 Min


Betty : The perspectives of the intervention is to show that regulation by the public sector can be a good benefits for all citizen. The dynamic of the public sector is important to make possible web accessibility for all. Why ? first there is a EU Framework can give a direction. After, each EU country have to adapt before 31 december 2018 with actions to planned or publics portals and apps design for all. The public sector is one of the most structured in the world. By the way the private sector can have the benefits to with those goods practices.

Jay Paudyal : The perspective of the intervention is to show that how Fakenews is adversely affecting productive web accessibility in Asian countries. It has adverse impact on political stability, social and economic growth of the country. Speaker will raise his concern about Fakenews by giving real life examples and facts. He will also cover the impact on all stakeholders who are related to the private sector like Employers, Employee, Consultants, Professionals (Lawyer, Doctor, and Chartered Accountants), Government Authorities and Consumers. He will demonstrate the diversified nature of Fakenews and its multifaceted impact on the diverse country like India. In the last section of intervention he will discuss about various solutions and methods to control Fakenews.

Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram: The point of view of the intercession is to demonstrate that how Policy, top–down support, educational working groups, customer data, and a central accessibility team have helped mature web accessibility at IGF. Collaboration groups are essential for gathering feedback from users with disabilities and experts in the field. Alt text for figures is a challenge for publishers, and using authors or machine learning to provide text descriptions may be a solution. Accessibility is not an achievement to be won and done but a culture paradigm that integrates inclusive design into the very early phases of a product.

The protection of personal data is regulated by laws or decrees in several countries of the world. In Benin, the law n ° 2017-20 OF 20 APRIL 2018 of digital code takes care of the protection of the personal data of any individual without distinction of nationality. The code corrects and complements the imperfections of the law n ° 2009-09 of the 22 MAY 2009 on the protection of the personal data in the Republic of Benin. This data protection extends to European citizens residing in Benin. For each person, the provisions of the Benin digital code provide the right. The right of access to their data, the right to oppose their data, the right to question their data, the right to oppose their data and the right to rectify and delete their data. The responsibility of the controllers is also quite developed. The regulatory authority for matters relating to the protection of personal data has been clarified so that its mission. The provisions of the Benin digital Code are similar to those of the European General Regulation on Data Protection. The data of European citizens are protected as regards Beninese legislation but it is in harmony with the European regulation on Data Protection.


Betty,Female, France, Private Sector
Sindy, Male, Haiti, Civil Society
Noha, Female, Egypt, Technical community
Jay Paudyal, Male, India, Private Sector
Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram, Male, India, Academic

Digital accessibility means that people with disabilities can access the features and content offered by digital. To take into account accessibility in its computer developments is to design tools and contents that include human beings in their diversity and their handicaps. When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them. However, currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use. Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses, and society.
Four speakers will make their interventions in 7 minutes and the total time for the speakers will be 28 min and the audience will have 28 minutes for interactions and debate with the moderators and speakers .
Betty: Stakes of the European directive about web accessibility on public communication and the citizen internet (7 min)

Kossi : Data control in Benin in the area of European General Data Protection Regulation (7 min)
Jay Paudyal : Adverse effect of the Fakenews on productive web accessibility in Asia (Social, Political and Economic perspective) (7 min)
Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram: Development of Mature web accessibility (5 Min)

In online engagement , a hashtag will be used for social networks and a and the moderator on the site will take care of animating the exchanges between the speakers and the audience. 33 minutes will be given to the speakers and the 27 minutes for the audiences members for debates in the room and for online attendees.

It is important to ensure the accessibility of the IGF’s facilities to persons with disabilities.
Improve the online visibility and accessibility of the IGF.
A first step in this direction should be to enhance the IGF’s website by providing interactive functionalities and making it more attractive and inclusive. It should also maintain its conformance with open standards and further improve accessibility to persons with disabilities
Improvement of Web Accessibility comprises of Accessibility group organization, Integrated testing apparatuses and Design for cell phones.

Online Participation

Online attendees will have a separate queue and microphone, which will rotate equally with the mics in the room; the workshop moderator will have the online participation session open, and will be in close communication with the workshop’s trained online moderator.