IGF 2023 DCAD Re-envisioning DCAD for the Future

Monday, 9th October, 2023 (06:15 UTC) - Monday, 9th October, 2023 (07:45 UTC)
Room I
Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability

Round Table - 90 Min


This round table DCAD Session to review our work for 2023 including a discussion of the Governance Documents, our contributions to the Global Digital Compact, and our efforts to improve the accessibility of online events and how to ensure that persons with disabilities, no matter where they live, are included in the inner circle of discussions that the leadership panel and the IGF MAG.
Today only about 3% of the Internet is accessible to people with disabilities, despite the 1.3 billion people globally who live with a disability. In particular, only a small number of online services are accessible to persons with disabilities. We will discuss different capacity-building activities, plans, and possible research initiatives that DCAD can contribute to or organize during the coming year


Dr. Muhammad Shabbir, DCAD Co-coordinator, Civil Society, Asia Pacific
Judith Hellerstein, DCAD Co-Coordinator, Civil Society, WEOG


Dr. Muhammad Shabbir, DCAD Co-coordinator, Civil Society, Asia Pacific
Lidia Best, President, European Federation of Hard of Hearing People, Civil Society, WEOG
Swaran Ravindra, Planning and Resource Officer, Accessibility Standing Group,
Academic, Asia Pacific

Vivien Maidaborn, the CEO of .nz, Technical Community, Asia Pacific

Muhammad Akram, President - Asia Pacific Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened (APFHD), Civil Society, Asia Pacific

Masahito Kawamori, Technical Comunity, Asia Pacific

Yasunobu Ishii, Asia Pacific

Onsite Moderator

Judith Hellerstein

Online Moderator

Deirdre Williams


Judith Hellerstein