[IGFmaglist] Possible WG - ACCESS

Yuliya Morenets y.morenets at againstcybercrime.eu
Tue May 17 04:54:50 EDT 2016

Dear Lynn, all,

I'm a former MAG member and from our side we have been working since a 
long time now on the participation of vulnerable/marginalised groups in 
the Information Society.

I'll be happy to share our results/fundings and be accepted in the WG, 
if such will be created.

With best regards, Yuliya Morenets

Le 17.05.2016 00:21, Lynn St.Amour a écrit :
> Dear colleagues,
> Thank you to everyone for the comments and especially to those who
> have volunteered.  The Secretariat and I are preparing an update on
> the status of WGs, BPFs, etc.  and that should be out Tuesday.
> I agree with Renata’s observation that coupling discussions on diverse
> WGs can make it hard to follow the discussion (and am experiencing
> that first hand) so let’s use specific titles to thread these
> discussions.  That should make them easier to follow.
> To that point, I would like to ensure Ginger’s comments below on the
> possibility of a WG on access were not missed in all the emails.  It
> is too important an area to just let slip by.   Is there
> interest/support for such a WG?
> Best,
> Lynn
>> On May 10, 2016, at 9:31 AM, Ginger Paque <VirginiaP at diplomacy.edu> 
>> wrote:
>> Thanks for the explanations and nuances of this discussion. I agree 
>> with Marilyn that the issue of gender and abuse needs to be ongoing.
>> I think that gender and access is a broader priority issue, because we 
>> need to make sure we address getting online and opening doors (while, 
>> of course, still making sure these doors are safe to open). I join 
>> Renata, Jac, and others in support of a BPF on gender and access as an 
>> important, ongoing part of IGF work.
>> I had earlier brought up the possibility of a WG on access that 
>> included online participation and disability efforts. There was no 
>> interest manifested, as other important priorities are being 
>> addressed. While online participation is being supported on an ongoing 
>> basis by the IGF Secretariat and team, I am concerned whether we are 
>> giving disability issues the attention they need.
>> Cheers,
>> Ginger
>> Ginger (Virginia) Paque
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