IDPP Hosts Global Conversation on Accessibility Awareness
The IDPP hosted a Global Virtual Conversation on Accessibility Awareness on 20 May 2015 from 8:00pm-9:00pm US ET (21 May morning in ASEAN and Asia Pacific) in commemoration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this year. Open to the public, the global conversation brought together the IDPP network and various groups to share best practices, lessons learned, and effective strategies to raise awareness of accessibility at the global, regional, national and local levels. Participants were invited to share their own experiences, as well as learn about IDPP’s research projects and awareness-raising activities with its university and outreach partners, and government officials from across the ASEAN region, the US, and around the world.
More than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability (WHO, World Bank, 2011). This is approximately 15% of every country’s population. This dialogue addressed the importance of Article 8 (Awareness-Raising) and Article 9 (Accessibility) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It aimed to advance the spirit of the Convention and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Blackboard Collaborate webconferencing software is screen reader accessible;
Closed captions available via Windows > Show Closed-Captioning once inside the virtual room.