Steps to realising equal access for all – 2015
- Day 2: 5th June 2015 | 14:30 - 18:00 | room: Sofia III
This session follows the session on 'How to facilitate equal access for all’ and looks more closely at practical steps to realise access for all.
This session follows the session on 'How to facilitate equal access for all’ and looks more closely at practical steps to realise access for all. The panellist will present different examples on how equal access can be facilitated through international treaties, local implementation agents and existing infrastructures. The session will look at the Marrakesh Treaty and the possibilities the Treaty offers for "print disabilities". It will highlight the way libraries work with visually impaired as well as disadvantaged people and rural communities in order to provide access to information and development to them. Furthermore the session will look at the work ISOC is facilitating to provide internet access in rural areas as well as providing examples on how access furthers people’s development.
The session will give participants, remote and on-sight, to gain an insight into current developments to realise equal access for all and actively participate in furthering these initiatives.
access, assistive technologies, accessibility, Braille, copyright, print disabilities, books famine
Panel discussion with initial key questions launched by the moderator to the panel participants with constant encouragement of participation from the audience (questions, opinions. shares, ...)
- Focal Point: Julia Brungs (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA) and Jorge Fernandes (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Ministry of Education & Science / Department of Information Society / Access Unit)
- Org team: FCT, IFLA and ISOC
- Key participants|Panelists: Rafael Ferraz Vazquez - WIPO, Copyright Law Division (To speak about Marrakesh Treaty); Christina de Castell - IFLA; Kasimir Simonski - Executive Director Agency Electronic Communication Networks and Information Systems of Bulgaria; Sébastien Bachollet - ISOC [the French IGF outcomes (in relation to the WS topic)].
- Moderator: Plamena Popova - IFLA.
- Reporter: Jorge Fernandes - FCT.
- Remote moderator: Cláudia Cardoso - FCT.
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