WSIS 2019 podcast on assistive technologies

I was delighted to have been asked to do one of the podcasts at WSIS2019 earlier this month with Taaha Bin Khalid, Founder & CEO at VUME on Assistive Technologies.  This is now available through WSIS TalkX on Soundcloud.  Sadly I spoke for far too long, but it was a fun conversation – as the picture afterwards below indicates! Thanks to the ITU for the opportunity, and to Rhiannon who did the interview.



WSIS 2019 – Monday 8th April designated as “WSIS Accessibility Day”

It is great news that the World Summit on the Information Society Annual Forum this year has designated Monday 8th April as Accessibility Day, and will be running a series of workshops and exhibitions to profile this important occasion.  Please mark the day in your diary, share the news, and if possible attend yourself.  There will be opportunities for online participation, but we are hopeful that as many people as possible will be able to be there in person.

The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and the Inter-Islamic Network on IT will jointly be convening another of their series of workshops on turning rhetoric into reality, policies into practice, and welcome involvement from as many people as possible to maek this hands-on, practical workshop a success.