Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.

Program - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WIPO Headquarters in Room A

Time Topic
8h15 – 9h10 Registration

9h15 – 9h30

Welcome addresses by:

9h30 – 10h00

Moderator: Mr. Wei Lei, Chief Information Officer, Information Communication & Technology Department, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Topic 1: Accessibility and Disability – A History of Innovation

Speaker: Artur Ortega, Accessibility Evangelist, Yahoo!

10h00 – 10h20

Coffee Break

10h20 – 11h00

Topic 2: Enabling Websites - The W3C/WAI Accessibility Guidelines

Speaker: Shadi Abou Zahra, Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

11h00 – 11h40

Topic 3: Mobile Web Best Practice & WCAG 2.0: can you spot the difference? Powerpoint, Mobile Web Best Practice and WCAG 2, Can spot the difference?

Speaker: Phil Archer, Training Lead, W3C Mobile Web Initiative

11h40 – 12h10

Topic 4: Universal Design for Web Applications Powerpoint, Universal Design for Web Applications 

: Matt May, Accessibility Engineer Lead, Adobe Systems Incorporated

12h10 – 12h30 Q & A/Discussion

12h30 – 14h00


14h05 – 15h25

Topic: Sharing accessibility experiences in the UN system:

Moderator: Mr. Anders Norsker, Chief, Information Services Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • WMO and Accessibility - Federico Galati, Web Solutions Manager, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • The ILO Experience - Antonella Quacchia, Head of Web Policy and Development Unit, International Labor Organization (ILO) Powerpoint, Antonella Quacchia, ILO
  • Accessibility and WHO's Web Site - Jane Wallace, Web Manager, World Health Organization (WHO) Powerpoint, Jane Wallace, WHO
  • Making Accessible Websites for the United Nations - Mrs. Fanny Langella, Associate Website Officer/Accessibilty Focal Point,(UN) Powerpoint, Fanny Langella, UN 

15h25 – 15h45

Coffee Break

15h45 – 17h00

  • Sharing Accessibility Experiences in the UN System - Juan Castro, Web Officer, Strategic Planning and Membership Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Powerpoint, Juan Castro, ITU
  • Web Accessibility at WIPO - Victoria Menezes Miller, Web Systems Officer, Internet Services Section, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Powerpoint, Victoria Menezes Miller, WIPO 

Q & A/Discussion

Closing of Session