Call for Topics 2019 - Digital Inclusion

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Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
2019-01-31 4:19:09 PM 2019 Submission 10 Digital Inclusion with a focus on fixed wireless deployments in rural America. Digital Inclusion Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-10 10:16:03 PM 2019 Submission 44 Connecting the unconnected, digital inclusion and accessibility, can community networks solve connectivity issues, future of work. Digital Inclusion Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-11 11:38:44 AM 2019 Submission 58 Aligning with the UN and other bodies to agree upon a standard definition for digital literacy. See additional context below. Digital Inclusion According to UNESCO, “literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute, and use printed, and written materials associated with varying contexts” (UNESCO). However, there is no such consensus or clarity around a standard for digital literacy. Without such a global or uniform definition, it is difficult for the world to address digital cooperation issues and measure progress. Imagine the impact if the UN were to support a comprehensive framework for digital skills and intelligence and endorse a global standard for a definition of digital literacy and skills. This could aid in achieving a measurement and reporting methodology while enabling individuals, organizations, and nation states to track their progress over time. Private Sector
2019-02-11 3:11:34 PM 2019 Submission 69 Internet Accessibility Digital Inclusion The internet has produced incredible advances in creating an experience for those with disabilities equivalent to those without disabilities. Further, demographic trends (e.g., the aging Baby Boomer generation) have led to the creation of niche market opportunities to service those with disabilities. Platform owners and the developers who leverage their ecosystems have recognized the responsibility to develop technology that is accessible and usable by everyone, including those with disabilities. This session should feature software developers, policymakers, as well as industry and civil society stakeholders, who can educate, and share perspectives with, IGF-USA member about the latest cutting-edge collaborations in creating internet accessibility for all – both challenges and opportunities. • • • Private Sector