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 2010  Speaking Schedule for Cynthia D. Waddell

Time and Date Conference Name Details
March 22-27, 2010 Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN)

Speaker, Update on Accessible Web Litigation and Electronic Book Litigation

Speaker, Update on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities & Proposed WIPO Treaty


Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, CA


June 28-30 2010 United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Accessibility

Presentation as co-Author of UN Draft Monograph on Accessibility Provisions of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Serve as Moderator for UN ICT Expert Group Meeting



World Bank
Washington DC  USA

September 14-17, 2010 United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Details

 Panelist, “From Athens to Vilnius:  Beyond the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”

A workshop and open panel discussion on the progress of access for persons with disabilities to ICTS and technology

 Moderated by Jonathan Charles (BBC)



Lithuanian Exhibition and Convention
Vilnius, Lithuania



October 14, 2010


United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary 2010 (PP-10)  Details


Panelist, “Accessible ICTS for Persons with Disabilities”

The objectives of this panel are to discuss the current trends, the status and the future evolution of accessibility and ICTs.  Key issues to be discussed include:  1)  Identifying key ICT accessibility issues for persons with disabilities; setting the context for the debate 2)  Showcasing ITU activities and 3) Developing national policy frameworks.   

The main aim of this side event session is to share experiences and inform participants with regard to policies and strategies to address ICT accessibility and service needs for persons with disabilities, in line with the UN Convention. 


Expo Guadalajara
Session SE.3- Room G
Guadalajara, Mexico


November 15-16

ICT Accessibility:  A New Frontier for Disability Rights

Information and Communication Technologies in the Design and

Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,

Global Challenges and Opportunities


Participant, A Global Forum Hosted by the Institute for Global and International Studies,

Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University

 In cooperation with G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, an Advocacy

Initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development


US Department of State, Harry S. Truman Building

And George Washington University in Washington, D.C






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