13Nov 18

IGF 2018 | ICC BASIS Workshop 172 “Accessibility Improved : building inclusive societies with AI”

Paris, France, • English

This Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2018) workshop will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to reinvent the relationship between humans and technology to ensure that people with all abilities have equal access to technology and information to improve and/or establish their professional, educational and human connections.



AI and the host of innovative emerging technologies included under this umbrella are one of the most popular and many times controversial topics of discussion when considering information communication technologies (ICTs) and their potential for sustainable development.

Today we are faced not just with the record pace with which new technologies emerge, but also with the exponentially growing demand for accessibility by people with disabilities or impairments.

This workshop will take a look at the ways in which AI can be put to work to maximize their benefits, especially in improving connectivity and accessibility.

The workshop is co-organised by ICC BASIS, the Association for Accessibility and Equality (Kenya) and the Latin American Internet Association (Uruguay). 


About IGF

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018.

The schedule of the meeting under the title, ‘Internet of Trust’, is now available, as well as logistical information for participants through the IGF 2018 host country website. Registration to attend the annual meeting in person is open until 3 November 2018.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to all registered IGF 2018 attendees. To register for IGF 2018, please click here [https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-registration]


Carolyn Nguyen (Moderator)Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft, United States
Susanna LaurinCEO, Funka, Sweden
David MartinonAmbassador for Cyberdiplomacy and the Digital Economy, France
Gonzalo NavarroExecutive Director, Latin American Internet Association
Judith Anne OkiteFounder at Association for Accessibility and Equality, Kenya (remotely)
Christopher E. WilsonSenior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon, United States

Logistical notes


Room III

UNESCO Headquarters

7 Place de Fontenoy

75007 Paris




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For more information, please contact:

  • Timea Suto
  • +33 1 49 53 33 89
  • Assistant Policy Manager

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