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On  Tuesday July 5th  at  7-8pm EEST  (16:00-17:00 UTC)  Internet Governance Forum Greece  presents ‘ Virtual Event about “Splinternet” ‘.What is the Splinternet? Can a government’s policy or regulation “break up” the Internet? If so, what does “breaking up” the internet even mean?Is it only governmental policies that can potentially ‘splinter’ the internet? What about big technology companies? What is their role? How can the Splinternet disrupt users’ online...
Topics: splinternet, internet governance, IGF, Greece
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El miércoles 29 de julio de 2020 de 6pm a 7pm AST (22: 00-23: 00 UTC), el Capítulo de Internet Society Puerto Rico presenta el primero de dos seminarios web #ISOCPR_VIRTUAL, con el tema 'Como aprovechar las virtudes del Internet bajo las condiciones de la pandemia COVID-19'. Conferanciante Carmen Maria Ortiz Aponte se enfocará en cuatro aplicaciones utilizadas comúnmente  para videos conferencias después de la propagación del Covid a nivel mundial como Zoom, GotoMeeting, Cisco Webex y...
Topics: internet, puerto rico, resilience, online conferencing
Today,  Tuesday December 26 2020 , at  7:30pm EST  (00:30 UTC) in the first installment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature Dr. Hosein Badran, Regional Technical Advisor – North America, Internet Society giving a presentation ‘ Connecting Indigenous Communities: Examples and Lessons Learned ‘ on February 11 2020 at NANOG 78 in San Francisco. He covered the recent successful deployment of a private LTE network in the...
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In the tenth instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature the  InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group  (IPNSIG)  Space Internet Governance Webinar  from August 7th, 2020. Presently there is no governance framework, formal or informal, for the Internet in space (what will become the Solar System Internet, or SSI). A panel explored whether one is needed and, if so, what form it should take. SPEAKERS Dr. Vinton G. Cerf...
Topics: Space, Delay Tolerant Networking, DTN, Vint Cerf, Scott Pace, Internet
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In the eleventh instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature two presentations from the fifth  Intercommunity  call in 2020, a ‘Special Edition’ with the theme ‘ Stories of Resilience ‘. In the first presentation  Joseph Lorenzo Hall , Senior Vice President, Strong Internet, Internet Society reflects on the year’s progress in the  Strengthening the Internet  effort. In the second,  Theorose Elikplim Dzineku ,...
Topics: Internet, Internet Society, encryption, journalism
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Today,  Wednesday January 6 2021 , at  7:00pm EST  (00:00 UTC) in the tweltth and final instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature a webinar ‘ The Internet After 2020 ‘ that was attended by the Internet Society’s  Organizational Members  on December 7 2020. SPEAKERS Azeem Azhar , Founder, Exponential View Vint Cerf , Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Nnenna Nwakanma , Chief Web Advocate, Web...
Topics: Internet policy, Vint Cerf, Andrew Sullivan, Nnenna Nwakanma
Today,  Tuesday December 27 2020 , at  7:00pm EST  (00:00 UTC) in the second installment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature  Dan York , Director, Web Strategy & Project Lead, Open Standards Everywhere, Internet Society giving a presentation ‘ Hacking Web Servers to Make Them More Secure and Faster Using Open Standards ‘ on July 28 2020 at the  Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) Conference . In his talk Dan delves into how...
Topics: open standards, web development, ipv6, http/2, dnssec, TLS, HSTS, websites
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In the third installment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature two celebrations of the  National Science Foundation Network  (NSFNET). From 1985-1995 the NSFnet was a pivotal United States program that laid the foundation of the global Internet. was a pivotal United States program that laid the foundation of the global Internet. First we have excerpts  35th Anniversary Celebratory Event  on December 8 which marked its founding....
Topics: NSFnet, Internet history
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In the fourth instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams  2020  highlights, we feature a presentation from the second in  Virtual Peering Series – Africa , which had the theme ‘ Beyond Peering ‘.  Mark Daley  – Director, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Epsilon Telecommunications, gives a presentation ‘ Future Trending in Programmable Telecoms ‘ and talks about how IXPs might implement APIs.
Topics: peering, IXPs, APIs, Africa, Telecoms
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In the fifth instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams  2020 highlights, we feature two presentations from the fifth  Intercommunity  call in 2020, a ‘Special Edition’ with the theme ‘ Stories of Resilience ‘. In the first presentation  Jane Coffin , Senior Vice President, Internet Growth reflects on the year’s progress in  expanding connectivity  efforts. In the second,  Joseph Bishi,  Project Director, Murambinda Works talks about his...
Topics: Internet Society, Community Networks, Zimbabwe, Internet growth
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Today,  Saturday January 2 2021 , at  8:30pm EST  (01:30 UTC) in the eighth instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Stream s ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature the final session – a Summit Roundtable – of  Community Network Exchange 2020  (CNX APAC 2020), on December 4 2020. The 4th annual CNX APAC had the theme ‘ Meaningful access with Community Networks ‘ and comprised 11 sessions over two weeks. The roundtable was the closer, and commences with a...
Topics: community networks, asia pacific
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In the ninth instalment of the  Internet Society Livestreaming ‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ 2020 highlights, we feature Internet Society Director of Internet Trust  Robin Wilton  giving a presentation ‘ Quantum Encryption ‘ at the  Hackers on Planet Earth  (HOPE) conference on July 25 2020. Robin explains the science behind quantum encryption, and what it’s use means for Internet security. SLIDES  https://archive.org/download/hopeconf2020/20200725_1500_Quantum_Encryption.pdf...
Topics: encryption, quantum encryption, Internet Society
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Today,  Thursday January 6 2022 , at  08:30 EST  (13:30 UTC) in the tenth installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature a session the  Internet Society’s Fundamentals Series  in April 2021, focusing on advocacy for  encryption . PRESENTERS Natalie Campbell , Director, Community Organizing and Public Advocacy, Internet Society Ryan Polk , Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society MODERATOR Nick Hyrka , Regional Community...
Topics: Internet Society, encryption, advocacy, Global Encryption Coalition
Today,  Tuesday January 18 2022 , at  6:15pm EST  (23:15 UTC) in the 11th installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, on the 10th anniversary of the  SOPA/PIPA Internet blackout , we feature a keynote by the late  Aaron Swartz , ‘ How We Stopped SOPA ‘ from  Freedom to Connect , Washington DC, May 21 2012. https://isoc.live/15075/
Topics: Aaron Schwartz, SOPA, PIPA, F2C, Internet Freedom, Freedom to Connect
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Today,  Monday December 27 2021 , at  9:00pm EST  (02:00 UTC Dec 28) in the second installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we celebrate Ian Peter, environmental activist and Australian Internet pioneer, who died on December 26 2021.  Ian Peter  was also an Internet historian and leaves us  nethistory.info , a comprehensive general reference. Janna Anderson  Of Elon University writes: Ian has been an outstanding leader in the...
Topics: Ian Peter, IGF, Internet pioneer, Internet History, Civil Society, Internet Governance
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Today,  Tuesday December 28 2021 , at  11:55pm EST  (04:55 UTC Dec29) in the third installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature the  Internet Society Foundation  webinar ‘ Greening the Internet ‘ from 16 December 2021. The  Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter  presented their project ‘ Greening from the Margins: the Geopolitics of extractive, operational and post-consumer e-waste management ’ and the  Internet...
Topics: environment, e-waste, air pollution, zimbabwe, serbia, belgrade, Internet Society Foundation, ISOC...
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Today,  Wednesday December 28 2021 , at  11:55pm EST  (04:55 UTC Dec29) in the fourth instalment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature a session the  Internet Society’s Fundamentals Series  in April 2021.  Dan York , Director of Online Content, gives Chapters a primer on the ‘ Open Standards Everywhere ‘ (OSE) project which aims to promote best practices to secure web servers.
Topics: open standards, web servers, DNSSEC, HTTP/3, TLS 1.3
On  Sunday January 2 2022 , in the eighth installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, features a ‘ Talking Tech: Girls and Women in ICT ‘ conversation between  Sophie Patrick , of Marymount School of New York, and  Rinalia Abdul Rahim , Senior Vice President, Strategy, Communications and Engagement, Internet Society. The Talking Tech intergenerational interview series supports the  Girls in ICT Day  initiative and the  EQUALS...
Topics: EQUALS, Women in Tech, Girls in ICT, ITU, United Nations
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On  Monday January 3 2022 , the ninth installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights features the  Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum  (AprIGF) Showcase #2 entitled ‘ Internet’s Technical Success Factors ‘ from September 29 2021. This was a presentation of a preliminary report on an  Analysys Mason study , jointly commissioned by  APNIC  and  LACNIC , of whether the Internet continues to be “fit for purpose”. INTRODUCTION...
Topics: AprIGF, Internet, APNIC, LACNIC, Analysys Mason
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On  Thursday December 30 2021 , in the fifth instalment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature the inaugural  Lord Renwick Memorial Lecture  on September 9 2021. Guest Speaker  Vint Cerf  addressed the topic “ Wrestling with Alligators: Delivering on the Digital Promise “.
Topics: Vint Cerf, Digital Policy Alliance, Lord Renwick
On  Friday December 31 2021 , in the sixth instalment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature  Internet 2 ‘s ‘ Internet History Webinar: How the US NSFNET Regional Academic Networks Evolved to Become the Global Internet (1985 — 1995) ‘ from September 14 2021. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) NSFNET Program (partially) funded a range of (academic) regional networks1, starting in 1985/86. Over a relatively short period...
Topics: nsfnet, cerfnet, suranet, internet2, internet history
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Today,  Sunday December 26 2021 , at  7:30pm EST  (00:30 UTC) in the first installment of the ISOC LIVE‘s ‘ 12 Days of Streams ‘ annual highlights, we feature  Jane Coffin , former Senior Vice President, Internet Growth, Internet Society appearing on a panel ‘ Community Enablement: Local Content, Skills & Inclusion ‘ at the  IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Conference  on November 4 2021. Jane has two responses: 1)  The Internet Society and Digital Inclusion  2)  Digital...
Topics: Jane Coffin, Internet Society, Digital Inclusion, IEEE
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On  27-30 September 2020  the  Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum  (APrIGF) will be held online. APrIGF serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region. LIVESTREAMS ROOM 1   https://livestream.com/internetsociety/aprigf2020  (Open Captions) ROOM 2 ...
Topics: APrIGF, Asia Pacific, Internet Governance, IGF
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The 6th Annual Gambia National Internet Governance Forum will be held online on August 26-27 2020, with the theme 'Digital Inclusion in The Gambia in Times of COVID-19'.  The Internet Governance Forum serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues related to the Internet. The Forum is organized to represent all key stakeholders in the Gambia through a National Steering Committee coordinated by the Ministry of Information and...
Topics: Gambia, Internet Governance Forum, IGF, West Africa, Internet
Friday-Saturday 23-24 October 2020    Internet Society    2020 Middle East Chapters Workshop  online. Experts and members alike will share and learn knowledge in order to improve Internet Accessibility in the MENA region. This will lead to better understanding or assessment of this area’s situation, and the potential for growing the Internet in a secure way. تستضيف جمعية الإنترنت يومي الجمعة والسبت 23-24 أكتوبر 2020 ورشة عمل فصول...
Topics: Internet Society, Internet, Middle East, MENA, workshop
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On  Monday-Thursday 27-30 September 2021  the  12th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum  (APrIGF) will be held as a hybrid event, online and in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the theme ‘ Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Trusted Internet ‘. APrIGF serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region. 01...
Topics: APrIGF, Asia Pacific, APAC, Internet Governance, IGF
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On  Monday-Tuesday August 30-31 2021  the  7th Annual Gambia National Internet Governance Forum  will be held , with the theme ‘ Digital Inclusion and Access for Resilient Gambia ’. The Internet Governance Forum serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues related to the Internet. The Forum is organized to represent all key stakeholders in the Gambia through a National Steering Committee coordinated by the  Ministry...
Topics: Gambia, internet Governance, The Gambia, Africa, IGF
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On  Tuesday 14 December 2021  at  14:00-16:00 UTC  the  2021 Internet Hall of Fame ceremony  will honor 21 new inductees who have played an extraordinary role in the conceptualization, building, and development of the global Internet. The  2021 inductees   are the sixth class to be honored for their work pioneering the Internet’s development and growth throughout the world. They’ve helped the Internet evolve from a research project into a resource that enriches people’s lives...
Topics: Internet Hall of Fame, Internet history, Internet pioneers, Internet Society
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On  Thursday July 29, 2021  from  14:00-15:30 UTC  the  West Africa Peering Forum  (WAPF) will be held online, with the theme ‘ Pathway to building a dynamic and resilient peering and interconnection ecosystem in West Africa ‘. WAPF is a regional Peering and Interconnection event, which promotes knowledge sharing and learning on Peering and Interconnection in the West Africa region. WAPF 2021 will propose practical solutions to advance peering and interconnection in the West Africa...
Topics: West Africa, peering, africa
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On  Tuesday-Wednesday June 14-15 2022  the  8th Annual Gambia National Internet Governance Forum  will be convened, with the theme ‘ Digital Sustainability: Data Innovations for Post-Covid Recovery – The Gambia Context ’, with 3 subthemes. The Internet Governance Forum serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues related to the Internet. The Forum is organized to represent all key stakeholders in the Gambia through a...
Topics: Gambia, IGF, Internet Governance, Africa, West Africa, Internet
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Tuesday October 6 2020    Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) online meetup ‘ 5 Things I Learned from the Accessibility Community ‘. Award winning freelance web developer and accessibility specialist  Marcy Sutton  presented the fruits of her years of experience in the field. The meetup was webcast live via a partnership with the  Internet Society Accessibility SIG .
Topics: web accessibility, a11y, a11ynyc
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On  Tuesday-Thursday September 28-30 2021 , the  Marconi Society  will host the ‘ 6G Summit on Connecting the Unconnecte d ‘. This initial three-session track of ‘ The Decade of Digital Inclusion ‘ Master Class and Symposium focuses on the challenges and opportunities posed by the development of  6G , a technology that is expected to democratize connectivity more than any before. This is the 2nd annual such 6G Summit and is organized in cooperation with the  King Abdullah...
Topics: G6, digital inclusion, leo, middle mile, connectivity, next billion, Marconi, Marconi Society,...
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ISOC Sénégal vous invite à sa 8ième édition virtuelle du Forum National sur la Gouvernance de l'Internet FGI-SN2020: Date: Mardi 29 décembre 2020 Heure: 09h30 - 14h00 Thème: «La Gouvernance des Données et l'Internet des Objets: Défis et solutions pour la Protection des Consommateurs» Inscrivez-vous ici https://tinyurl.com/yaj46ssp GOUVERNANCE DES DONNEES et IoT: DEFIS et SOLUTIONS pour la PROTECTION des CONSOMMATEURS
Topics: IGF, FGI, Gouvernance de l'Internet, NRI, senegal
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On  Tuesday 9 March 2021  at  10:00 CET  (09:00 UTC)  Telia Carrier , the  Internet Society  and  MANRS  present the second of two webinars to provide an introduction to routing security, including issues with the BGP global routing system. This  webinar  is a more technical workshop to improve knowledge and skills in BGP and routing security. It will use hands-on activities to teach current industry best practices in both IPv4 and IPv6 in a dual-stack infrastructure. SPEAKER Aftab...
Topics: MANRS, Routing Security, Internet Society
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On  Thursday June 18 2020  at  7pm EDT  (23:00 UTC) the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Ideas for A11y Programs in XR Tech Companies ‘ on Mozilla Hubs. Various community-driven efforts are actively working to define accessibility user requirements, practices, and guidance for XR technologies and experiences. Presenter  Bill Curtis-Davidson  will outline how XR technology companies can engage with these efforts and put in place accessibility programs to help make sure their...
Topics: accessibility, a11y, a11yvr, vr, xr, virtual reality
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On  Tuesday March 1 2022  at  7pm-8pm EST  (00:00-01:00 UTC) the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosts an online meetup ‘ Overlays Underwhelm ‘. Accessibility overlays bring promises of accessible sites in one line of code, but experiences from users tell us the opposite. Web developer  Adrian Roselli  will look at the guarantees, the marketing efforts, the code efforts, and lived experiences of users. The meetup will be webcast live via a partnership with the  Internet...
Topics: accessibility, overlays, WCAG, Adrian Roselli, accessiBe
Thursday October 22 2020    Accessibility VR Meetup  - ‘ Designing Augmented Reality Systems to Empower People with Low Vision ‘ on Mozilla Hubs. Low vision is a visual impairment that falls short of blindness but cannot be corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses. Unlike people who are blind, low vision people have residual vision and extensively use their vision in daily activities. However, prior research has mainly focused on providing only audio and tactile feedback for blind...
Topics: Accessibility, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, VR, AR, A11yVR, A11y
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Thursday July 15 2021  the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Exploring Virtual Reality User Experience for People with Facial Palsy ‘ on Mozilla Hubs.  Claire Baert  &  Marg Laing   covered learnings about how to do research with people with facial palsy, the challenges of adapting the headset and creating experiences for these users, explain how user research was brought into the product team, show examples of how user-centered design techniques were employed, and discuss their...
Topics: accessibility, VR, a11yVR, facial palsy
Thursday July 16 2020      Accessibility VR Meetup  - ‘ From Hack to Product Feature – how to leverage R&D at work through hackathons ‘ on Mozilla Hubs. Creating open-source projects in hackathons to test the viability of an idea/concept, as well as user-test for accessibility, is a great way for team leaders to empower their employees to grow, take ownership and make better products. Hackathons are naturally competitive and creative environments that are time capped, exerting...
Topics: accessibility, xr, hacking, hackathons, design
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Thursday July 1 2020 -   Accessibility VR Meetu p  hosts ‘ Improving Mobility by Assisting Cognition: A Case Study ‘ on Mozilla Hubs.  To date, existing navigational aids (mobile apps, GPS) remain weakly adapted to the cognitive needs of human beings. This is especially true for people with cognitive disabilities, who face specific difficulties when it comes to finding one’s way in the city.  Romain Delgrange  presented a new study assessing the effectiveness and usability of a...
Topics: a11yVR, accessibility, virtual reality, vr, xr, mobility, cognitive science, cognition
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Thursday Dec 10 2020    Accessibility VR Meetup   hosted ‘ Why 97.81% of the World Hasn’t Tried VR Yet ‘ on Mozilla Hubs. Presenter  Pablo Cardena s has spent the last 6 years learning and creating virtual worlds in 3D using computer generated graphics. He discusses ways of making VR accessible to those with limited resources, both financial and ability. The session wase webcast live via a partnership with the  Internet Society Accessibility SIG  (A11ySIG).
Topics: A11yVR, accessibility, vr, virtual reality, a11y
On  Tuesday September 28 2021  at  19:00 EDT / 23:00 UTC / 08:00 JST (Wed)  the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Virtual Reality in the Dark: VR Development for People Who Are Blind ‘ on Mozilla Hubs.  Aaron Gluck  of Clemson University will discuss developing two VR game prototypes, The Enclosing Dark: A VR Auditory Adventure and Racing in the Dark, neither of which uses visuals to provide information to the player, but focus on the usually supplemental information channels: audio...
Topics: accessibilty, a11yVR, blind, xr, vr
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On 28 September 2019 the AI Sustainable Development Summit brought together in thought leaders and practitioners in AI and sustainable development. Participants explored innovative solutions for the economic, social, and environmental challenges that encompass the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Delegates included global policy leaders visiting New York City, technologists and businesses leveraging AI for social impact, researchers from leading universities and think tanks, as well as...
Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals, UN, United Nations
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On  Tuesday 30 June 2020  at  06:00 UTC  Internet Society Asia Pacific  hosts the second edition of its  APAC Insights  series of online conversations sharing views and insights on current issues related to the Internet and its use in the Asia-Pacific. TOPIC  True Lies: Misinformation, Censorship and the Open Internet SPEAKERS Nighat DAD , Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan Peng Hwa ANG , Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore William YU , Chief...
Topics: Internet Society, Internet, Asia Pacific, APAC, Misinformation, censorship, fake news
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  Wednesday 23 September 2020  -   Internet Society Asia Pacific  presented the third edition of its  APAC Insights  series of online conversation sharing views and insights on current issues related to the Internet and its use in the Asia-Pacific. TOPIC : The New Normal: Home as the New Workplace SPEAKER : Phillip Raskin , Certified ROCKET-remote facilitator in Asia, helping organizations improve productivity while working remotely. MODERATOR Rajnesh SINGH, Regional Vice President,...
Topics: Asia Pacific, apac, COVID-19, new normal, remote working
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On  Wednesday 16 December 2020  at  06:00 UTC  the  Internet Society Asia Pacific Bureau  presents the fourth edition of its  APAC Insights  series of online conversation sharing views and insights on current issues related to the Internet and its use in the Asia-Pacific. TOPIC: 2020 in Retrospect: Is this the Year that Reshaped our Digital Future? SPEAKERS : Charles MOK , Entrepreneur and former Legislative Councillor, Hong Kong Anju MANGAL , Head of Asia-Pacific, A4AI, World Wide Web...
Topics: APAC, Asia Pacific, Digital Future
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On  Friday 6 November, 2020  from  11:30 to 13:00 UTC  the   Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability  (DCAD) hosts a session ‘ Accessibility – Closing the Gap ‘ at IGF 2020. This session brings together disability experts presenting their experiences of online meetings during COVID-19 as well as discussing intersessional activities and plans. SPEAKERS Paulina Lewandowska Petra Rezar Damjan Šebjan Muhammad Shabbir Awan , Chair, ISOC Accessibility SIG Peter Crosbie Judy...
Topics: accessibility, a11y, dcad, igf
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On  Friday March 26th 2021  from  1300-1430 UTC  the  Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group  presents a webinar ‘ Accessible Banking for the Blind in the 21st Century: Experience Sharing from the Developed and Developing Countries ‘, which will bring experts and users from around different parts of the world together to discuss the challenges that people with visual impairment/blindness face particularly with regards to the banking system. SPEAKERS Judith Hellerstein ,...
Topics: Accessibility, blind, banking, pakistan, jordan, uganda, bangladesh, ireland, russia
On  Tuesday February 8 2022  at  19:00 EST  (00:00 UTC / 09:00 JST Jan 20) the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Accessible Multimodal Input in Augmented Reality Training Applications ‘ online.  Ashley Coffey  will share recent  PEAT  research on making immersive hybrid workplaces more inclusive and accessible. She’ll reflect on themes explored in an “ Inclusive XR in the Workplace ” white paper co-authored with the XR Association.  Tim Stutts  will share his design...
Topics: augmented reality, a11yvr, haptics, Magic Leap, Hololens, RealWear, accessibility, AR, XR
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Tuesday November 4 2021  the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosts an online meetup ‘ Accessible SVGs: Pattern, Color Contrast, and Motion Considerations ‘.  Scalable Vector Graphics  (SVGs) became a W3C open standard in 1999 and are still around and thriving Presenter Carie Fisher will focus on the accessibility aspect of SVGs, whether you are creating icons, simple images, or more complex infographics. The meetup will be webcast live via a partnership with the  Internet Society...
Topics: accessibility, svg, scalable vector graphics, wcag
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Friday 30 October 2020    Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group  (A11ySIG)webinar ‘ Accessible Social Media and Videos’ . Social Media and Video content can be a vibrant and engaging way to share information with your audience. Using image descriptions, audio descriptions and captioning you can make your content more inclusive of the disability community. In this presentation,  Greg Shatan ,  ISOC NY ‘s President and A11ySIG’s Treasurer explores how to create...
Topics: Accessibility, a11y, A11ySIG, Social Media
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On  Tuesday April 5 2022  at  7:30pm-8:30pm EDT  (23:30-00:30 UTC) the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosts an online meetup ‘ Accessible Typefaces, Fonts, and Text: Optimizing the reading experience ‘. Typefaces, fonts, and text styling can have a significant impact on the user experience — and there are few accessibility guidelines that relate to text accessibility.  Jared Smith  of  WebAIM  will provide an overview of how reading is processed in the human mind, and how...
Topics: accessibility, fonts, typefaces, WebAIM, a11ynyc, a11y
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Tuesday February 2 2020  the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC)  an online meetup ‘ Accessible Wayfinding Systems will Start a New Era of Accessibility ‘. Accessible wayfinding systems will become ubiquitous in public spaces by 2025. Different technologies and policies are now being developed to prepare for the next exciting era of accessibility in the built environment. In this lecture,  Idan Meir  of  RightHear   walked us through the opportunities, challenges, and other aspects...
Topics: accessibility, wayfinding, a11ynyc, a11y, a11ysig
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April 27 2021   the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosted an online meetup ‘ Accessing Innovation ‘. Humanity is innovating faster and more than ever before.  Cat Noone , co-founder and CEO of  Stark , gave an overview of: The misconceptions about accessibility; Bottlenecks in the product development process; Tips to getting started right now; How organizations profit when all of their customers benefit. Stark believes everyone deserves access to that innovation, and that’s...
Topics: accessibility, design, accessible design
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On  Thursday December 9 2021  at  08:00 EST / 13:00 UTC / 22:00 JST  the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Adapting VR Games for People with Disabilities ‘ online.  Greg Bednarski , founder of  WalkinVR   will present adaptation methods provided via WalkinVR that allow people with disabilities to play in virtual reality, including: Play with another person’s assistance; Allow people with limited motion to move with controllers; Use controllers to move virtually (also called space...
Topics: a11yvr, a11y, accessibility, VR
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On  Thursday August 13 2020  the  African Union Commission  (AU), the   Internet Society  (ISOC), the  African Network Information Centre  (AFRINIC), and  NetHope  in collaboration with the  African Telecommunications Union   (ATU), the  Association for Progressive Communications  (APC) and  Mozilla , presented a webinar ‘ The Role of Fibre Optic Backbone Infrastructure in Affordable Access ‘. This, the sixth webinar of the African Internet Resilience series, explored...
Topics: Africa, Infrastructure, networks, fibre
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On  Wed-Thu 5-6 October 2022  the  Kenya Network Information Centre  (KeNIC) will host the  2022 Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum  in Nairobi. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Africa DNS Forum, under the theme “ Attaining Inclusivity and Diversity in the DNS Ecosystem in Africa ”. Du  mercredi 5 au jeudi 6 octobre 2022 , le  Kenya Network Information Center   (KeNIC) accueillera  le Forum 2022 sur le système de noms de domaine  (DNS) en Afrique à Nairobi. Cette...
Topics: Africa, Internet, DNS, ICANN, DNS Forum
On  Thursday October 15 2020  at  10:00 UTC  the  African Union Commission  (AU) and the   Internet Society  (ISOC), in collaboration with  Huawei , present a webinar ‘ Digital Solutions for Health Services and the Medical Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic ‘. This, the seventh and last webinar of the African Internet Resilience series, will explore how Africa can build on the digital revolution in the health care sector to deliver solutions to fight against COVID-19. The...
Topics: Africa, Resilience, African Union, e-health, Huawei, Internet Society
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On  Friday 26 June 2020 , from  4pm-5:30pm EAT  (13:00-14:30 UTC) the  African Union Commission , the  Internet Society , and the  African Telecommunications Union  will host the second webinar in the ‘African Internet Resilience’ series. This webinar, ‘ Shared Spectrum Strategies to Increase Affordable Access in Rural Areas ‘ assesses the growing impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and work in Africa and examines the readiness of the continent’s Internet infrastructure to help...
Topics: africa, internet, resilience, spectrum, sharing, tvws, tv white spaces, white spaces, telecom...
On  Tuesday-Thursday August 23-25 2022  the  African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022  will convene in Kigali, Rwanda. An open and inclusive forum, AfPIF focuses on developing Internet interconnection and traffic exchange opportunities by bringing together key players – infrastructure providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), content producers and providers, data center operators, policy-makers and regulators, to advance the peering...
Topics: Africa, peering, ixp, internet, development, data centers
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On  July 24 July 2020  the   Internet Society , a global non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet, and  AFRINIC , the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the African region, announced the launch of a new collaborative effort,  Africa Internet Measurements . This collaborative effort, a key component of the Internet Society’s  Measuring the Internet  project, builds upon a strategic, long-term partnership agreement held...
Topics: africa, Internet, measurement, Internet Society, networks
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On  Friday 1st July 2022 , from  4:00pm–5:15pm IST  (10:30-11:45 UTC)  CCAOI , supported by the  Internet Society Delhi Chapter , hosts an online discussion ‘ Amendments to the IT Rules 2021 ‘. India’s  Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology  (MeitY) has published a  draft amendment  to the  Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021  (IT Rules, 2021) and is seeking comments on the same by 6 July 2022. The objective...
Topics: India, Internet policy, Internet governance, regulation, MeitY, social media
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On  12-14 September 2022  the  13th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum  (APrIGF) will be held as a hybrid event, online and in Singapore, with the theme ‘ People at the Centre:Envisioning a community-led Internet that is inclusive, sustainable and trusted ‘. APrIGF serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the...
Topics: Asia Pacific, Internet Governance, IGF
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On  Tuesday Sep 13 2022  at  5:30pm-6:30pm EDT  (21:30-22:30 UTC) the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosts ‘ Assistive Technology for Kids with Multiple Disabilities ‘. When we think about accessible video games, most of us might think about adaptations such as the Xbox adaptive controller. However, this leaves out a large population of people who access games and activities through other adaptive means.  Chau Nguyen  of  iHOPE  will review how play can be impacted by...
Topics: accessibility, occupational therapy, A11y, A11ynyc, iHOPE, disability, CVI
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Wednesday September 2 2020 , the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter , the Internet Governance Lab , and the American University School of Communication - ' Beyond Cambridge Analytica: Microtargeting and Online Campaigns in 2020 '. Use of data and microtargeting in political advertising were famously critiqued after in the 2016 US elections, and in relation to other recent influence campaigns around the world. Though the principal firm known for these campaigns, Cambridge Analytica,...
Topics: isoc dc, microtargeting, Cambridge Analytica, Data Propria
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On  Tuesday October 6 2020 , at  13:00-14.30 UTC , the  African IXP Association , in partnership with the  Internet Society , presents the second webinar in the  Virtual Peering Series – Africa , with the theme ‘ Beyond Peering ‘. Led by LINX, this session presents the evolution of IXPs from pure peering locations to much more of a universal interconnection point.  Mike Heller s, Product Development Manager for LINX talks about how they are evolving their services to reflect this....
Topics: Internet, Peering, Africa, IXP, Internet Society, AFIX
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On  Tuesday June 7 2022  at  7:30pm-8:30pm EDT  (23:30-00:30 UTC) the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  ( A11yNYC ) hosts an online meetup ‘ Breaking Into the Digital Accessibility Profession ‘. Trying to begin a career in digital accessibility can be intimidating as people new to the profession struggle to find paths toward becoming experts in their field. They may want to be an accessibility engineer, an accessibility consultant, an accessibility tester, a disability inclusion advocate, an...
Topics: accessibility, A11yNYC, a11y, ableism, intersectionality
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On  Wednesday July 21 2021     Next Century Cities  hosted their first virtual conference ‘ Broadband is the Electricity of the 21st Century. Let’s Light Up Every Community ‘.  An  academic pre-conference  took place on  Tuesday July 20 2021 .  The agenda items and speakers featured local leadership. Participants were able to engage with federal, state, Tribal and local leaders, policymakers, and advocates through interactive roundtables, fireside chats, and networking sessions....
Topics: broadband, utility, access, usa, Internet
On  Tuesday January 11 2022  at  7pm-8pm EST  (00:00-01:00 UTC Jan12) the  Accessibility NYC Meetup  (A11yNYC) hosts an online meetup ‘ Broke with Accessible Taste: Understanding the Economics of Digital Access in US ‘. Conversations about digital accessibility are predominantly centered on the technical and monetary expenses of implementation in products and applications. Missing from these conversations are socioeconomic factors faced by people with disabilities that can be...
Topics: Accessibility, A11yNYC, A11y
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On  Saturday June 11 2022  at  2pm-3:30pm EDT  (18:00-19:30 UTC)  The Knowledge House  (TKH) and  The Andrew Freedman Home  (AFH) will be  launching a new Gigabit Center in the Bronx . The center will offer long-term digital literacy and TKH training programs at the AFH. Project partners include  The Bronx Community Foundation ,  CityBridge ,  Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council  (MBSCC),  The Bronx Digital Equity Coalition ,  NYC Office of Technology and Innovation ,  ZenFi...
Topics: Bronx, nyc, internet, broadband, gigabit, Eric Adams, LinkNYC, ZenFi
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Today  Monday 7 December 2020  at  12:00 UTC  the  Internet Society  hosts an interactive online panel discussion ‘ Building Community Networks in the MENA Region ‘. This event promotes a concept new to the Middle East and North Africa region: getting Internet access by creating  “community” networks . These are established partnerships between residents of remote areas and major telecommunication companies with simple self-financing, or through an existing civil society...
Topics: community networks, Internet Society, MENA
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Thursday 2nd July 2020  -  Internet Society Kenya Chapter  webinar ‘ Building Community Networks to bridge the Social and Economic Divide ‘. There is widespread recognition of the opportunities and potential benefits of expanding access to the Internet, as recognized by the  Sustainable Development Goal  (SDG) targets.  Community networks  are increasingly being proposed as a solution to connect the unconnected. This webinar was facilitated by Miss  Irene Misoi , a fellow in the ...
Topics: community networks, kenya, internet access
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This week the  10th International Cybersecurity Symposium , hosted by Keio University & The MITRE Corporation, takes place with the overall theme. ‘ Building Global Trust for Cyber-Deterrence During an Uncontrolled Pandemic ‘. Today,  Tuesday October 6 2020 , at  11:20 UTC  (07:20 EDT | 20:20 JST) the #1 Plenary Panel ‘ Building Cyber Norms ‘  will be webcast live via  ISOC.LIVE . Panelists : Greg Rattray  (Senior Research Professor, Columbia University) Joshua W. Walker...
Topics: cybersecurity, cybernorms, cyber norms
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On  Tuesday April 12 2022  at  19:30 EDT / 23:30 UTC / 08:30 JST (APR 13)  the  Accessibility VR Meetup  hosts ‘ Building a More Accessible Social Virtual Reality World ‘ online.  Thomas Logan  is the owner of  Equal Entry , whose mission is “contributing to a more accessible world.” Equal Entry has been hosting events as part of the Accessibility Virtual Reality Meetup for two years. In the last three months, they’ve worked with developer intern  Owen Wang  to create new...
Topics: a11y, accessibility, VR, XR, social media, Mozilla Hubs, Thomas Logan
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On  Wednesday June 10 2020  at  9am-10am EDT  (13:00-14:00 UTC) the  Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung  and the  Center for Democracy & Technology  will host a webinar ‘ COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in the U.S., EU and Asia ‘. Speakers from all three regions will discuss the current debates on best practices to use technology to effectively contact trace while maintaining privacy. This is the inaugural webinar for the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung’s Tech and COVID-19 webinar series, and the...
Topics: covid-19, contact tracing, privacy, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, CDT