James Thurston, Senior Policy Manager with the accessibility team at Microsoft will be hosting the following panel at 8:00am on Thursday March 1st at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities

Session Description: In November 2011, UNESCO, in partnership with Microsoft Corporation, organized a meeting entitled "Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities: A Dialogue among Educators, Industry, Government and Civil Society".  The  meeting was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.   The objective of this event was to facilitate a deep and multi-stakeholder dialogue on the challenges of and practical solutions for promoting personalization through technology in the classrooms for students, particularly with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.  This session will be a panel discussion of some the participants and will be an opportunity to explore the summary report of the event.

Panelist include:

  • Gary Moulton, Microsoft Corporation
  • Amy Goldman, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University/UCEDD
  • Cynthia Feist, PhD, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Axel Leblois, G3ict
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaie, UNESCO
  • Donal Rice, National Disability Authority of Ireland,
  • James Thurston, Microsoft