Dynamic Coalitions

Below is a listing of the Dynamic Coalitions brought to the attention of the IGF Secretariat. All Dynamic Coalitions may request a listing on this page by contacting the IGF Secretariat: igf [at] unog.ch.


The StopSpamAlliance

Dynamic Coalition on Privacy

The IGF Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (IGF DCOS)

The Dynamic Coalition on Access and Connectivity for Remote, Rural and Dispersed Communities

Dynamic Coalition on the Internet Bill of Rights

Coalition Dynamique pour la Diversité Linguistique

[email protected] Dynamic Coalition

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet (FOEonline)

Online Collaboration Dynamic Coalition

Gender and Internet Governance (GIG)

Framework of Principles for the Internet

Dynamic Coalition on Child Online Safety

Dynamic Coalition on "Accessibility and Disability"


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established a Dynamic Coalition on “Accessibility and Disability”. The initial Terms of References for the Group are detailed below. Andrea Saks (ITU/TDI Telecommunications for the deaf Inc) welcomed the proposal and volunteered to coordinate this effort.

Users of telecommunications and information technology have a varied capability of handling information and the controls for its presentation. The source of this variation lies in cultural and educational backgrounds as well as on age-related functional limitations, in disabilities, and in other natural causes.

The Dynamic Coalition on "Accessibility and Disability", facilitating interaction between relevant bodies, aims to ensure that ICT accessibility is included in the key debates around Internet governance issues, in order to build a future where all sectors of the global community have equal access to communications and online information. We are convinced that the entire community can benefit from an “accessible ICT world”, as people can be permanently or temporarily disabled due to personal, environmental (e.g. a phone call in a noisy environment) or cultural (e.g. spoken language diversity) conditions. Moreover, we will all grow old and lose abilities that we take for granted now, thus enlarging the part of the population that would benefit from accessible communication.

Members: The coalition is open to any organization entity or individual working on the field, including Standard Developing Organizations (SDOs).

Coordinator:  Andrea Saks, (ITU/TDI Telecommunications for the deaf Inc)

"Organizations and Institutions"
The initial coalition partners include individual representatives and affiliates representing the following organizations and institutions:

  • ITU – International Telecommunication Union
  • DAISY Consortium – Digital Accessible Information System Consortium
  • G3ict – The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
  • ICDRI International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
  • ISOC-AR – Argentina Chapter of Internet Society
  • People Who
  • ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority
  • Council of Europe
  • Mais Diferenças
  • NCC – Nigerian Communications Commission
  • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • WAI - W3C Web Accessibility Initiative




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Mailing List

[email protected]

Contact: Andrea Saks [email protected]  
DCAD Secretariat: [email protected] 

Activity Report up to 30 June 2008
Access and Disability in IGF Meetings

Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change


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