Meeting for Formal Handover & Briefing by Outgoing Chair held on 18-February-2024

From Internet Society Accessibility Standing Group


Present Gunela Astbrink -Immediate Past Chair, ISOC Accessibility Standing Group- Chairing Dr. Praveen Misra - Chairperson Accessibility Standing Group Dr Ashutosh Pathak - Vice Chair Accessibility Standing Group Diná Santana Santos - Vice Chair Accessibility Standing Group Nancy Marangu - Secretary Accessibility Standing Group


  1. Introduction
  2. ASG Disability Leadership Training Project
  3. ASG Budget
  4. ASG Activity Plan
  5. AOB

MIN1/ASG1/EC/PRELIMINARIES/INTRODUCTION The meeting was called to order by the chair and began with introductions. The chair welcomed members to the meeting and congratulated them for their election to serve as the executive committee for the Accessibility Standing Group (ASG) for the two year period ending 2025 and thanked the outgoing Chair for the work done under her stewardship during the past years

MIN2/ASG1/EC/ASG DISABILITY LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROJECT It was noted: An online e-learning course on Disability Leadership in Internet Governance was under design and Ms. Esther Kioni, the ISOC Manager of e-learning was coordinating the teams. The course material is being developed by the ISOC vendor LaRhonda Jefferson of Labyrinthe. Additionally, the draft guidelines developed by Christopher Lee of IAAP for ISOC on accessible e-learning will be circulated to the new leadership team. The Chair complimented the previous EC for the hard work done in taking this initiative and requested the outgoing Chair Ms. Gunela to continue leading this initiative, which she graciously accepted. Action: The new executive committee to review both the guidelines and the online course content for their input. Ms. Gunela will continue to lead this initiative along with the new EC and other members involved.

MIN3/ASG1/EC/ASG BUDGET It was observed that ASG has no structure for resource mobilization. However, the ASG activities up to USD 15K are financed through ISOC Action: The ASG Executive Committee to make a budget proposal

MIN4/ASG1/EC/ASG ACTIVITY PLAN It was agreed the ASG Executive Committee designs an activity plan and consults with Kyle Shulman for any support. Action: The ASG Executive Committee to design an activity plan for the next two years.

MIN4/IAOs/AOB The outgoing Chair briefed members on the recommendations of the Nomination Committee for each position and the profile of each candidate recommended. On the query of the present Chair whether these nominations and positions are binding on the new EC, Ms. Gunela informed that the positions apart from the elected ones are informal structures and can be changed as per requirements. The nomination committee recommendations are also non-binding on the EC. Further it was informed that since the financial aspects of ASG are with ISOC, there is no role left for the treasurer.

There being no other business to be deliberated upon, the meeting ended.