ISOC Accessibility Standing Group
Standing Group/Special Interest Groups (SG/SIGs) are an opportunity for Internet Society members to collaborate on and find solutions for topics of interest that are not necessarily addressed directly by the projects under the Internet Society Action Plan.
Membership of the Accessibility Standing Group is open to all Internet Society Members. To join the Internet Society visit https://www.internetsociety.org/become-a-member/ - it's free!
The Internet Society Accessibility Standing Group was formed on November 1 2021, subsequent to ISOC's plan to de-charter existing Special Interest Groups. While the new SIGs are temporary and project-based, both Accessibility and Youth, as Standing Groups, are permanent.
- March 31 2022 Formal welcome from Internet Society BoT Chair Ted Hardie (pdf)
The SG communicates via the Accessibility Standing Group Connect Community
- Chair: Gunela Astbrink
- Vice-Chair: Vashkar Bhattacharjee
- Secretary: Kindy Vereus Montreuil (from March 2022)
- Treasurer: Judith Hellerstein
- Planning and Reporting Officer: (Tie) Zakari Yama and Swaran Sanadhika Ravindra
- ChAC Representative: Shamsuddeen Mohammed Lawal
- AMS Admin: Joly Macfie
On April 12 2022, Klaus Hoeckner was appointed as an an associate member of the leadership team, to act as back up for Shamsuddeen Mohammed Lawal.
- Proxy ChAC Representative: Klaus Hoeckner
- Peter Crosbie (Secretary Jan-Mar 2022)
For 2022, the Internet Society has allocated a maximum of 30’000 USD per SG/SIG to pursue significant activities that support the mission of the Internet Society through the SG/SIGs work. The Accessibility SG Activity Plan (AP) will be inclusive of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and an activity budget. The activity framework will conceptualize, measure, and evaluate the work the SG/SIG will carry out throughout 2022