[ONLINE] - Designing Accessible and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure


In order for societies to achieve their full potential in the digital age, all citizens must be able to engage online with their governments and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of connectivity, yet also exacerbated underlying inequalities domestically and internationally. Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) platforms present value propositions that include increasing societal efficiency and productivity, as well as achieving multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals. Thoughtful design for new digital infrastructure can help increase reach, reduce costs, and maximize utility. This event will consider best practices for civic, governmental, private, and philanthropic organizations to achieve accessible, inclusive, and equitable digital infrastructure that can have wider reach and benefit.

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Cecilia Muñoz, @cecmunoz
Senior Advisor, New America

Jenny Lay-Flurrie, @jennylayfluffy
Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft

Deon Woods-Bell
Senior Advisor, Global Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Samantha Mack
Elections Language Assistance Compliance Manager, State of Alaska

Tomicah Tillemann, @TomicahTD
Executive Director, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative, New America

Hila Levy (moderator)
Fellow, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative, New America