"Accessibility" is one of the key terms in Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. For persons with hearing disabilities, information through vision is particularly vital. At the same time, its substantial impact is yet to be fully recognized, for barriers for deaf and hard of hearing people is not visible. Not only are they benefitted from the enhancement of information access, but those with other disabilities and non-disabled people.
With an aim to spread the ideas on accessibility and updates on information access for deaf and hard of hearing people, "Information Accessibility Forum" is organized to promote to develop a society ensuring information access.
|Duration:||From Dec 12th Sat to Dec 13th Sun, 2015|
|Venue:||Akihabara UDX http://udx.jp/
Akihabara Convention Hall http://www.akibahall.jp/
|Organized by:||Japanese Federation of the Deaf|
|Funded by:||The Nippon Foundation|
|In collaboration with:||National University Corporation Tsukuba University of Technology|
|In cooperation with:||The National Research Association for Sign Language Interpretation / Japanese Association of Sign Language Interpreters / National Center of Sign Language Education / NPO Japan Organization of CS Broadcasting for People with Disabilities / NPO National Federation of Hearing impairments Facilities Conference / Japan Deaf Student Association / All Japan Association of Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened People / The Japan Deafblind Association / NPO The All Japan Association for the Research of speech-to-brief text Interpretation / PEPnet-Japan (The Postsecondary Education Programs Network of Japan) / Japan Disability Forum / Japanese Federation of Organizations of the Disabled Persons / Japan Federation of the Blind / Japanese Association of/for People with Intellectual Disabilities / Japan Council on Disability / Japan National Council of Social Welfare / Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities / Kodansha Company Ltd.|
|Specially supported by:
Under auspices of:
|Tottori Pref. / Ishikari City / Koriyama City / Kato City / Sasayama City / Matsusaka City / Ureshino City|
|Sponsored by:||Google Inc. / Pioneer Corporation / Sumitomo Corporation / DENTSU Diversity LAB|
|Supported by:||Cabinet Office of Japanese Government / Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Gunma Pref. / Tokyo Metropolitan / Kanagawa Pref. / Tokushima Pref. / Hagi City / Shintoku Town / Shikaoi Town / National Governors’ Association / Japan Association of City Mayors / National Association of Chairpersons of Prefectural Assemblies / The Accessible Design Foundation of Japan / Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation / Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) / The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry / National Federation of Small Business Associations / The National Conference of Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs / The ITU Association of Japan/ The Japan Association of National Universities / Communications and Information network Association of Japan / The Telecommunication Technology Committee / Telecommunications Carriers Association / Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) /The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association / National Council for the Promotion of Captioned Broadcasting / Council for Promotion of Subtitled TVCM / The Asahi Shimbun Social Welfare Organization / Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association / Nippon Television Kobato Cultural Foundation / The Association for Technical Aids / Japan Hearing Instruments Manufacturers Association / Japan Hearing Instruments Dispensers Association / International Association for Universal Design / Federation of Japanese Films Industry, Inc. / Japanese Para-Sports Association|
|（listed in random order）|