International Workshop
UDX Conference (6F)
November 23rd (Sat) 13:00-17:00
Conference on Information Accessibility
UDX Conference (6F)
November 24th (Sun) 10:00-17:00
Workshop on Information Accessibility
UDX Next1 (4F)
November 23rd (Sat) 10:00-17:00
November 24th (Sun) 10:00-15:00

International Workshop

November 23rd (Sat) 13:00-17:00  UDX Conference(6F)

Diffusion of Telecommunication Relay Service

apan doesn’t have TRS as a public service yet. In order for Japan to prepare the establishment of the 24 hour 365 day free of charge service all over the country, the situations and experiences of the US, Europe, Korea and Thailand will be introduced and discussed.

Part Ⅰ Current situation of telecommunication relay service

Presentation about the situation of telecommunication in USA, Europe, Korea, Thailand and Japan.

Part Ⅱ Panel Discussion and Q&A


Ms. Andrea J. Saks (International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf)Saks
(International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf,Convener ITU Joint Coordinating Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors, Coordinator IGF Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability)


Mr. Jeff McWhinney Jeff
(Managing Director of SignVideo, the member of European Union of the Deaf’s ICT Experts Working Group)


Mr. Choi Woan-Sikchol
(Director, National Information Society Agency of Korea)


Mr. Somyos Sundaravibhat somyos
(Director of Thai Telecommunication Relay Service)


Mr. Withayoot Bunnag Bunnag
(Advisory Committee member of Thai Telecommunication Relay Service)


Mr. Masayuki InoueIno
(Associate Professor, National Technical University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Conference on Information Accessibility

November 23rd (Sat) 13:00-17:00UDX Conference(6F)

The World without sound
– what we can hear through heart-to-heart contact –

Nov 24th 10:00-11:00 Speech
Mr. Kentaro Hayase, Filmmaker


My experience with ITU for the global accessibility

Nov 24th 11:00-12:00 Key Speech
Ms. Andrea J Sack ITU AdvisorSaks



Google’s proposal for solutions to change people’s life

Nov 24th 12:00-13:00 Key Speech
Mr. Kannan Pashupathy, Google,


A social change being made by accessibility of information

Nov 24th 13:00-14:30 Panel discussion


Chair Ms. Eiko Ogura(Japanese Association of Sign Language Interpreters)

  • Mr. Fujisaburo Ishino, President of Japanese Federation of the Deaf
  • Ms. Asako Hirokawa, Theatre Accessibility Network
  • Mr. Yasushi Ishihara, Vice President of Tsukuba University of Technology
  • Ms. Chika Sekine, Prof. of Doshisha University, President of UDIT(Universal Design Institute for Information Technology


3/11 and information accessibility

Professor Atsushi TANAKA
The Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo


Workshop on Information Accessibility

November23rd (Sat) 10:00-17:00  UDX Next1(4F)
November24th (Sun) 10:00-15:00  UDX Next1(4F)

Report 1
Nov 23rd 10:00-11:00R1-1
Promotion of policies ensuring communication for everyone

Prof. Hajime Yamada
Info-communication Access Council
Department of Policy Studies, Faculty of Economics, Toyo Universityyamada
Report 2
Nov 23rd 11:00-12:00
Our study of Development for Disaster and Emergency
Communication System for Persons with Hearing and Speaking Disabilities

Mr. Hiroshi Nakabayashi
The Telecommunication Technology Committee NTT Data Institute of management consulting, Inc.
Special Report
Nov 23rd 12:00-13:00
SLinto; Sign language dictionary in the age of Cloud and
remote sign language interpreting.

Mr. Junto Ohki, President, ShuR GroupRZ

Ms. Tomoko Ohshima, Microsoft JapanRZ-MicroSoft

Report 3
Nov 23rd 13:00-14:00kyoyozugif
Accessibility leads to products and services usable for everyone
Mr. Yasuyuki Hoshikawa
The Accessible Design Foundation of Japan
Report 4
Nov 23rd 14:00-15:00R4-1R4-2
On accessibility of public transport
Mr.Tokutaro Iwata
Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation
Report 5
Nov 23rd 15:00-16:00kuro
The activities of Hearing Impairment Facilities in Japan
The activities of Hearing Impairment Facilities in Japan
Mr. Nobuyuki Kurosaki,
National Federation of Hearing Impairment Facilities Conferencekuro
Report 6
Nov 23rd 16:00-17:00CS
Our challenge toward future barrier-free broadcasting
Organization of Broadcasting for People with Disability
– Dr. Masahito Kawamori, Project Professor Graduate School of Media and
Governance Keio University
ITU Acting Rapporteur, “Accessibility to multimedia systems and services”
ITU-T Study Group 16
-Mr. Norihiko Nishitaki, Director, Japanese Federation of the Deaf
-Mr. Yuzo Ohshima, japanese Orgabaization of CSbroodoccasting for People
with Disability WXECUTIVEDirector YUzo OSHIMA
Report 7
Nov 24th 11:00-12:00
Aiming to improve Information and Communication Accessibility of our society: two examples
Mr. Yasunobu Ishii,
Director, Disability Programs, The Nippon Foundationishi
Report 8
Nov 24th 11:00-12:00nhk01
The current topics of technologies for Sign Language and Captioning broadcasting
Dr. Nobuyuki Hiruma
Senior Research Engineer
NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories
Report 9
Nov 24th 13:00-14:00 
Towards accessible broadcasting and universal broadcasting service
Mr. Isamu Yohii, New Media Inc.yosii
Mr. Naoatsu Sata, Dentsu Inc.
Report 10
Nov 24th 14:00-15:00
Sign Language Interpreter—from the viewpoint of information accessibility
Ms. Noriko Komeno
Director, The National Research Association for Sign Language InterpretationR10-2