Date:

November 8, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.

Theme:

Accessible electronic administration: achievements, pending achievements.

Objective: 

Know comparatively the current state of electronic administration in Ecuador and Spain in relation to accessibility for blind people, expose some of the achievements and analyze what remains to be done.

Event Coordinator:

María Hallo (Ecuador) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Professor at the Faculty of Systems Engineering of the National Polytechnic School.

Moderador:

Sergio Luján Mora (Spain) (https://twitter.com/sergiolujanmora): Professor at the University of Alicante (Spain).

Participants:

Jose Angel Carrey Torralba

Biography:

I am visually impaired (totally blind from birth) and hearing impaired (hearing aid user). I was born in Zaragoza on 03/08/1972. I studied a Law Degree at the University of Zaragoza, (class of 1996) and I took the Training Course for the Profession of Lawyer of the Illustrious Bar Association of Zaragoza, between 1996-1998. Since 1999, I have been a civil servant in the General State Administration, and I work as an Administrative Assistant in the State Law Office in Barcelona. Promoter in Spain of the legislative reform of the electoral law that made possible the implementation in 2008 of a secret voting procedure accessible by means of braille for blind people. Involved in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities and for accessibility. Since 2004 I have been a member of the Catalan Association for the Integration of Blind Persons, and currently president of the entity. Promoter of several complaints for infringement of web accessibility regulations in the Spanish State, achieving the first sanctions imposed for said breaches, particularly against Vueling and Iberia.

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Katherine Franco

Biography:

Katherine Franco, born in the city of Quito on January 6, 1991, I have been visually impaired for 23 years, I did my primary and secondary studies at the Sagrados Corazones de Rumipamba school, graduating with a specialty in social sciences. In 2010 I began my university studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, obtaining my bachelor's degree in social management. Mother of 5 year old Hanna Franco. Currently a user of the Ecuadorian Guide Dog School (EPGE) for people with visual disabilities to which I have Kim, my guide dog, who is my eyes when I move. Katherine is an urban cyclist from the "ciegocleta" cycling group, a swimmer, and a lover of hiking. Professionally, I have worked as a social worker at Icesa, a Human Forse human resources consultancy, and I currently work at the Technical Coordination of the National Council for Equality of Disabilities, CONADIS Ecuador.

Juan José Montiel Pérez

Biography:

Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. I have been fighting and having fun with technology for more than fifteen years. My goal? Make it more accessible every day... and learn, always learn something new. Specialized in .NET, I am passionate about developing and making applications that improve the day-to-day life of people who, like me, have a different way of accessing information. I have participated in many projects as a developer and also as an accessibility consultant, providing technical solutions to those clients who have wanted their applications to be more accessible to everyone. Proud husband and father of an adorable seven-year-old boy. I adore music (I'm a pianist, although I don't have much time left for that hobby if I hit the PC keys), and I am a staunch lover of literature.

 

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Carlos Miguel Montenegro López

Biography:

Carlos Miguel Montenegro López, born in the city of Quito-Ecuador on January 11, 1979, lover of family life, nature and sports. I studied at the Central University of Ecuador Faculty of Economic Sciences obtaining the title of Labor Economist I have been working since 2017 where I work as an Analyst in the Technical Coordination of the National Council for Equality of Disabilities CONADIS Ecuador, where we ensure to guarantee the rights of people with disabilities and their families. Additionally, since 2018 I am part of the "Waal Foundation", a non-profit organization, focused on generating concrete actions to promote prenatal prevention of diseases and deficiencies in unborn children, where I work as Tutor-Monitor of Courses that are offered on the aforementioned theme.

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