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Board of Trustees 
Board of Advisors  

Board of Trustees

Ambassador Luis Gallegos

Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva, former Ambassador to the United States of America, and Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


  • Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Founding Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Kevin Carey, Chairman, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
  • Daniel Aghion, Executive Director, W2i


  • Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict (Secretary)
  • Christine Forget, CFO and Publisher, G3ict (Treasurer)
  • Jay Cardinali, Chair, IAAP Global Leadership Council


Board of Advisors

The role of the Board of Advisors is to provide thought leadership to the G3ict's programs, and to help define objectives for each program.

Corporate Leaders

  • David Errington, CEO, Accesible Media Inc. (AMI)
  • Shilpi Kapoor, Founder/CEO, BarrierBreak
  • Andrew Kirkpatrick, Group Product Manager, Accessibility, Adobe Systems
  • Christopher Lee, Ph.D., AMAC Accessibility Solutions & Research Center at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Suzan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Laura Ruby, Director, Accessibility Policy & Standards, Microsoft Corporation
  • Ruoyi Zhou, Ph.D., Director, Accessibility Research, IBM Research

Committee Chairs

  • G3ict Research Committee Chair: Martin Gould, Accessibility Expert
  • G3ict Advocacy Committee Chair: John D. Kemp, Esq. President and CEO, The Viscardi Center
  • G3ict EmployAbility Chair: Debra Ruh, CEO, Ruh Global Communications 
  • G3ict Education Task Force Chair: Licia Sbattella, Ph.D., Associate  Professor of Accessibility/Natural Language Processing and President's Delegate for Disability, Politecnico di Milano
  • G3ict Strategy and Development Committee Chair: Frances West, Principal, franceswest.co


  • Tamas Babinski, Accessibility Advisor, IBM
  • David Berman, President, David Berman Communications; PDF/UA committee member; Chair of the Carleton University Access Network
  • Peter Blanck, Chairman/Professor, Burton Blatt Institute/Syracuse University
  • Judy Brewer, Director WAI - Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Gerald Craddock, CEUD - National Disability Authority, Ireland
  • Alireza Darvishy, Professor, Head of the ICT Accessibility Lab, Zurich University for Applied Sciences; Center of Accessibility, Credit Suisse Group 
  • David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technologies Industry Association (ATIA) 
  • Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT; Fellow of The Irish Computer Society; ITU representative at the Joint Technical Advisory Group (JTAG) for the revision of the ISO/IEC Guide 71
  • Simão Ferraz de Campos Neto, Counsellor, ITU-T SG 16 International (ITU)
  • K. Anne-Rivers Forcke, Global Government Industry Marketing Manager, IBM
  • Larry Goldberg, Director, Accessible Media, Yahoo!
  • Mohamed Jemni, Professor, Director of ICT, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaite, UNESCO
  • Emdad Khan, Founder, President and CEO, InternetSpeech
  • Fernando Laguarda, Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Dipendra Manocha, DAISY Consortium
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, The World Bank
  • Mike Paciello, Founding Partner, The Paciello Group
  • Victor Pineda, President, The Victor Pineda Foundation
  • Ken Salaets, Director, Technology and Trade Policy, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
  • Susan Schorr, Head, Special Initiatives Division, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
  • Katherine Seelman, Professor Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Associate Dean Disability Programs School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jenifer Simpson, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)
  • Victor Tsaran, Google


  • Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Deputy Head of Unit, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, DG Employment and Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the CRPD / UN DESA
  • Eric Zhang, Social Affairs Officer, Secretariat for the CRPD / UN DESA 
  • Fred Doulton, Social Affairs Officer, UN DESA
  • Dónal Rice, Public Sector Duty Manager, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission