[IRPCoalition] IRPC Steering Committee Elections

Marianne Franklin m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk
Wed Oct 1 19:48:14 EEST 2014

Dear all

Just to confirm that I am nominating Catherine for incoming co-Chair. 
Thanks Catherine for posting your statement.

best wishes

On 30/09/2014 11:28, Easton, Catherine wrote:
> Dear all,
> Thank you for the nominations to stand as Co-Chair.  Please see below 
> for my profile.
> I am a lecturer in law at Lancaster University in the UK.My research 
> is in the area of Internet governance with a particular focus on 
> accessibility and policies to support disabled people's access to 
> technology.I work in the area of standards development in accessible 
> design and carry out research into the legal and policy environment 
> relating to equal access.I am keen to make a tangible difference in 
> relation to increasing access to technology and have organised 
> engagement events with technology developers to promote the importance 
> of accessibility in online design.I work with a number of campaign 
> groups to promote access to technology for disabled people.I am the 
> treasurer of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology 
> Association (BILETA) and carry out editing and review responsibilities 
> for a number of academic law and technology journals.I am currently a 
> member of the IRP steering committee; I spoke at an IRP workshop in 
> Bali and was active in furthering the work of the IRP and the Charter 
> at the Istanbul IGF.I also promoted the Charter at the EuroDig event 
> in Berlin.I will represent the IRP coalition at the International 
> Disability Rights Affirmation Conference in early October.My vision 
> for the Charter involves promoting the rights it enshrines in order to 
> extend its influence as a tangible legal framework.I am dedicated to 
> promoting the aims of the IRP Coalition and building upon the 
> excellent progress made to date on the Charter.I feel that I am well 
> placed to do this from both a legal perspective and through my links 
> to access-focused activist groups.I am fully committed to 
> strengthening the position of the Charter in order to protect the 
> interests of end users in the online environment.  This is a critical 
> point for internet governance with a pressing need to develop 
> strategies to restore trust.  I believe that the work of the IRP and 
> the framework provided by the Charter will be crucial in ensuring that 
> the rights and interests of end users are at the heart of policies 
> relating to the Internet's future development.
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Dr Marianne Franklin
Professor of Global Media & Politics
Convener: Global Media & Transnational Communications Program
Department of Media & Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross,
London SE14 6NW
Tel: +44 20 7919 7072
Email: <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>
Twitter: @GloComm
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