Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
February 29
11:00 AMKYIVValeriia Tkach, Deputy Chief Executive of E-Services Development, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine;
Volodymyr Brusilovskyi, Team Leader of the “Action Support Project”, UNDP Ukraine;
Dmytro Popov, author of the study, UNDP in Ukraine’s consultant on web accessibility, International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (online)
Evolution of web accessibility in the public sector: Research findings revealed

Topics of focus:

– What is the level of accessibility on Ukrainian government websites, the primary barriers faced by people with disabilities, and has there been any improvement in the past three years?

Why is it interesting?
Government websites’ accessibility has shown a steady upward trend for the second consecutive year. In 2023, a notable 22% of the surveyed government sites met the required standards for accommodating people with disabilities, marking a 9% surge from 2021. These findings stem from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, supported financially by the Government of Japan. This annual assessment, conducted by monitoring 100 websites, at the end of 2023, sheds light on the progress made by Ukraine in enhancing digital inclusivity.

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12:00 PMKYIVKaterina Sergatskova, co-founder, and executive director of the 2402 Foundation;
Anton Skiba, 2402 Foundation expert, risk assessment trainer;
Kate Parkinson, co-founder and CEO of Head Set, winner of the Women in Innovation Award (online)
Ukraine’s first Head Set VR training presentation

Why is it interesting?
The 2402 Foundation is set to kick off an innovative security training initiative tailored for individuals residing and operating in conflict zones. Offering a hands-on approach, participants will undergo immersive simulations mirroring high-stress scenarios, all while ensuring their safety.

The program’s practical drills will center on identifying and managing threats, risks, and security incidents commonly encountered by journalists, humanitarian organizations representatives, war crimes investigators, human rights advocates, and volunteers in war-torn and frontline regions.

Leveraging virtual reality technology, the program will feature two primary scenarios: street protests and digital security. These simulations will provide invaluable experience in navigating civil unrest and safeguarding sensitive information amidst real threats and psychological pressures.

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2:00 PMKYIVSerhii Reva, Head of the Department for Organizational Work on Humanitarian Demining at the Ukraine’s State Emergency Service (in person);
State Emergency Service EOD specialist units: Operations since the onset of full-blown war

Why is it interesting?
Since the outbreak of the all-out war, State Emergency Service explosive ordnance disposal specialists teams have been tirelessly engaged in neutralizing the threats posed by land mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The scope and magnitude of mine action have witnessed a notable surge.

To date, over 470,000 explosive devices have been rendered safe, with more than 1,170 square kilometers of territory surveyed since the commencement of hostilities.

In a comprehensive sweep, SES explosives expert units have successfully cleared a multitude of hazards, including 14,181 facilities and residences, 7,847 kilometers of power lines, 549 kilometers of gas pipelines, 3,736 kilometers of roads, and 606 kilometers of railroad tracks.