Welcome To The Second
GCC W3C Forum
January 21 - 23 2020

Who We Are

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor and Director Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. Contact W3C for more information.

Why We Are Here

  • Introduce the World Wide Web (W3C) and its strategy

    W3C's workshops and seminars are an important part of its calendar as they are organized to promote early participation (from members and the public) in the development of W3C activities. The workshops are usually intended to bring together specialists, experts and other interested parties to exchange ideas on technology or technical policies, or to address concerns and observations of interest to W3C members in the form of awareness lectures or panel discussions

  • National Framework for Digital Accessibility

    State of Kuwait recently launched the National Framework for Digital Accessibility in cooperation with Public Authority of The Disabled, General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and United Nations Development Program. This project is of great importance within the framework of the project "Achieving Kuwait Vision 2035"

  • Improving the level of education

    In line with the government's orientation to implement the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to make Kuwait a financial and commercial center and apply it through attention to the development of human resources, the Ministry of Education has sought to support and adopt a plan to develop education in order to provide the requirements of the labor market and changes in knowledge, values ​​and skills through the strategy of education (2005 - 2025)

  • National Cybersecurity Strategy

    Phase Two Expansion

    State of Kuwait represented by Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority is working on the National Cybersecurity Strategy 2017-2020 project. The importance of this project is to maintain a balanced, advanced and proactive level of information security in light of the ongoing and increasing challenges and risks in cyberspace that threaten the information infrastructure of the State of Kuwait

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Our Great Speakrs

Mr. J. Alan Bird

W3C Global Business Development Lead

Mr. Shadi Abu-Zahra

Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist

Zeliha (Zel) Iscel

Chair of Blind Citizens Western Australia

Dr. Vivienne Conway

Director - Web Key IT Pty Ltd

Mr. Muhammad Ashkanani

W3C Regional Chapter Manager

Eng. Nayef Alawadhi

W3C GCC Chapter Evangelist

Mrs. Shorouq Alsayegh

KITS Board Member

Eng. Aouhud Alharbi

Networking/Security, Systems and Data modeling Specialist

Eng. Alkhansa Alhusaini

Manager of Planning and Research Department

Eng. Muhammad Adnan Al-Ruwayeh

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21 JAN

9:30Seminar About W3CMr. J. Alan Bird
9:45Digital accessibility, perceptions, expectations and realityDr. Vivienne Conway
10:15Tea Break
10:45Web AccessibilityMr. Shadi Abu-Zahra
11:15Assistive Technology Helping People to LiveMrs. Zel Iscel
11:45Accessibility is innovationDr. Vivienne Conway

22 JAN

9:00Framework for Context-Aware Navigation Using IoT & Web of ThingsEng. Nayef Alawadhi
9:30Standards for Creating Educational Web ContenMrs. Shorouq Alsayegh
10:00Tea Break
10:30The impact of 5G network on different sectorsEng. Muhammad Adnan Al-Ruwayeh
11:00Digital accessibility in KuwaitMr. Muhammad Ashkanani
11:30The vision of Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework.Eng. Alkhansa Alhusaini
12:00Cyber SecurityEng. Aouhud Alharbi

23 JAN

9:00Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Effective Use of Assistive TechnologyDr. Vivienne Conway
9:30Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework: Understanding and Use by Web Developers Mr. Muhammad Ashkanani
10:00Workshop in The Four Principles of Web AccessibilityMrs. Zel Iscel
10:55Tea Break