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  1. People who are deaf or hard of hearing use captions to understand spoken words and sounds. Real-time captions, or Computer Assisted Real-time Translation (CART), are widely used as events take place. This month, At-Large Community will start using this technology to provide greater access to information for
    Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): NARALO
  2. As seven new members joined the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) at the end ICANN 54, ICANN At-Large Policy Staff, in collaboration with the ALAC Chair, held a structured ALAC on-boarding webinar in January to help members gain better understanding of the ALAC and facilitate their participation. As a first-time
    Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO
  3. Below are some APRALO activities and numbers we TOGETHER accomplished during 2015. Links of each highlighted topic are posted for easy access and view. APRALO Showcase was conducted during ICANN 52 in Singapore meeting on 11th of February 2015 with the support of regional partners (DotAsia, APNIC and APTLD) and
    Topic(s): Engagement, Reviews/ImprovementsOrganization(s): APRALO
  4. The ALAC and At-Large community held 30 meetings at ICANN54. The ALAC held a new strategy session on 17 October 2015 as well as a very successful first development session on 23 October 2015. The ALAC withdrew its support for the single membership model previously proposed by the CCWG-Accountability. The ALAC also
  5. The website of the ICANN At-Large Community is being redesigned and the Beta test version of the new website is live! Take a spin at the new Beta test site at Let us know what we can improve by leaving a comment here:
    Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC, ALAC, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO
  6. ALAC/At-Large Achievements at the 54th ICANN Meeting in Dublin Date: 9 November 2015 Representatives from the At-Large community held 30 meetings during the 54th ICANN Public Meeting that took place in Dublin, Ireland 18th - 22th October 2015. Among the many policy and process-related issues discussed during
  7. EURALO members are finalizing the organization of their General Assembly (GA) which will be held in two parts on Wednesday 21st October. GA Part 1 will focus on a substantive discussion of the theme “Public Interest” at time: 10:30-12:00. This section will have as invited speaker Nora Abusitta, ICANN’s VP,
    Topic(s): Public InterestOrganization(s): EURALO
  8. All RALOs are carrying out Action Items from ICANN53. All RALOs are engaged in extensive discussions on the second draft report from the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) and on the public comment proceeding initiated by the IANA Stewardship Transition
  9. On 4 September, AFRALO submitted a statement [PDF, 62 KB] in response to the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Second Draft Proposal. The statement was widely discussed and approved by all AFRALO members via the mailing list. Some highlights of the AFRALO position include "concerns
  10. Currently 192 At-Large Structures make up the backbone of the At-Large community and more specifically of the Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs). In an effort to improve ALS participation within their RALOs and promote their activity at the At-Large level, staff has created the At-Large Onboarding Program.
    Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): AFRALO, ALAC, APRALO, EURALO, LACRALO, NARALO
  11. At-Large staff and Global Stakeholder Engagement staff at ICANN's hub office in Singapore are organizing the fourth joint capacity building webinar on the theme of the New gTLDs. The webinar is scheduled for 05:00 UTC on 29 September and will review the New gTLD program, GNSO activities about New gTLDs and
    Topic(s): New gTLDsOrganization(s): APRALO
  12. EURALO members continue preparations for the EURALO General Assembly to be held on Wednesday, 21 October during ICANN54. See 2015 EURALO General Assembly at ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland Workspacefor updates. On 5 September, the call for nominations for Regional Leadership selections ended. Olivier Crépin Leblond
    Topic(s): EngagementOrganization(s): EURALO
  13. The process to elect the LACRALO ALAC Member continues.
    Organization(s): LACRALO
  14. NARALO members are leading the organization of a captioning pilot project, including a survey to be distributed among participants of meetings with such facilities.
    Organization(s): NARALO
  15. The ALAC enjoyed a busy period of policy advice development activities and submitted four Policy Advice Statements in response to the ICANN Public Comment proceedings, as well as the public comment initiated by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). Notably, the ALAC has made extraordinary