a screenshot of a computer of a ZOOM Meeting desktop app showing faces of the participants of the meeting and AGENDA, IFES, and Australian Aid logos below it.

On 27 May, AGENDA DPO partners together with ASEAN Disability Forum held the 3rd online regional meeting on COVID-19 to discuss how the pandemic has changed their approach in designing and implementing activities. Facilitated by Rebecca Aaberg, IFES Inclusion Specialist, the online meeting was participated by 21 participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia and also colleagues from IFES Headquarter. DPO partners shared their current initiatives and raising awareness activities to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities are promoted and protected during the pandemic, including by building more collaboration with other local DPOs, CSOs, and private sectors. Aside from that, the participants of the meeting also explored ways on how to make the ZOOM’s virtual background feature are inclusive for people with disabilities by describing what they are showing in their background.