The UA training series is a joint effort between NARALO, ICANN, and the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), designed to increase UA awareness across the North American region and engage with technical stakeholders directly. The sessions will provide software developers, programmers, email system administrators, and IT leaders in the region with the tools to make their own systems and applications UA ready. Participants who have completed technical sessions will receive a "Certificate of Completion" issued by UASG.
Did you know that the next billion Internet users will not be users of the Latin script? Learn how to reach them and prepare your systems now for the future Internet!
Universal Acceptance is key to achieving a digitally inclusive Internet by ensuring that all domain names and email addresses – regardless of script, language, or character length – are accepted equally by all Internet-enabled applications, devices, and systems. This includes supporting all country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), new and long generic top-level domains (gTLDs), and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
- Audience: Internet users (introduction to UA), programmers, systems analysts, technology students, DNS companies, system administrators, etc.
- Topics : Introduction to Universal Acceptance (UA); Email Addresses Internationalization (EAI) Configuration, UA for Software and Application Developers Outreach and Engagement, The Life of an UA Ambassador
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Resources for Course :
NARALO UNIVERSAL ACCEPTANCE SCHEDULE PUBLISHED IN ICANN'S ORG WEBSITE:
Course announcement on ICANN org website: ICANN and NARALO Join Forces to Build a More Digitally Inclusive Internet
North America Newsletter 2022, article "ICANN North America Community Completes Training Series on Universal Acceptance"
- Is the course free? If not, what is the course fee?
Yes, absolutely free. We thank you for dedicating your time to UA.
2. How many sessions are in the training program?
There are four sessions, one session per week, starting from January 20 to February 10, 12:00 PM EST. Make sure to dedicate 120 minutes for each session. You can find more details here.
3. Will the ZOOM link be the same for each of the sessions?
Yes, after you register, make sure to save the "Universal Acceptance (UA) Training Series Confirmation" email. This message contains your personal unique link for all sessions and downloadable calendar reminders. If you have any trouble, just drop a message to us by email or ask for help in the Telegram Channel [t.me].
4. What are the expectations for participants in the program and tangible benefits of taking this course??
We prepared a list of takeaways according to the possible profile of each participant. See below. In case you need more details for your particular case, feel free to drop us a message.
For CTOs, Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Tech Enthusiasts
For System Developers and Web Applications Programmers
For Email Systems Administrators
For Computer and Social Science Researchers and Academicians
5. What is the format of the training and can I get copies of the presentations?
You will join live Zoom classes delivered by distinguished UA speakers with all possibilities of interaction. Presentation materials will be sent to your email in the PDF format a couple of hours before the training begins. Also, full session recordings will be available to you as well, in case you need to review or you are unable to attend a particular session.
6. Will the course include assignments or tests?
During the training, speakers will present you with some interactive quizzes to review important concepts. These are not tests or exams, just a fun way of interacting with the material.
7. Is a certificate issued by ICANN?
Each participant who attends at least 3 sessions will receive a PDF format certificate issued by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group [uasg.tech].
8. Will there be advanced course in the future for UA?
Yes. We hope to keep in touch with you for future training opportunities and look forward to your ideas to create new advanced training sessions, according to your needs.
9. Can I connect with the UA facilitators?
Yes. In fact, please do so. All of us are here to help.
10. How do I keep updated on new developments on UA and get involved?
Make sure to visit Universal Acceptance Steering Group [uasg.tech] webpage, sign up for the newsletter and follow @UASGTech [twitter.com] on social media. We will be pleased to get you involved so drop us a message for a friendly talk.
NARALO UA Slide deck for promotion
Sessions and Presentations
Session 1: Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 17:00 UTC
|“An Introduction to Universal Acceptance”|
Dennis Tan, Senior Platform Manager, Verisign
Joe Catapano - Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, ICANN
Session 2: Thursday, 27 January 2022 - 17:00 UTC
“ Configuring for Internationalized Email Addressed (EAI)"
EAI Check : https://uasg.tech/eai-check/
UASG004: test cases : https://uasg.tech/download/uasg-004-use-cases-for-ua-readiness-evaluation-en/
Regional Technical Engagement Manager, ICANN
Session 3 : Thursday, 3 February 2022 -17:00 UTC
Universal Acceptance (UA) for Java Developers
Senior Director, IDN and UA Programs, ICANN
Founder - ThinkTrans
Session 4: Thursday, 10 February 2022 - 17: 00 UTC
Outreach and Engagement, The Life of an UA Ambassador
UASG 018A: https://uasg.tech/download/uasg-018a-ua-compliance-of-some-programming-language-libraries-and-frameworks-en/
Internet Governance and Policies Consultant
Glossary of Terms
IDN Glossary: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/glossary-2014-02-04-en
ICANN Glossary: https://www.icann.org/resources/en/glossary
New gTLD Glossary: https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/glossary
IANA Glossary: https://www.iana.org/glossary
Social Media promotion:
First “Save the Date” social media post (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN) went live on October 14 . This is the link to the tweet shared by ICANN Comms department in all 3 platforms: https://twitter.com/ICANN/status/1448000637552275476
Organizing Committee :
|Bill Jouris||NARALO Universal Acceptance WG|
|Eduardo Diaz||NARALO Chair|
|Glenn Mc Knight||NARALO incoming Secretary|
|Naela Sarras||GSE North America VP|
|Joe Catapano||GSE North America|
|Daniel Fink||ICANN - GSE LAC staff|
|Silvia Vivanco||ICANN - staff Senior Manager, At-Large Regional affairs|
|Alex Dans||ICANN - staff LAC Communications|
|Dennis Tan||UASG (TBC)|