Humberto Insolera Biography
Humberto Insolera was born from a Deaf family and has studied in various universities (Padova, Bristol, Geneva and Washington D.C.). After his graduating, he attended and delivered various seminars, conferences and workshops in various continents.
In 2009, he was Board Member of the European Union of the Deaf (EUD), and since 2013 has been EUD vice-president till 2017. During his time at EUD he has actively participated in European Institutions, such as European Parliament Committee Sessions, European Commission Conference on the European Day of Persons with Disabilities and also in the Council of Europe. From 2013 he has been chairing of the Accessibility Working Group. Dr Humberto Insolera was a Consultant on foreign affairs of the Ente Nazionale Sordi (ENS), Lecturer of Deaf Studies, and independent consultant.
He was a Member of the Expert Group on Human Rights for the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). In addition to this, he has been an Italian Youth Committee Member and coordinated the first and second Italian Deaf academic conference for deaf, deaf blind and hard of hearing delegates in 2011 and 2016. He also participated in the UN CRPD Ad Hoc Committee meetings in New York and was involved in the implementation and monitoring processes of the UN CRPD both in Italy and at a European level via EUD.
In May 2017 he has been elected in EDF Board of Directors and EDF Executive committee. He is chairman of the EDF’s ICT email expert group, EDF Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Committee member, and EDF Youth Committee substitute.