Tag Archives: disability

Accessible Americas: Information and Communications for ALL

Accessible Americas: Information and Communication for ALL is a landmark event aimed at identifying accessibility implementation practices for stakeholders in the Americas Region. Held in Sao Paolo from the 12 – 14 November 2014, the focus will be on how these stakeholders can ensure that assistive technology and accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are widely […]

Advancing ICT Accessibility with ITU

In February 2007 Craig Barrett, then Chairman of Intel, invited ITU, several other international organizations and a small group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – including our nascent organization, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) – to present their plans to promote the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among disenfranchised populations.  Our mission […]

ICT Accessibility requires available and affordable technology

 “When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,”  Javed Abidi, Chairperson, Disabled People’s International (DPI). Today, the linkage between disability and development is getting increasingly recognised in light of the growing discourse on the post-2015 development agenda. However, not many are talking about […]

Disability and Development

Worldwide consultation launched that aims at building an inclusive Information Society for all There are more than 1 billion people living with disabilities. But this figure doesn’t provide the full picture of how disabilities impact the lives of a much broader community because in reality, if we also take into consideration family and friends who provide […]

WCIT-12: New ITRs Article to make ICTs accessible to people with disabilities

Approximately six-hundred and fifty million people around the world live with some form of disability – including both physical and cognitive – with a high percentage of these individuals living in developing countries. This also includes the continuing rise in the number of elderly people living in society today. This accounts for around 10 per […]