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» Read headlines from around the world related to ICT accessibility.
  


M-Enabling Summit logo
M-Enabling Summit 2015 - June 1-2, Washington, DC | 4th Annual Global Conference and Showcase 
The M-Enabling Summit on Accessible Mobile Technology for Senior Citizens and Users of All Abilities, now in its 4th edition, is a Global Conference and Showcase dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for seniors and persons with disabilities. 
                    

» New: CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report - Developed by G3ict in cooperation with Disabled People's International (DPI)

» View at-a-glance and download the latest G3ict published books, white papers and reports.

» Browse the entire list of Publications and Reports.

ITU-G3ict e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disability
ITU-G3ict
e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities

Designed to provide a comprehensive online resource for all stakeholders involved in implementing the Digital Accessibility agenda of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Robert Pearson - Regular Blogger for G3ictBlogs

Access the complete list of G3ict bloggers and read their articles on a wide ranging issues related to ICT accessibility and digital inclusion.
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Read Blogs on Digital Inclusion. 

 

Debra Ruh - Expert Zone on Employability and Technology ZoneExpert Zones
Read blogs and interactive discussions from a number of experts on issues related to ICT accessibility in the areas of harmonization and standardization, education, government services, disability policy, mass marketing and communication, industry innovation, and employment.
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Expert Zone Section. 


Find detailed information on the 158 signatory States of the CRPD and lists of disability organizations, with contact information, for each of the signatory states, as well as basic ICT factors. 
» New: CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report - Developed by G3ict in cooperation with Disabled People's International (DPI).


Web Accessibility Policy MakingWeb Accessibility Policy Making by Country

This is a section that features individual country profile reports based on the G3ict White Paper “Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective,” (Revised Edition 2012), researched and edited by Nirmita Narasimhan of the Centre for Internet & Society, India. The report seeks to identify some of the initiatives and best practices which have been adopted by countries as a first step towards policy formulation. Read the country-wise excerpts.


ICT Accessibility Company ProfilesICT Accessibility Company Profiles

A compilation of corporations that focus efforts on ICTs and accessibility. Companies are featured for their dedication to ICT accessibility and their efforts to attain universally accessible standards in their products worldwide. Browse through the Company Profiles directory.
 

Special Initiatives

The AT Centers Leadership Network was formally launched in September 2011 in Doha, Qatar as a collaborative effort by G3ict and Mada – Qatar Assistive Technology Center – aimed at developing a network of such AT national expertise centers, in order to promote and implement the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on ICT Accessibility and Assistive Technologies. Visit the webpage.

Financial Services Accessibility SurveyG3ict Financial Services Accessibility Survey

G3ict's Banking and Financial Services Accessibility Initiative aims to be a repository of information on the measures that banks, insurance companies and other financial services firms are undertaking in order to make their products and customer service more accessible and friendly to users of all abilities. Visit the webpage.

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G3ict-GAIT Accessible Travel and Tourism Initiative in the State of Georgia, USAG3ict - GAIT 2009 Accessible Travel and Tourism Initiative in the State of Georgia, USA          

In 2009, the GAIT (Georgia Alliance for Inclusive Technologies) Working Group formed a consortium of 60+ public, private and local disability community organizations, with the aim of leveraging multiple Georgia assets to collaboratively explore ICT Accessibility Innovation Themes for the collective benefit of the State of Georgia, its local municipalities, and citizens. GAIT focused on creating awareness on the topic of accessible travel and tourism with the help of a number of partners, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, IBM, Delta Air Lines, Shepherd Center, among others, culminating in the 9th Annual GCDD Discovery Day: "Making Accessible Travel & Tourism a Reality in Georgia." The GAIT Initiative is on Twitter (@gaalliance4a11y). Visit the website.

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Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) LogoG3ict is a contributor to the Global Disability Rights Library

The University of Iowa’s WiderNet Project is collaborating with the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) to produce and distribute a Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) for use in both developed and developing countries. The GDRL provides a wealth of information to organizations and individuals in developing countries that seek to promote the rights of people with disabilities but lack adequate Internet access. The USICD is committed to helping organizations, universities, individuals and governments find the information they need to initiate change and address the needs of people with disabilities in developing countries. Visit the GDRL website


 

» Search case studies and projects from around world by location, type of disability, technology, application, or multiple criteria. Browse the Database.
 


Multimedia ContentMultimedia

» See UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's address on the importance of equal access to ICT. View the Audio and Video Archive.
 


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