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    Address Oct 16 2007 UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon addresses the importance of equal access to ICT E mail this video See Also Related Items Delivering Inclusive Access for Disablied or Elderly Members G3ICT LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE PUSH FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OF ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY ADA Amendments Act Aims to Change Definition of Disability Nominations Open for U S FCC Chairman s Award for Advancement in Accessibility AAA 5th International Conference

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    services but this only works if organisations systematically plan for accessible technology The costs of planning for inclusion are minute in comparison to the costs of work arounds and retrofits Usually those plans are around mainstream technology and existing platforms and approaches The Australian Network on Disability has found that existing employees are often frustrated about inaccessible technology getting in the way of their job ICT practitioners are looking for a more systematic approach for obtaining non standard ICT equipment procurement teams are unsure about developing appropriate request for tenders and require advice on purchasing ICT and HR professionals are looking for guidance on ICT reasonable adjustments Scheduled for Thursday October 29 this free Forum on ICT Accessibility is a must attend for all CIOs and CTOs and anyone responsible for ICT in your ogranisation Attendees will Have a rare opportunity to hear from world leading international experts in ICT accessibility and then put into the Australian context from local experts Learn how to get started on including digital accessibility as part of you diversity and inclusion strategy Ensure that all of your customers receive your information offers and promotions Identify the quick wins that you can implement in accessible

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  • G3ict.org - Newsletter Print News
    important ICT accessibility policy developments European Accessibility Act EAA In December the European Commission announced this long awaited Directive It sets common accessibility requirements for ICT products and services sold in Europe from PCs to mobile phones to banking services and e commerce etc The goal is to help people with disabilities to participate fully in society and strengthen the European internal market Next steps are an 8 week public consultation period followed by the European Parliament and Council of the European Union acting on it Mexican Web Accessibility Act On December 3 the Mexican government announced new web accessibility requirements They apply to all federal government websites and state enterprises e g the electrical commission PEMEX etc They cover both web applications and websites and reference the W3C s WCAG 2 0 standard at the AA level UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs The UN s new development roadmap through to 2030 was adopted in September Unlike its predecessor the Millennium Development Goals the SDG s 17 goals and associated 169 targets reference disability in an explicit way including in relation to education employment and social economic and political inclusion A focus on disability is critical because 80 of the world s more than 1 billion persons with disabilities live in developing countries Accessible India In December the government launched a broad 5 year campaign to provide more access to persons with disabilities The Accessible India initiative includes a focus on making ICT more accessible In the final weeks of 2015 the national government announced it would earmark a portion of the budget of all ministries for making their public offices and websites accessible and called on state governments do the same There have been calls for the country s significant Smart Cities program to include more of a focus

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  • Articles written by author
    for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities When it comes to meeting the telecommunications needs of persons with cognitive disabilities towards media and content access a broad and versatile perspective must be taken writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Will Today s Accessibility Accommodations Stand the Test of Time Accessibility standards have always been devised based on the prevailing requirements for disability accommodation How do we ensure these standards remain relevant today asks Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Tracking Disability Activity Through Wearable Devices Robert Pearson recently discovered the benefits of owning a wearable device How can wearable technology become accessible for persons with disabilities More Comments 0 Visual Emotional Learning and Inclusion Can advances in television content accessibility lead the way towards inclusive emotional learning Robert Pearson is affirmative More Comments 1 Where Does Accessibility Begin for the Internet of Things Ecosystem Internet of Things has the potential to transform the landscape of accessibility and bring in system wide inclusion for users of all abilities More Comments 0 Teaching Accessibility How a New Initiative is Proving Inspirational for Professionals to Focus on ICTs in Education Teaching Accessibility an initiative founded by American industry academic institutions and non profit organizations aims to

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  • G3ict.org - Newsletter Print News
    recognition of the gap However while we ve become entrenched in the first golden age of accessibility much still needs to be accomplished Consistency standardization and enforcement continue to require attention Even though accessibility sits well positioned to enter the mainstream a few final steps need to be taken A driver is needed a common tool of practice in order to jumpstart the discipline into its next golden age and drive further innovation We need to look at accessibility from a business perspective Accessible Media Inc AMI was recently the exclusive media partner for the HACK ccessibility event hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto I also had the opportunity to sit as a judge at the event evaluating business pitches made by teams of primarily students from local universities Like a scene out of Shark Tank teams had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for ten minutes to the judges in an effort to mainstream accessibility Nine pitches in total took this new perspective on the local regulations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Pitches ranged from ideas for new apps accessibility obstacle notifications wayfinding tools and post secondary accessibility accommodation strategies The winner was a group named ABIL a billion persons with disabilities worldwide They will be launching a disability speaker portal at the secondary school level that will represent persons with disabilities who are accomplished speakers who will be engaged to speak at schools on topics other than their own disabilities A positive portrayal showing that persons of all abilities can accomplish anything that they put their mind too Could it be that something so simple could be an example of how to monetize the practice to the benefit of rapid innovation It s in the differentiation Business comes to the realization that to

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  • Press Release
    industry Members tap into valuable and innovative members only resources unparalleled market research networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders up to date educational programs and technical training exposure in extensive promotional programs and representation from the voice of the industry The M Enabling Summit a joint initiative between G3ict and E J Krause Associates provides a unique source of information and exchange of experience among service providers policy makers technology leaders organizations representing seniors and disability groups apps developers as well as health and private sector professionals The Summit will showcase cutting edge solutions leveraging mobile phones and tablets to better serve senior citizens and persons with disabilities The second edition of the M Enabling Summit will be held in conjunction with the FCC at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel For more information please visit http www m enabling com Follow us on Twittter mEnablingSummit About G3ict The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies is an Advocacy Initiative of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development Its mission is to promote and support the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD covering digital accessibility and assistive technologies Participating organizations include industry the public sector and organizations representing persons with disabilities G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop practical tools evaluation methods and benchmarks for States Parties Disabled Persons Organizations and corporations Since its inception in 2006 G3ict has organized or contributed to more than 120 awareness raising and capacity building programs for policy makers in cooperation with international organizations such as the ITU UNESCO ILO UNITAR and the World Bank on all continents G3ict co produces with ITU the e accessibility policy toolkit for persons with disabilities www eaccessibilitytoolkit org widely used by

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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Live Accessibility Conference Web Conference September 9 10 2014 Time 9 00 a m 4 00 p m Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web s most notable experts in and for an all new two day online

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  • Articles written by author
    CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report Presented by UNIC Moscow at the Regional Scientific Library On June 19 2014 the UNIC Moscow jointly with the Government of Tver Region held at the Regional Scientific Library in the City of Tver a presentation of the Russian translation of the G3ict survey Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report More Comments 0 E Accessibility Leading the Way Toward Knowledge Society On December 11 2013 the UN Information Centre and the Moscow office of the World Bank held a presentation of the Russian version of the G3ict report Putting e Accessibility at the Core of Information Systems More Comments 0 UNIC Moscow Study on Web Accessibility of Runet On June 25 2013 a public presentation of the ground breaking Study on Web Accessibility of Runet was held in Moscow Here s a recap of the event More Comments 0 UNIC Moscow Report on the Launch of the Russian Version of the Report Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible for Persons with Disabilities Launch of the ITU G3ict publication Making Mobile Phones Accessible for Persons with Disabilities at the UNIC Moscow event held on September 12 2012 More Comments 0 UNIC Moscow Working Session Rights of Persons with Special Needs On 24 May the UNIC Moscow meeting of the Group of Friends of the Disability Convention brought together 23 UN colleagues members of civil society and experts reports Alexandre Gorelik More Comments 0 UNIC Moscow Roundtable on Equal Rights for Persons with Down Syndrome To mark the first ever World Down Syndrome Day proclaimed by the UN the UNIC Moscow joined the Best Buddies Fund and Perspektiva a leading disability NGO in organizing on March 20 2012 a roundtable on Equal Rights for Persons with Down Syndrome More

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