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    legislation the CRPD is extremely specific about States obligations to promoting ICT accessibility and Assistive Technologies Research and development of AT must be promoted accessible information and communications for persons with disabilities must be provided along with the provision of training to professionals and staff working with people with disabilities The challenge now is how The goal of the forum it was explained is to drive these CRPD aims forward by developing a global leadership network of AT Centers to share their best practices and experience Panelists which included David Banes of Mada the Assistive Technology Center in Qatar Lou Orslene of the U S Job Accommodation Network Evert Jan Hoogerwerf of Emilia Romagna s Regional Center for AT in Italy presented on the Network s vision mission and charter inviting attendees who run AT Centers to consider applying for membership ATIA CEO David Dikter summed it all up energetically AT Centers no matter where they are Brazil or Qatar or Italy we all have to do the same work provide services supports awareness And we all have to break through the same barriers the Dept of Education Department or Ministry or Council of Labor whatever And so why shouldn t we collaborate I m hoping you will join in and make this possible One powerful if somber forum moment was provided by Hoogerwerf when he noted the recent defunding and imminent dismantling of the AT center in Denmark an institution with a long history and rich base of knowledge on providing AT services What will happen to that intellectual property he posed and then voiced the hope that an international body such as the Network envisioned would provide opportunities in the future for such institutional legacies Forum attendees offered feedback on the membership charter and strategies for organizational development

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/newsletter/news/p/id_307 (2016-02-11)
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    ICT Accessibility Following the ITU G3ict workshop in Mali October13 15 2009 Christine Mugimba Manager Research and Development with the Uganda Communications Commission shares her perspective on why developing countries ought to carefully prioritize ICT accessibility in the context of e inclusion and be used as a tool of empowering people to find solutions to their problems including through access to information on basic services Christine Mugimba also stresses that

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    by author Articles written by Peter Major Accessibility Wake up Call from Sharm El Sheikh for e Gov Web Sites A survey whose results were presented by the author at the 4th Internet Governance Forum IGF in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt on November 2009 examines accessibility errors on the homepages of official government web sites in order to check compliance with certain parts of the Convention on the Rights of

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    Five Key Industry Trends to be Unveiled at the M Enabling Summit The M Enabling Summit on Accessible Mobile Technology for Seniors and Users of All Abilities is scheduled to take place June 9 and 10 2014 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Washington DC Here s a note from G3ict Executive Director Axel Leblois on what attendees can look forward to at the third edition of the global conference and showcase More Comments 0 Steady Progress Possible in Achieving ICT Accessibility Globally As the Zero Project demonstrates solutions exist to make most ICT applications and services and digital media accessible writes Axel Leblois More Comments 0 Adobe Supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities G3ict Founder and Executive Director Axel Leblois responds to Adobe s vocal support of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities More Comments 0 Mobile Innovations for Persons with Disabilities Require Increased Spectrum A strong wireless infrastructure benefits all people not just those with disabilities because it results in economic growth faster networks and new technologies says G3ict Executive Director Axel Lebois More Comments 0 New Opportunities for Assistive Technologies Axel Leblois provides insight on how the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD is energizing the agenda of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies G3ict More Comments 0 Interview with S K Ramesh on CSUN s Master s Degree in Assistive Technology Engineering G3ict Executive Director Axel Leblois interviews Mr S K Ramesh Dean College of Engineering and Computer Science CSUN on the launch of the M S Assistive Technology Engineering course this Fall More Comments 0 Ambassador Gallegos Leaves Washington Ambassador Gallegos Leaves Washington More Comments 0 Mobile Apps and Services for Persons with Disabilities Global Scale Bringing

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    the third part of G3ict s Special Series Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Debra Ruh explores ways in which an organization can positively influence their reputation in the community by including persons with disabilities in their customer base as well as their workforce More Comments 0 25th Anniversary of the ADA Series Disability Inclusion in the Workforce Training Finding Champions Disability inclusion should be integrated into all corporate training including buy ins from senior leadership writes Debra Ruh More Comments 0 25th Anniversary of the ADA Series Marketing to Persons with Disabilities is a Business Advantage Making it possible for stakeholders with disabilities and age related limitations to access your goods and services is not only an important part of complying with federal as well as international accessibility standards but also a strategic aspect of any organizational management plan More Comments 0 Thankful for the 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The 25th ADA Anniversary falls on July 26 2015 Debra Ruh G3ict s Technology and EmployAbility Chair and mother of a daughter with Down syndrome writes about how the ADA personally shaped the narrative of her family More Comments 0 Leaders Making a Difference in the World Story of Dyslexia Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness Introducing Dr Christopher M Lee More Comments 0 A Positive Voice Time to Include Persons with Disabilities in All Aspects of Society The time has come for persons with disabilities to be vocal writes Debra Ruh and social media is the perfect platform to help amplify our voices More Comments 0 We Will Miss Cynthia Waddell and Stephen Wing What Will be Your Legacy Debra Ruh Managing Partner at Ruh Global pays tribute to Cynthia Waddell and Stephen Wing both thought leaders and champions of promoting a disability inclusive

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    Home Resource Center G3ict Newsletter Articles written by author Articles written by Joyojeet Pal Technology for Employability in Latin America Blog discussing the importance of accessible and assistive technology in relation to employment in Latin America More Comments 0 Previous

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    Paulo State Secretary for the Rights of the Person with Disability SEDPcD Brazil Interview with Dr Linamara Rizzo Battistella Secretary for the Rights of the Person with Disability SEDPcD Government of São Paulo Brazil More Comments 0 Survey Results Impact of the Convention on States Parties Policies Addressing ICT Accessibility A web based survey was deployed to collect feedback from all G3ict constituents involved as faculty or committee members prior

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    European i2010 Initiative on e Inclusion The European Commission completed a report entitled European i2010 initiative on e Inclusion to be part of the information society This report proposes a European Initiative on e Inclusion More Comments 0 Welcome to the Disability Policy Blog Inmaculada Placencia Porrero launches the dicussion on disability policy by addressing what the European Union is doing in the area of disability strategy and accessibility focusing

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