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  • Companies - Vodafone
    Awards Key statements on ICT product and service accessibility Vodafone is dedicated to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and recognizes the importance of complying with accessibility standards Vodafone also recognizes the challenge of creating a site that focuses not only on complying with standards but on delivering an excellent online experience to the widest possible audience including users with disabilities Key areas of accessibility work Vodafone develops specific mobile phone technologies to benefit people with visual auditory and age related disabilities as well as optimizing their website to provide an accessible web experience Vodafone also created the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards in 2011 in order to promote and foster the development of more effective and available accessible mobile technology in four areas Social participation refers to applications which help users to become more involved in today s society and help them benefit from using new technologies whatever their age and or capacity The aim is to help everyone to access the web and social media through smartphones Independent living refers to applications which help users with everyday tasks such as washing or opening a door easily and safely so that they can live more independently Mobility refers

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  • Press
    that Sprint recently awarded Quality Services for the Autism Community QSAC Change Maker Award for its commitment to accessible mobile technology has become a Gold Sponsor at the 2014 event taking place June 9 10 in Washington D C Read More Atlanta Georgia March 24 2014 G3ICT THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR INCLUSIVE ICTS RELEASES REPORT ON COPYRIGHTS AND THIRD PARTY CAPTIONING Report highlights conflicts between disability and copyrights law impact on industry and persons with disabilities and possible solutions Read More Bethesda Maryland March 11 2014 M ENABLING SUMMIT GAINS INFLUENTIAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORT FOR 2014 EVENT The M Enabling Summit is proud to announce that the Consumer Electronics Association CEA and CTIA The Wireless Association two of the most powerful technology organizations in the industry have joined on as sponsors of the 2014 event Read More New Delhi India February 13 2014 CRPD 2013 PROGRESS REPORT DEMONSTRATES NEED TO INCORPORATE ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY AND MULTI STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIPS IN NATIONAL DISABILITY INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE CRITICAL SUCCESS Analysis of 54 data points tracks progress accomplished by CRPD ratifying countries in promoting and implementing ICT accessibility and assistive technologies Report underlines critical global gaps and opportunities in access to information infrastructure participation of persons with disabilities in implementation processes and awareness and capacity building activities Read More Atlanta Georgia October 11 2013 AT T S CORPORATE ACCESSIBILITY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE RECOGNIZED BY G3ICT THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR INCLUSIVE ICTS New white paper explores AT T s efforts to address digital accessibility across the company empowering employees to excel for the business and provide solutions for users of all abilities Read More Bethesda Maryland October 08 2013 M ENABLING SUMMIT ANNOUNCES 2014 EVENT IN WASHINGTON DC E J Krause Associates and G3ict the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies have announced event dates

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  • Press
    DAN HESSE FIRST FORTUNE 500 CEO TO ADDRESS THE FUTURE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will join Commissioner Mignon L Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission FCC in opening the Summit which is focused on promoting and implementing accessible mobile communications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities Read More Betheseda Maryland March 26 2013 M ENABLING SUMMIT 2013 MAKING MOBILE WORK FOR ALL The M Enabling Summit is proud to announce the June 6 7 2013 program agenda will open with a session on Universal Access for All Ages and Abilities followed by a panel on how to Make Mobile Communications Work for Users of All Abilities Read More Betheseda Maryland March 04 2013 THE M ENABLING SUMMIT ON ACCESSIBLE MOBILE TECHNOLOGY GAINS WIDESPREAD INDUSTRY COMMUNITY SUPPORT Opening a new window of opportunities for mobile users of all abilities the M Enabling Summit on Accessible Mobile Technology for Senior Citizens and Users of all Abilities convening in Washington D C June 6 7 2013 attracts attendees from a wide range of industry sectors serving seniors and consumers of all abilities Read More Betheseda Maryland January 28 2013 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATES AS GOLD SPONSOR OF THE M ENABLING SUMMIT 2013 The M Enabling Summit the leading conference and showcase devoted to accessible and assistive mobile technology for seniors and users of all abilities is proud to announce that The Consumer Electronics Association CEA has become a gold level sponsor The two day event convening in Washington D C on June 6 7 2013 is the premier gathering of U S and international leaders of the global ecosystem supporting accessible and assistive mobile solutions Read More Betheseda Maryland December 17 2012 M ENABLING SUMMIT 2013 OPENING A NEW WINDOW OF

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  • Press
    MOBILE APPS AND SERVICES FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES The M Enabling Summit will be the first opportunity for all stakeholders involved to participate in a groundbreaking sharing of experience among mobile industry private sector leaders senior and disability organizations IT professionals operators apps developers government and accessibility experts Read More Atlanta GA August 10 2011 M ENABLING SUMMIT TO CO LOCATE AT THE 2011 HEALTH SUMMIT M Enabling Summit focused on mobile applications and services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities will co locate with the 2011 mHealth Summit Read More Atlanta GA May 25 2011 BENCHMARKING DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY G3ict publishes the CRPD 2010 Progress Report on ICT Accessibility in cooperation with Disabled Peoples International Read More Atlanta GA March 15 2011 ACCESSIBILITY A NEW FRONTIER FOR MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES G3ict publishes White Paper on Accessibility Innovation and Sustainability at AT T Read More Atlanta GA March 14 2011 G3ICT AND E J KRAUSE ASSOCIATES TO CONVENE GLOBAL FORUM ON MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES G3ict and E J Krause Associates EJK jointly announce a cooperation agreement to convene the first mobile industry event exclusively dedicated to accessibility and assistive applications and services for seniors

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  • Press
    G3ict to share its perspective and suggestions prior to Inauguration Day Read More Atlanta GA June 10 2008 BOOK RELEASE G3ICT S BOOK THE ACCESSIBILITY IMPERATIVE NOW AVAILABLE IN DAISY FORMAT G3ict s book The Accessibility Imperative which includes the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now available as a free download audio version conforming to DAISY standards Digital Talking Book Read More Atlanta GA June 10 2008 PROCEEDINGS OF THE JOINT ITU T G3ICT FORUM 2008 ON ICT ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS NOW PUBLISHED ONLINE The proceedings including video audio web cast of the Joint ITU T G3ict Forum 2008 on The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Challenges and Opportunities for ICT Standards held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva on April 21 are now available as a free download in the event proceedings section of the G3ict s Web site Read More Boston MA May 28 2008 DISABILITY RIGHTS FUND LAUNCHES WEB SITE The Disability Rights Fund a groundbreaking collaborative supporting the human rights of people with disabilities has launched its Web site at www disabilityrightsfund org Read More Washington DC December 17 2007 AAPD LAUDS UNITED NATIONS G3ICT INITIATIVE FOR INCLUDING DISABILITY PERSPECTIVES AT DIGITAL CITIES WIRELESS ROUNDTABLE The American Association of People with Disabilities AAPD the largest cross disability membership organization in the U S is delighted that the United Nations Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies G3ict included discussions focused on accessibility for people with disabilities at its Digital Cities Convention held December 11 12 2007 in Washington D C Read More Chicago IL November 15 2007 CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION URGING U S TO SIGN ON TO TREATY ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES On September 5 2007 the Chicago City Council passed

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  • Press Release
    the world to promote the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons by adopting ICT public procurement policies that include requirements for accessibility The charter points out that despite the known economic innovation and human rights benefits of such procurement policies G3ict analysis shows that to date only 33 percent of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD have enacted them The charter also points out that today there are tools standards and training to support the successful implementation of effective accessible ICT public procurement policies ACCAN welcomes the release of the Global Charter and congratulates G3ict for leading this initiative said Teresa Corbin CEO of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network ACCAN In Australia we have seen the adoption of accessibility as a desirable requirement of products and services for government tenders We look forward to this becoming an Australian and an international standard Jesus Toledano Landero Director General of the Mexican National Council for the Development and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities CONADIS added Requirements for the public procurement of accessible technology can create many benefits for persons with disabilities for society and for the economy Accessible technology is key to programs to promote inclusion Steve Tyler RNIB s Head of Solutions Strategy and Accessibility affirmed that In today s climate it is no longer acceptable that in particular technology based products and services are inaccessible We welcome and wholeheartedly support the leadership of G3ict in moving the dial on this issue It is more the case now than ever before that technical platforms host a range of accessibility support infrastructure tools and guidance that are capable of delivering genuinely inclusive services to all The President of the Turkish Confederation of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities Turhan İçli

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  • Press Release
    of G3ict We are pleased to form this partnership between G3ict and IAAP to further strengthen the capacity of accessibility professionals to anticipate and adapt to a very fast changing compliance landscape Accessibility policy activity continues to grow rapidly across the world G3ict s proprietary global survey data shows that more than 50 percent of countries worldwide have already expanded the definition of accessibility in their legal frameworks to embrace ICT including mobile computers video programming services that use digital interfaces the Internet and assistive technologies that is a 61 percent increase between 2012 and 2014 G3ict expects this global trend toward greater legal definition of accessible ICT and policies promoting broader digital inclusion of persons with disabilities to continue worldwide As part of this new partnership G3ict will provide IAAP members with monthly highlights from its own Accessibility Worldview subscription service This unique knowledge management resource presents curated and prioritized worldwide policy intelligence that matters to companies nonprofit organizations and governments The Accessibility Worldview service leverages G3ict s deep insights on ICT accessibility its broad view to global activity and its unique access to international experts to offer timely and actionable data and analysis We feel it is essential to keep our membership abreast of the latest policy updates in the accessibility field and truly value this partnership with G3ict to be able to share this information with our members said Christine Peck CEO of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals IAAP IAAP members are playing important roles in companies organizations and governments around the world They are leading a global transformation of the accessibility profession and impacting the lives of millions of persons with disabilities They are in positions to leverage G3ict s policy intelligence to have even greater impact on the digital inclusion and human rights of

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  • Press Release
    framework that allows developers to create mobile apps using standardized web Application Program Interface API for cross platform development avoiding each mobile platforms native development language and ensuring that all versions of the same app are accessible The PhoneGap Mobile Accessibility Plugin works by providing developers access to each mobile device s built in accessibility features allowing them to build apps that can be compiled to run on any given operating system Mobile operating systems have their own accessibility APIs available to developers to report whether a specific accessibility feature is engaged so it can communicate what s happening on the device when it s running and stay idle when it s not PhoneGap published by the Apache Foundation under the name Apache Cordova made it possible to add this sweeping new functionality quickly test it within the accessibility community and deploy and update the module without waiting to publish on PhoneGap s release cycle This same process allows PhoneGap to add new accessibility features as each operating system evolves and improves With this new functionality Adobe PhoneGap Cordova is able to help improve the accessibility of thousands of apps built using PhoneGap technology Featuring testimonials from technology and mobile accessibility experts including Christian Allen CTO of Crumbdrop Erik Zetterström Owner at Sweden based ICT Enablers and acessibility expert Victor Tsaran the report goes on to provide examples of how the PhoneGap plugin fetches critical indicators of a mobile phone s accessibility features These include but are not limited to Is a screen reader currently running Is closed captioning enabled at an operating system level What level of text zoom has the user selected Has the user chosen inverted colors for higher contrast Has the user chosen mono audio instead of stereo Does the user prefer exploring the screen by touch rather than navigating sequentially Has the user limited certain buttons or areas of the screen from being activated The report discusses how PhoneGap Cordova is a fast open source tool to develop apps no matter what the platform is and how adding the mobile accessibility plugin ensures that all apps can detect the specific settings of a particular user and immediately adjust to them a great benefit to users for a better experience Axel Leblois Founder and President of G3ict said App developers face the increasingly crucial task of designing mobile apps that are accessible user friendly and adaptable to any mobile operating system PhoneGap Cordova is a win win solution since it allows to expand the number of accessible apps for persons with disabilities while reducing the workload for developers who can reach all users with a single interface PhoneGap Mobile Accessibility plugin is available for download on Github https github com phonegap phonegap mobile accessibility This white paper was released at the 2015 CSUN Conference Adobe Session on PhoneGap Accessibility under the track Employment Workplace presented by Michael Jordan and Matt May of Adobe You can download this report for free from our Publications Reports page A

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