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  • G3ict.org - Newsletter Print News
    helped crystallize the government market for accessible E IT said Ken Salaets of the Information Technology Industry Council ITIC Before 508 many companies did not focus on the issue because there was no focused market demand Section 508 changed that A few IT companies initial reaction to these laws may have been to view them as the cost of doing business with the federal government Others such as Canon HP IBM Microsoft SAS Peregrine and Thomson NETg to name just a few we spoke with for this article took the long view These visionaries realized that accessibility compliance would benefit a larger population segment the aging and soon to be aged global population of computer users They recognized that understanding the needs of disabled and aging users would yield increased revenue and market share both in the US and globally These companies use their investment in accessible products and services as a competitive edge to win business every day They have embraced building accessibility into their products as a good business practice We are committed to making sure our IT products hardware software and services meet accessibility guidelines It s a commitment that s good for individuals good for business

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/newsletter/print_news/p/newsletterId_151/id_200 (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    stakeholders from the Americas Region can ensure that accessible ICTs and assistive technologies are widely available to persons with disabilities PwD and can be used to safeguard and exercise their rights considering equality and affordability Purpose Identify best practices that can be replicated by the countries in the Americas region and encourage governments industry and other stakeholders to replicate these practices and to promote ICT accessibility in order to create

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/events/schedule/event_overview/p/eventId_690/id_1514 (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict.org - Event Summary
    Share Search Site Map Contact You re currently not logged in Login Register Home Events Schedule Event Summary Overview Proceedings Agenda Speakers 2016 G3ict All Rights Reserved Home Search Contact

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  • G3ict.org - Agenda
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  • Event Speakers
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  • G3ict.org - Event overview
    Human Rights together with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability organise an international conference on disability rights and development in Oslo Norway The conference is inter disciplinary and aimed at both scholars and practitioners with an interest in the area The Conference seeks to analyse a range of questions concerning how disability rights impact the field of development Papers that will be presented at the Conference focus on how

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/events/schedule/event_overview/p/eventId_359/id_826 (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict.org - Newsletter Print News
    appear before the House of Commons Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care to explain how deadly compassion puts us in harms way and to suggest how to detoxify the medical care and public policy environment as both are affected by this insidious stereotype When our colleague the late Mike Rosner a Manitoban with disability went to hospital with pneumonia he expected treatment to cure his illness However his doctors offered to make him comfortable while nature took its course stated Rhonda Wiebe Chair of CCD s Ending of Life Ethics Committee Members of the disability community had to advocate on his behalf to get him the treatment he needed People with disabilities are challenging the insidious stereotypes that bring harm to people with disabilities We are challenging cultural practices that cause our society to abandon its fundamental respect for the dignity and human rights of people with disabilities We are speaking out to challenge the labels to preserve our dignity and challenge how others see us stated Wiebe We appear before the Committee to defend ourselves in the public policy environment on several fronts First we oppose any process to amend the Criminal Code to legalize assisted suicide Second we

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/newsletter/print_news/p/newsletterId_151/id_211 (2016-02-11)
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  • Press Release
    is accessible to visually impaired or otherwise print disabled persons The book s publisher G3ict is grateful to the Danish National Library for the Blind for making this version possible The accessible file is currently downloadable from the Publications Reports section of the G3ict s Web site The Accessibility Imperative is the first attempt made to present in a comprehensive volume the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in matters of accessibility to Information and Communication Technologies ICTs The Convention at large and more specifically its Article 9 creates the first universal framework specifically addressing these issues which affect over 600 000 000 persons living with disabilities worldwide With 129 countries having signed the Convention as of May 2008 the scope of legislative and regulatory work which will take place over the next few years in matters of ICT accessibility is considerable This edition is the first reference made available by G3ict to policy makers and their many constituents to facilitate the process of identifying the best path towards effective implementation of the Convention The book includes a compendium of case studies of advanced assistive and accessible ICT solutions from around the

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/press/press_releases/press_release/p/id_43 (2016-02-11)
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