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  • G3ict White Paper ICT Procurement
    ICT procurement and to explore strategies to support broader adoption globally of these policies and related accessibility standards This White Paper makes the case for governments worldwide to adopt accessible procurement policies based on inputs from advocates governments and industry around the world The White Paper Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies Accessibility Standards emphasizes that these policies have been effective where they have been adopted for example in the United States G3ict asserts that there is now an opportunity to enact effective public procurement policies beyond the United States and Europe including in the Global South The new White Paper the result of numerous global roundtable discussions and expert interviews points out that most of the tools necessary to support effective public procurement policies exist today What is missing is an international ICT accessibility standard G3ict suggests that a new European standard for accessible technology EN 301 549 is the best starting point for a global standard G3ict s new initiative for more accessible public procurement policies builds on its core principle that industry government and civil society can take action collaboratively to drive the expeditious creation of policies and standards that support digital inclusion of persons

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/whitepaper_ICT_procurement (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict White Paper Internet of Things
    disabilities and seniors to live independent and fulfilling lives longer and in better comfort Download PDF Order a hard copy Link to the Press Release The 2015 M enabling Summit in Washington D C June 1 2 2015 focused on those promises and presentations by experts from industry users and apps developers showed that they are quickly becoming a reality G3ict is proud to present its latest White Paper The

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/whitepaper_internet_of_things (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict Accessibility Worldview Information Service
    markets Interim alerts for urgent and time sensitive items 2 Quarterly Policy Dashboard An analytical report showing policy trends across markets and industry sectors including updates from key international organizations that influence national level policy making 3 Annual Global Trends Report summarizing proprietary G3ict survey findings on ICT accessibility status in 87 countries with populations larger than 10 million 4 Up to 12 hours of Analyst on Call assistance via telephone and email For more information please contact James Thurston Premium Services available at additional cost Additional countries Intelligence provided for additional countries beyond the 20 top markets Additional topics Intelligence provided for additional accessibility related topics of specific interest to your company Country profiles In depth analytical reports detailing the accessibility policy environment in a specific country Company briefings Strategic discussions with G3ict staff and experts to better understand priority issues and apply that understanding to your corporate programs and objectives On demand analysis Research and analysis on specific topics of interest to your company by G3ict Senior Analyst G3ict s Unique Capabilities G3ict s Accessibility Worldview staff collectively has more than 75 years of experience in technology policy accessibility and in the technology industry G3ict has created a premier knowledge database on ICT accessibility policy including by partnering with international organizations to develop toolkits and model policies for ICT accessibility for television web sites public access points mobile devices and services public procurement rules and more specifically for inclusive ICTs in education G3ict s incomparable CRPD Progress Report regularly surveys disability leaders and experts in more than 75 countries to understand how they are implementing policies to comply with the ICT accessibility components of the CRPD G3ict has created and regularly works with a network of more than 1 100 experts registered as G3ict Fellows in every region

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/g3ict_accessibility_worldview_information_service (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict White Paper PhoneGap / Cordova: A Key to Apps Portabilty for All Users
    task of designing mobile browsers that are accessible user friendly and adaptable to any mobile operating system Download the report opens as PDF Order a hard copy Operating systems are built on distinct infrastructures including in their hardware A great user experience needs to take into consideration the needs of diverse user groups including senior citizens and persons with disabilities and should enable them to access apps and customized usage settings Mobile devices require built in accessibility support similar to what can be found on PCs This report highlights the features of Adobe PhoneGap a free and open source framework that allows developers to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for cross platform development avoiding each mobile platforms native development language 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 The plug in enables persons with disabilities to now choose from a selection of off the shelf alternatives for their mobile

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/phonegap_cordova_apps_portability (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict Financial Services Accessibility Survey
    will be collecting data from a number of financial institutions across the world in order to develop accessibility benchmarks and identify best practices in the field We aim to make those resources and guidelines available to participating financial institutions Aim The aim is to design options for banks and financial services institutions to increase their customer base by enabling them to cater to a larger group including persons with disabilities and senior citizens than is currently able to access services and to promote diversity and inclusion in their communities from a CSR standpoint You can now download the report Inclusive Financial Services for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements This report highlights the organizational and process adjustments needed to ensure a culture of accessibility in the financial services and banking sector as well as the importance of improving the user experience managing accessibility compliance and creating an inclusive workplace environments in this sector G3ict Best Practices White Paper Series researched in cooperation with The Center for Internet and Society India Published by G3ict in February 2015 Document accessibility courtesy BarrierBreak India Download PDF Contact For further information please email Ms Pina D Intino at pina dintino

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/G3ict_Financial_Services_Accessibility_Survey (2016-02-11)
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  • CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report
    International Panel of the CRPD 2013 ICT Accessibility Progress Report Our sincere gratitude goes to the individual respondents affiliated to DPI and other disability advocates who dedicated time and efforts to share original data on their respective countries Download the report opens as PDF 1 MB Order a hard copy Overview and Methodology List of Participating Countries Summary Tables Acknowledgements Press Releases Press Release on the occasion of Techshare India

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/CRPD_2013_ICT_Accessibility_Progress (2016-02-11)
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  • AT Centers Leadership Network
    the AT Leadership web pages including basic information of their activities and interests Objectives of the AT Centers Leadership Network 1 Share successful programs and practical experiences among AT Centers 2 Solicit feedback from stakeholders and provide input on policies and programs to policy makers implementing the CRPD 3 Benchmark progress made by States Parties in implementing CRPD policies related to Assistive Technologies 4 Explore leading edge information and communication technology solutions challenges and opportunities 5 Identify regional leaders and spokespersons to disseminate share and collaborate within a region Areas of Peer Resources Sharing 1 Advisory and consulting practices 2 Identifying and supporting appropriate technology based assistive solutions for individuals with disabilities 3 Training resources staff development 4 Managing ethical economic sustainability 5 Best practices in measuring impact from case studies to statistical methods 6 Compare and contrast models to learn and recommend for policy funding structures involvement of persons with disabilities 7 Awareness and outreach 8 Support to innovation including Vendors and IT industry 9 Policy and promotion of ATs Participant Resources Network Overview PowerPoint presentation January 2012 AT Centers Leadership Network Members Charter In the News Assistive Technology Centers Leadership Network Forming news from ATPN 06 19 2012 Forum at ATIA Orlando 2012 promotes creation of an AT Centers Leadership Network news from ATIA Experts discuss ways to promote assistive technology Doha Press source Gulf Times 09 20 2011 Mada Hosts Inaugural G3ict Leadership Summit news from Mada 09 18 2011 Related Events ATIA 2013 Orlando Conference G3ict AT Leadership Forum for AT Centers around the World 01 30 2013 CSUN 2012 G3ict Public Forum AT Centers Leadership Network 02 29 2012 ATIA 2012 Orlando Conference AT Centers Leadership Network Public Forum in co operation with Mada Qatar AT Center and G3ict 01 26 2012 G3ict Inaugural Meeting

    Original URL path: http://g3ict.com/resource_center/at_centers_leadership_network (2016-02-11)
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  • G3ict Newsletter Archive
    Pina D Intino Techshare India An Initiative of BarrierBreak Dorodi Sharma Deepti Samant Raja Andrea Saks James Thurston 2011 March 2011 Mobile Apps and Services for Persons with Disabilities Global Scale Bringing New Stakeholders on Board NEW G3ict White Paper Accessibility Innovation and Sustainability at AT T Save the Date M Enabling 2011 and more 2010 December 2010 A Year in Review 2010 A Milestone for ICT Accessibility New publications reports ITU G3ict e Accessibility Policy Handbook UNESCO G3ict meeting Report published CRPD Progress Report on ICT Accessibility Summary of results May June2010 Report from Uganda East African Regulators Take a Strong Stance in Support of ICT Accessibility Policies and Programs Joint W2i G3ict Interview Series on Acccessibility and Broadband Information Technology Adoption Report on Web Accessibility in the Russian Federation March 2010 UNESCO G3ict partnership agreement Joint ITU G3ict Toolkit Launch G3ict Assistive Technologies Ecosystem Brussels Workshop Report 2009 December 2009 Advancing Technological and Societal Inclusion in China Meetings Report and Interview with Frances West Director IBM Human Ability Accessibility Center HA AC October November 2009 15 West African Countries Meet to Explore ICT Accessibility Strategies and Compare Experiences September 2009 Interview with Ambassador Singh Honorary Advisor to the Director General of WIPO on the Visually Impaired Persons Initiative VIP August 2009 Leading ICT Accessibility Policies Take Shape in Asia Pacific July 2009 President Obama The United States will join 140 other nations and sign the Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities an extraordinary treaty June 2009 Access to Copyrighted Material by Blind Users WIPO Rules Must Be Aligned with Article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities May 2009 Momentum Building for Digital Accessibility in Arab Countries March April 2009 G3ict Digital Accessibility Country Self Assessment Framework Released February 2009 G3ict Meets

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