Press release: Digital inclusion of persons with disabilities lagging behind

Policy and regulatory changes to focus on greater ICT accessibility

Geneva, 14 November 2014 – The Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report released in São Paulo, Brazil recognizes that despite the unprecedented growth in mobile and Internet use worldwide, very few nations have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of the technology revolution. The Report is jointly published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict).

The report notes that although many countries have information and communication technology (ICT) laws, policies and regulations that generally support the principles of universal access to ICT, the needs of the disability community are different and require a deliberate additional focus on ICT accessibility by legislators, policy-makers and regulators aimed at removing barriers to ICT use.

 

For full text and much more see:
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/65.aspx

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