This report proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
This report focuses on improving the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care for adults of all ages. This study examines the hearing health care system, with a focus on non-surgical technologies and services, and offers recommendations for improving access to, the affordability of, and the quality of hearing health care for adults of all ages.
This Consensus Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provides an analysis of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and products and technologies selected by a dedicated Committee that pertain to hearing and to communication and speech in adults. The Committee has been established to work on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments.
The objective of this report is to review the current status, analyze trends and emerging innovations in connection to the use by persons with disabilities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to access information and knowledge, and to formulate recommendations that will help UNESCO and other partners in shaping its strategy.
The reality of the future remote workplace, which provides greater flexibility and adaptability for organisations, will need to properly engage people with a disability as employees, particularly as the workforce ages and age-related disability has an impact. As the cloud grows and more competition is injected into the market, accessibility becomes a major issue to ensure both a level-playing field and proper coverage of the market.
This article presents 2013 data from a survey provided by G3ict and Disabled Peoples International (DPI). The Progress Report identifies the degree that each of the CRPD dispositions on ATs and ICTs accessibility are enacted in local laws, policies and regulations and their impacts.
The enrollment percentages of children with disabilities into the primary and secondary education systems in India are extremely low. This report examines the underlying problems and potential solutions, covering three broad areas: crucial difference between existing educational environments and inclusive/enabling ones; understanding what it means to ensure equal access, be sensitive to student needs, and redefine how we build educational environments; how can Indian campuses become inclusive to be globally competent and competitive.
This paper 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. 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.
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.
This paper examines the evolution of accessibility from the analog to the digital era, and the different frameworks supporting accessibility. A model framework is presented that encompasses accessibility for education in the digital era.
The EU Digital Single Market strategy aims to open up digital opportunities for people and businesses in Europe and worldwide. Performance indicators regarding strategy implementation at EU level are periodically compiled by analyzing the member countries reports.
The objective of this report was to develop a toolkit that identifies key indicators on Universal Design and Accessibility in a national and international context. The toolkit serves to inform States Parties and is a model for signatories to the UNCRPD. Additionally, it fosters a higher level of understanding of accessibility and universal design around the world.
This report is designed as a tool for national policy-makers and regulators to create their own ICT accessibility policy frameworks. The report includes six modules focusing on different aspects of ICT accessibility (amendments to the existing ICT legal framework, public ICT access, mobile communications, television/video programming and public procurement of accessible ICTs) so that countries can prioritize implementation.
Disability at a Glance 2015 focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. This fifth edition in the Disability at a Glance series offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific information. The information draws on both a targeted disability survey carried out by the ESCAP secretariat, and research undertaken by other organizations and scholars.