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 guide has been produced for organisations that wish to provide accessible information both in the education sector and more widely. It should be used in conjunction with the Guidelines for Accessible Information [http://ict4ial.eu/guidelines-accessible-information] and is one of the outcomes of the ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL) project [http://ict4ial.eu/]. The document contains details of each recommendation, along with a model of how your organisation could implement the Guidelines.
This White Paper published by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT) picks up and builds on the topics addressed at the 10th European e-Accessibility Forum, held on 30 May 2016 at the Cité des Sciences in Paris.
Visual maps deliver content in a simple and effective way. They can be useful for various purposes in areas such as street guidance, surrounding information, and education. However, sightless persons are unable to explore visual maps and risk being cut off from several multimedia Web applications. In this paper, starting from accessibility issues of map-based applications, we discuss possible interaction modalities and devices to use for truly achieving usage perspectives desired by blind people.