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.
This report has been published at the the final year of the Zero Project, which targeted at researching Innovative Practices and Policies as well as measuring the implementation with Social Indicators, according to the goals and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) . The report includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the most important Social Indicators on Education and fact sheets of Innovative Practices and Policies 2016.
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 in 2016 by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT), picks up and builds on the topics addressed at the 9th European e-Accessibility Forum: the need for customizable educational environments; the importance of working with existing international standards; how accessible content, learning environments and assessment methods can benefit all students; how existing legislation can be used to challenge some of the mainstream technology and content vendors.
This guide, published by the Center for Online Education (USA), 2016, is a helpful resource for students with disabilities. Most colleges recognize that qualified students with disabilities deserve equal educational access and benefits, and work to create a more inclusive environment that offers appropriate student services, advocacy, campus accessibility and academic support. This publication: outlines legal rights; shows where and how to find assistance on campus; provides an extensive list of websites, apps and software resources designed for students with disabilities.
In June of 2016, Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT) and World Enabled launched the Defining Accessible Smart Cities initiative to understand how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are being made available to persons with disabilities in Smart Cities. This vision document outlines six key interrelated strategies that can address the barriers and priority steps identified by global experts to support more accessible Smart Cities.