[AI] FW: The G3ict Digital Accessibility World Report

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Wed Jun 18 02:24:59 EDT 2008


 

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The Access Line


ICT Accessibility: Are the Stars Lining Up? 

   
This Spring, several important steps mark a remarkable increase of momentum
for the promotion of Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technologies. First
and foremost, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
entered into force in May with more than 20 ratifications completed and 129
signatory states to date.  A major success which will help promote a Global
Digital Accessibility agenda for all stakeholders involved.
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Expert Zones 
Access the complete list of G3ict bloggers and read their articles on a wide
ranging issues related to ICT accessibility. 

Government Services Cynthia Waddell
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Disability Policy 
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Welcome
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Industry Innovation
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Proceedings  

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ce> Joint ITU-T and G3ict Forum on "The Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities for ICT Standards", ITU
Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (transcript, webcast) - 04/21/08 

  Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - Toolkit Agreement
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(L-R) Mr Axel Leblois (G3ict), Mr Pierre-André Probst (ITU) and Mr Yuri Grin
(ITU) exchange letters of agreement for the development of a toolkit on
e-accessibility and service needs for persons with disabilities, ITU
Headquarters, Geneva, April 21, 2008.  Photo Credit: ITU / S. Acharya 

ITU-D and G3ict announced at their joint Global Forum that they would
collaborate in the development of an on-line toolkit for policy makers on
e-accessibility.  

The objective of this project is to create a global on-line toolkit to
facilitate the development of successful policies and strategies addressing
ICT accessibility and service needs of people with disabilities and for
mainstreaming disabilities issues at all levels in application of the
dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Furthermore, the toolkit will serve as a global electronic repository of
policies and strategies, as well as a platform for sharing experiences on
best practices addressing disability issues in the ICT sector. It will
provide a set of necessary actions to be undertaken at the national level
and will facilitate the development of effective policy frameworks
responding to the needs of e-inclusiveness principles. 

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In the News 
Keep abreast of the latest headlines on ICT and accessibility: 

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e2/id=5094> BBI Helps Support New Global Universal Design Commission; SU's
Peter Blanck Named Chairman of Board 

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b8> Urges U.S. Senate to Consider 21st Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Legislation for People with Disabilities 

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e3/NewsID=26554&Cr=disab&Cr1=> Landmark U.N. Treaty on Rights of Persons
with Disabilities Enters into Force 

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On the Move 
Find detailed information on the 129 signatory states of the
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disability organizations, with contact information, for each of the
signatory states, as well as basic ICT factors. 

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New Publications & Reports 

 The Accessibility Imperative
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ary/g3ict_template/book.gif> The Accessibility Imperative is now available
as a free download audio version which conforms to DAISY standards (Digital
Talking Book). This edition is accessible to visually-impaired or otherwise
print-disabled persons. The book’s publisher, G3ict, is grateful to the
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The accessible file is currently downloadable from the  G3ict's Web site
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  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives G3ict book from G3ict
Executive Director, Mr Axel Leblois
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United Nations Secretay-General Ban Ki-moon receives a copy of The
Accessibility Imperative from G3ict Executive Director, Mr Axel Leblois,
during his recent visit in Atlanta for the CIFAL Global Network Annual
Meeting, hosted by G3ict's Sponsor
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Germany



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to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(CRPD), by John Vaughn, National Council on Disability 
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	Technology
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06> Digital Accessibility Trend Analysis (DATA): Global Disability Policy,
Legal, and Marketplace Drivers, by John D. Kemp and Elisabeth Doyle, Powers
Pyles Sutter & Verville, P.C. 


 Making A Difference magazine
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Council on Developmental Disabilities 




Global Accessibility Agenda   

CALENDAR 

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	June 16-19
 
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ca> JTC 1 Special Working Group on Accessibility (SWG-A) Meeting and PDTR
29138 Parts 1-3 Ballot Resolution Meeting, Tokyo, Japan 
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	July 15-16
 
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74> ITU Regional Workshop on ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
in Africa, Lusaka, Zambia 
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	July 18 
 
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	August 2-7
 
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fd> ISAAC - International Society for Augmentative & Alternative
Communication, 13th Biennal Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada 
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	August 4-6
 
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Pics of the Month 

Joint ITU-T & G3ict Global Forum
ITU Headquarters, Geneva, April 21 

 Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - Opening Session
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 Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - Panel Discussion
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 Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - Knowledge Fair
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 Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - DAISY Consortium demo
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 Joint ITU-G3ict Forum - VIABLE France demo
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the world of the Digital Accessibility Agenda defined by the Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.   

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