Disability

WSIS 2019 – Monday 8th April designated as “WSIS Accessibility Day”

It is great news that the World Summit on the Information Society Annual Forum this year has designated Monday 8th April as Accessibility Day, and will be running a series of workshops and exhibitions to profile this important occasion.  Please mark the day in your diary, share the news, and if possible attend yourself.  There will be opportunities for online participation, but we are hopeful that as many people as possible will be able to be there in person.

The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and the Inter-Islamic Network on IT will jointly be convening another of their series of workshops on turning rhetoric into reality, policies into practice, and welcome involvement from as many people as possible to maek this hands-on, practical workshop a success.

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Update: UNESCO/Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Just to note that there is a new deadline of 14/10/16 for nominations for the 2016 UNESCO/ Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities http://en.unesco.org/prizes/digital-empowerment – do please consider applying or suggest nominations.  It is a great opportunity to raise the profile of institutional and individual successes in using ICTs to empower people with disabilities.

Key-readings on ICT use by people with disabilities

I’ve just updated the page of key readings on ICT use by people with disabilities – https://disabilityict4d.wordpress.com/key-readings/.  These are publications that I have found to be useful, but I know that there is much more good literature out there.  Please do add suggestions in the comments section  beneath, and I will add the best of these to the list!  Thanks in anticipation!