• ICT

    Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

    The second M-Enabling Forum Europe will take place on September 19, 2019 parallel to REHACARE in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf. EJ Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology, are jointly organizing the international conference with accompanying exhibition.           Representatives of stakeholders, government… Continue Reading »

    Stakeholders Find Weaknesses in ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

    PAKISTAN: Stakeholders have identified weaknesses in the ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill before a parliamentary committee on human rights considers it next week, and have urged the committee to seek insight from people living with disabilities. At a press conference on Thursday, stakeholders also demanded representation for people living with disabilities in the local… Continue Reading »

    Four Industry Leaders Announce Shared Commitment to Accessible Customer Service

    Four household names in technology, consumer goods, and banking are partnering with Be My Eyes to ensure the accessibility of their products. “Can you describe the issue?” says the customer service agent. Whether it’s software or shampoo, this is not always the easiest question to answer – particularly if you are one of the 253 million… Continue Reading »

    Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA

    DOHA, QATAR: Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation on digital innovation solutions. “We are meeting to witness a successful start to future co-operation in innovation through the signing of an MoU on supporting innovation for digital solutions development within the Mada… Continue Reading »

    UN Promotes Technological Developments for SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution asking key UN bodies for updated findings on the impact of key technological changes vis-a-vis the 2030 Agenda, for discussion at the fourth annual UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum). The UN also recently announced that over half the world is using… Continue Reading »

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international partners to produce resources to… Continue Reading »

    Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

    DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »

    Invite & Call for Submissions | Accessible Europe Forum & Competition

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA: The ITU-EC Forum for Europe on “Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL” will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 14 December 2018.  As an integral part of this Forum a Regional Competition on Innovative Digital Solutions for an Accessible Europe is being organized. This regional event for Europe is being jointly organized by… Continue Reading »

    TIA Appointed To Administration’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Executive Committee

    ARLINGTON, VA, USA:  The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued the following statement upon the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement of industry executive committee members appointed to the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. TIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs… Continue Reading »