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

Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, ICT, News, December 6 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, Middle East, News, December 5 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

Invite & Call for Submissions | Accessible Europe Forum & Competition

Americas, Events, ICT, News, November 27 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

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

Americas, ICT, News, November 26 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

World Data Forum Discusses Data Science, Platforms, Privacy and Finance

Assistive Technology, ICT, Middle East, News, November 19 2018

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DUBAI, UAE: Participants at the second UN World Data Forum convened in 85 panel discussions to consider issues related to six themes: innovations and synergies across different “data ecosystems”; leaving no one behind; building trust in data and statistics; how far have we come?; understanding the world through data; and… Continue Reading »

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs as Members

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, News, November 15 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) announced on 8 November that RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs have joined the Alliance, as it continues to advocate for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient spectrum utilisation. President of the DSA, Kalpak Gude, said: “The DSA is always looking for organisations who share our vision, so I’m thrilled to welcome RADWIN, Federated Wireless… Continue Reading »

Neural Technologies at TM Forum: “Digital Integration of assets is key for digital transformation success”

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, November 14 2018

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SINGAPORE: This was the message from Neural Technologies’ VP of Marketing  Claus Nielsen on the second day of TM Forum Digital Transformation Asia, as he delivered a seminar speech on the importance of ‘Standardizing Event Data Collection and Management’ on 14 November. Nielsen said, “It is imperative that in order to make digital transformation journeys possible, that initially, Digital Integration is given the highest priority.… Continue Reading »

Second Committee Addresses Migration, Technology, International Collaboration

Americas, ICT, News, November 13 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: With the numbers of migrants increasing faster than the global population, UN Member States emphasized the increased interdependence between countries, and called for the recognition of migrants’ qualifications and role in development, as well as for the protection of their rights and the combatting of illegal trafficking.… Continue Reading »

Watch the ‘Sign On For Literacy’ Pitch Day LIVE on Friday, Nov. 9

Americas, Events, ICT, November 7 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA: On Nov. 9, 2018, ACR GCD will be broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., to present the pitch sessions of the five finalists of their Sign On For Literacy competition. The finalists—eKitabu, enuma, Gallaudet University’s Motion Light Lab, Manos Unidas, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology—have created breakthrough solutions… Continue Reading »

Internet Forum Aims to Build Trust, While Leaving No One Offline

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Events, ICT, Middle East, News, November 6 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Internet has become an integrated part of our lives, from accessing an education, to receiving healthcare services and to conducting business. The digital transformation we are experiencing is spreading across the most remote areas in the world. The frontier technologies are opening new boundaries and possibilities for development. As… Continue Reading »


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