G3ict’s Digital Accessibility Rights Education (DARE) Academy Announces 20 Recipients to Cycle 1 of its Scholarship Fund Program

Americas, ICT, News, September 15 2021

The DARE Academy Scholarship Fund is G3ict’s pilot program dedicated to opening new potentials for persons with disabilities who are interested in and passionate about advocating for digital accessibility and to get certified as professionals in the field. Twenty recipients have been awarded scholarships as part of Cycle 1 of… Continue Reading »

New Version of the Qatari Money Reader Application Released

ICT, Middle East, August 25 2021

Through the Mada Innovation Program, and in partnership with Qatar Central Bank, Mada center has launched the new version of the “Qatari Money Reader” application on smart phones, one of the most prominent achievements of the strategic partnership between Mada Center and Qatar Central Bank, which aims to provide digitally… Continue Reading »

South Africa: Process to Make Sign Language 12th Official Language Begins

Africa, ICT, May 26 2021

South Africa's Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa speaking

South Africa: The long-awaited process to amend the Constitution so that the 12th official language can be included has finally got under way. This was revealed by Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa during his response to parliamentary questions by IFP MP Siphosethu Ngcobo. Ngcobo asked about plans to include… Continue Reading »

IBM Researchers Develop Smartphone App to Enable Social Distancing

ICT, May 11 2021

LineChaser - Smart Phone Based assistance for Blind People to Stand in Lines written against a photo of a person with visual impairment standing in a line.

During the pandemic, everyone is expected to stay socially distanced, with at least six feet between them and the person in front of them. For those with normal vision, standing in line while remaining at a safe distance from the person in front of you isn’t a problem. However, for… Continue Reading »

Jamaica: Move to Increase Access to Copyright Works 

Africa, ICT, April 25 2021

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) is looking to further amend the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2015 to increase access to copyright works by members of the disabled community. The objective is to bring the law into alignment with the provisions of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)-administered Marrakesh Treaty, which… Continue Reading »

Study Reveals Shortage of Educational Technology for Children with Disabilities

Europe, ICT, News, March 26 2021

UNITED KINGDOM: An ‘astonishing’ deficit of data about how the global boom in educational technology could help pupils with disabilities in low and middle-income countries has been highlighted in a new report. Despite widespread optimism that educational technology, or ‘EdTech’, can help to level the playing field for young people… Continue Reading »

G3ict/Smart Cities for All Country Representative Program: Update from Russia by Anatoliy D. Popko

Asia-Pacific, ICT, January 28 2021

Headshot of Anatoliy Popko

  Anatoliy D. Popko leads “Dialogue in the Dark” Moscow team and consults Bank of Russia and other prominent financial, cultural, and government institutions. Mr. Popko is a co-author of Russian national standard on digital accessibility based on WCAG 2.1. Accessible ICT and effective communication are two passions, thus he… Continue Reading »

The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) Announces the GARI Design Challenge

Events, Global, ICT, December 22 2020

GARI Design Challenge – 2,500€ for helping people with disabilities easier find what they are looking for The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) established the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) in 2008 to provide information on the accessibility features in today’s devices. GARI now features an online database with information… Continue Reading »

G3ict Releases the Second Edition of the DARE Index: Real-World Data for Advocates and Policy Makers to Track Digital Accessibility Implementation

Global, ICT, News, October 9 2020

G3ict logo. Text G3ict releases DARE Index 2020

The DARE Index 2020 features an upgraded data collection, with 137 individual country report cards, an expanded methodology, advance analysis, and two key report highlights in four languages.   ATLANTA: The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) announces the release of the second edition of the Digital Accessibility… Continue Reading »

Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 Seeks to Promote Access to Digital Resources for Persons with Disabilities in Africa

Africa, Events, ICT, September 8 2020

Inclusive Africa Logo 2020

inABLE.org is set to host the first ever virtual Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 on October 8 – 9, from 9 – 11:30 am EAT. Sponsored by MasterCard Foundation, Safaricom, Facebook, Ford Foundation and Google, the theme of the conference is promoting digital accessibility in Africa.  At least 500 attendees from across Africa… Continue Reading »

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