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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

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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 »

ZERO PROJECT 2020-21: Call for Nominations on Employment and ICT

Assistive Technology, Global, ICT, June 2 2020

The Zero Project team invites leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies concerning this year’s topic: Employment and ICT. Click here to submit your nomination This year, we are seeking for Innovative Practices and Policies from across the business, civil, technology, academic and public sectors and have… Continue Reading »

New Accessible Online Platform to Accommodate Distance Recruitment for All

Americas, ICT, News, April 6 2020

Originally built only for people with disabilities, ABILITY Job Fair launches new accessible online platform to accommodate distance recruitment for all. The first face to face video-based platform, accessible for people with deafness, hard of hearing, blindness and more, now expands to a virtual career fair recruitment tool to fill the… Continue Reading »

ITU Tasks Nigeria, Other Member Countries on Inclusive ICT Growth

Africa, Europe, ICT, News, January 9 2020

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United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged member countries on inclusive information and communications technology (ICT) growth. Specifically, ITU said members, including developing countries such as Nigeria, should focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility. The… Continue Reading »

Egyptian ICT Ministry Collaborates to Empower Persons with Disabilities

Africa, Assistive Technology, ICT, Universal Design, January 2 2020

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EGYPT: Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has signed a MoU with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation (ATDO) to carry out projects to improve the lives of disabled people. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation (ATDO)… Continue Reading »

Disability Apps, Cards in Japan to Replace Paper Certificates for Ease of Use

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, November 18 2019

A man in a wheelchair presenting his credentials to an airport official

JAPAN: The process of acquiring and using disability certificates has long been cumbersome and impractical, but with plastic cards and smartphone apps gaining ground, things could get much simpler. The government has started allowing plastic cards to replace the paper certificates, which tear easily and can be difficult to pull out… Continue Reading »

Trinidad and Tobago: Digicel Foundation Supports Persons with Hearing Impairment

Americas, ICT, News, November 13 2019

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TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Deaf and Hearing Impaired students who live in remote areas can now access academic studies through Information and Communication Technology.  In its continued effort for the advancement of persons with special needs the Digicel Foundation partnered recently with Deaf Pioneers Life Centre to introduce IT support for the group’s Deaf/Hearing Impaired Project.… Continue Reading »

Mada Assistive Technology Centre Signs MoU with Korea Trade Promotion Agency

Assistive Technology, ICT, Middle East, October 18 2019

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QATAR: Mada, the assistive technology centre Qatar, has signed with Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) a memorandum of understanding and co-operation during the Qatar-Korean Business Forum, which kicked off yesterday. The signing ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, and the Minister… Continue Reading »

European Commission Provides 20 Cities with Funding for Innovative Projects on Inclusion 

Built Environment, Europe, ICT, Universal Design, August 12 2019

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The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. In particular, Piraeus (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy) will receive grants for projects that will… Continue Reading »


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