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Launch of the Digital Accessibility Toolkit for Policy Makers Dónal Rice Senior Design Advisor, ICT Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, NDA, Ireland. ICTA Conference Tunisia 7 th May 2009. Objectives of the Digital Accessibility Toolkit for Policy Makers.

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Icta conference tunisia 7 th may 2009

Launch of the Digital Accessibility Toolkit for Policy MakersDónal RiceSenior Design Advisor, ICTCentre for Excellence in Universal Design, NDA, Ireland

ICTA Conference

Tunisia

7th May 2009


Objectives of the digital accessibility toolkit for policy makers

Objectives of the Digital Accessibility Toolkit for Policy Makers

  • To provide a platform to develop useful resources for Policy Makers implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Focusing on what works, what does not with case studies on policy and programs from around the world

  • Developed by G3ict and ITU with the support of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Industry, NGOs, and Policy Makers


Contents of toolkit

Contents of Toolkit

  • Overview of the Convention and its dispositions covering ICTs

  • Demographics and statistical analysis of the worldwide installed base of ICT devices and telecommunications services

  • Background on ICT Accessibility Issues

  • Resource guide for policy making by core areas of ICTs

  • Product development and design

  • Public procurement policies

  • Promoting assistive ICTs for persons with disabilities

  • Regional and international cooperation

  • Role of local governments

  • Country assessment and policy development models


Toolkit editorial team

Toolkit editorial team

Dónal Rice, NDA/CEUD, NUI-Galway (Editorial Coordinator)

Asenath Mpatwa, ITU-D

Ambassador Luis Gallegos, G3ict

Axel Leblois, G3ict

Clara Luz Alvarez

Tamas Babinszki, Even Grounds

Kevin Carey, RNIB/World Blind Union

Anne-Rivers Forcke, IBM Corporation

Rune Halvorsen, NOVA

Inmaculada Placienca Porrero, European Commission

Felicity Rawlins, IBM Corporation

Andrea Saks, ITU

Licia Sbattella, Politecnico di Milano

Susan Schorr, ITU

James Thurston, Microsoft

Bob English, TecAccess


Contributors

Contributors

J. E. Baker, L. McArthur, J. Silva, Jutta Treviranus, Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

• David Baylor, WBU

• Hardik Bhatt and Karen Tamley, City of Chicago

• Fernando Botelho, Literacy Bridge & Mais Diferenças

• Gerald Craddock, NDA/CEUD, Ireland

• Bob English, TecAccess

• Jonathan Freeman, WGBH

• Angela Garabagiu, Council of Europe

• Larry Goldberg, WGBH

• Bill Joley, International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

• Mike Jones, Wireless RERC, Georgia Institute of Technology

• Hiroshi Kawamura, DAISY Consortium

• Ben Lippincott, Wireless RERC, Georgia Institute of Technology

• Mike Paciello, The Paciello Group

• Helen Petrie, University of York

• David Sloan, University of Dundee

• Mike Starling, WBU

• Karen Tamley, City of Chicago

• Gregg Vanderheiden, University of Winsconsin-Madison

• Carlos Velasco, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technologies (FIT)

• Cynthia Waddell, International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

• Chuck Wilsker, Telework Coalition

• Gottfried Zimmermann, Access Technologies   


Toolkit features

Toolkit Features

  • Delivered on-line

  • Designed with requirements of policy makers at its centre

  • Global collaborative effort

  • Ability for users to suggest additions and modifications to the Toolkit Editors

  • A knowledge base for subsequent capacity building programs around the world


Content development process

Content development process


Sample chapter 4

Sample: Chapter 4


Icta conference tunisia 7 th may 2009

www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org


Collaborative effort

Collaborative effort

  • We need you help:

    • New content contributors

    • Peer reviewers

    • Editorial assistance

  • Next steps:

    • More content to come (80%)

    • Assess usefulness to policy makers

    • Promote, promote, promote


Icta conference tunisia 7 th may 2009

The G3ict Initiative is made

possible thanks to the generous support of the following organizations:

PLATINUM SPONSORS

www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org

Thank you

www.g3ict.com

[email protected]

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