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An Overview of ITU-D Activities for Persons with Disabilities

ITU-T Workshop on ICT Accessibility Bamako, Mali

Asenath Mpatwa

ITU Regional Office for Africa

Addis Ababa


Content

  • Role & Mission of ITU-D for Special Initiative on PwDs

  • ITU-D mandates on ICTs for PwDs

  • Projects & Activities for PwDs

  • Way forward


Role for ICT Accessibility

Promoting ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Develop tools to assist countries

Provide platforms to share best practice and experiences.

Guidelines for policy makers & regulators

Support ICT projects for PwDs

Capacity building to mainstream ICT accessibility into policies & legal frameworks


Mandates on ICTs for PwDs


Mandates on ICTs for PwDs

WTDC(06) - Resolution 56


UN Convention on the Rights of PwDs (UNGA 2006)


Selected Activities & Projects

Development of the e-Accessibility toolkit

ITU-D Study Group Question 20/1-Guidelines & New Study question

ICT projects in Senegal, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Mali & Burkina Faso

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ATCB Project in Ethiopia

Objective:ICT training to blind persons

Partners: ITU & ATCB

Activities: Procurement & installation of ICT equipment

Cost: ITU -US $ 107,000

ATCB -Project building

Status: Training started


ATCB Training Session


Capacity building Activities

  • 4 workshops in Geneva & Cairo(2007), Zambia(2008) & Bangkok (2009)

  • Key policy issues for accessible ICTs & Assistive technologies

  • Implications for countries signing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Priority actions for stakeholders


Study Group 1- Question 20/1

Adopted during WTDC- 06 to:

  • Collect, analyze & disseminate best practices on policies, strategies & technological solutions

  • Issues Report to guide design & execution of policies & strategies

  • Identify best commercial practices for service providers

  • Identify best regulatory practices

  • Cost evaluation & comparison of technological solutions (Assistive Technologies)


Way forward

  • New Study Question defined for WTDC 2010

  • Seeks to continue work from 2006-2010 study period

  • Needs your support

  • Most LDCs need support to comply with the UN CRPD

  • Get familiar with issues on PwDs & ACT NOW!


Thank U!

More information on:

  • Question 20/1 Study Group Report @ http://www.itu.int/md/D06-SG01-C-0250/en

  • Study Question 20/1@ http://www.itu.int/md/D06-SG01-C-0001/en

  • New Study Question @

    http://www.itu.int/md/D06-SG01-C-0288/en

  • ITU-D Special initiatives@

    http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/sis


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