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An overview of itu d activities for persons with disabilities

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
Content Disabilities

  • 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 Disabilities

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 Disabilities

WTDC(06) - Resolution 56


Un convention on the rights of pwds unga 2006
UN Convention on the Rights of PwDs Disabilities(UNGA 2006)


Selected activities projects
Selected Activities & Projects Disabilities

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
ATCB Project in Ethiopia Disabilities

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
ATCB Training Session Disabilities


Capacity building activities
Capacity building Activities Disabilities

  • 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
Study Group 1- Question 20/1 Disabilities

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
Way forward Disabilities

  • 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
Thank U! Disabilities

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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