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Update on GAATES ICT Projects & A Free & Open Source Software Business Model. Cynthia Waddell, Juris Doctor | GAATES Founding Member. Presentation Overview. GAATES ICT Projects UNESCO Emirate of Abu Dhabi UN Secretariat, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Update on GAATES ICT Projects & A Free & Open Source Software Business Model

Cynthia Waddell, Juris Doctor | GAATES Founding Member

presentation overview
PresentationOverview
  • GAATES ICT Projects
    • UNESCO
    • Emirate of Abu Dhabi
    • UN Secretariat, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • F123 Group: Free & Open Source Software Business Model
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UNESCO

    • Accessibility Guidelines for Multimedia Centres
    • http://connectaschool.org
    • Global Report on the Use of ICTs in Education for Persons with Disabilities
    • Launch Date: December 2011
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi

    • What:
    • Abu Dhabi Government Accessibility Enablement
    • Phone Accessibility Guidelines, Toolkit & Implementation Plan
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi

    • What:
    • Abu Dhabi Government Accessibility Enablement
    • Kiosk Accessibility Guidelines, Toolkit & Implementation Plan
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi

    • What:
    • Abu Dhabi Government Accessibility Enablement
    • Counter Accessibility Guidelines, Toolkit & Implementation Plan
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UN Secretariat

    • What:
    • Technical Paper on Accessibility Provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: For an inclusive & accessible society for all
    • UN Expert Group Meeting on Accessibility June 2010

www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1537

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F123 Group (Brazil): Free & Open Source Software Business Model

    • Project F123 enables access to education and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities through free & open source Assistive Technologies
    • Why:
    • Leverages FOSS to overcome AT Barriers due to Availability and Cost in Developing Countries
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F123 Group (Brazil): Free & Open Source Software Business Model

    • F123 system includes operating system, productivity applications & ATs on USB drives usable on almost any computer without installation on its disk drive
    • F123 Visual - for persons with visual disabilities
    • F123 Motor – for persons who cannot use conventional keyboards.
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F123 Group (Brazil): Free & Open Source Software Business Model

    • Enables agencies, NGOs, foundations & individuals to share resources
    • Produces training support with Creative Commons licenses
    • Contributes to projects such as Gnome, Orca & LibreOffice
    • Results in a scalable strategy – a recent contribution benefited 14 million users
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F123 Group (Brazil): Free & Open Source Software Business Model

First Lady of El Salvador Receiving Copy of F123

for further information
For Further Information:

Cynthia D. Waddell, Juris Doctor

Executive Director and Law, Policy and Technology Consultant

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

Cynthia.Waddell@icdri.org

GAATES ICT Projects - www.gaates.orgProject F123 - http://F123.org