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Mobile Innovation Channel

G3ict presents at USAID Seminar: How Mobile Phones Can Improve Access to Services for Persons with Disabilities

About the Seminar

As human interfaces in finance and commerce are replaced by digital interfaces and new payment systems, ensuring that these systems are accessible and operable by persons with disabilities is critical. In this seminar, the presenters will report on the latest accessibility standards and innovations in mobile technologies, how they may be leveraged to solve accessibility issues from reading banknotes and accessing ATMs, to completing micro-payments and using web-based services, and review the role of various stakeholders involved in deploying accessible mobile solutions for persons with disabilities.

About the Speakers

Axel Leblois is the founder and Executive Director of G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, which is an advocacy initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, launched in December 2006 in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA along with organizations of persons with disabilities and the private sector.

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo has actively supported the development of disability inclusive policies at the international and national levels. Recently, she was appointed as USAID’s Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, where she will lead and coordinate work on mainstreaming disabilty throughout the Agency and reposition the Agency as a leader in Disability Inclusive Development.

More information on the website.