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G3ict co-hosts and participates in the ILO-Global Compact Webinar Series, 'Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities - the Benefits for Business'

  • February 12, 2013
  • Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM EST

DOWNLOAD Axel Leblois's Presentation (opens as PDF, 747 KB)

Please register for this online event on United Nations Global Compact's webpage.

Web accessibility is a precondition for all persons with disabilities to enjoy the use of the Internet. Without it, producers of websites, web browsers, content management systems, and other web software may involuntarily exclude millions of users from their potential audience. While there is effort associated with implementing web accessibility consistently, there are many benefits for businesses that are often underestimated.

This webinar will explore this issue in detail by featuring examples from companies on how they have taken steps to assure the accessibility of their content. Issues covered will include: expanding customer base; improving usage for all; search engine optimization; leveraging web developments required for mobile use and compliance. Additionally how web accessibility is linked to the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be reviewed. This webinar is organized in partnership by the UN Global Compact, ILO Global Business and Disability Network, and G3ICT - the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs.

Related Resource

Cover Image: Web Accessibility for Better Business ResultsWeb Accessibility for Better Business Results - a G3ict publication

From both a business and a disability rights perspective, this paper describes the value for organizations of adopting techniques to produce accessible web content compliant with global standards.

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