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 Accessible Americas

G3ict Presents at Accessible Americas: Information and Communication for ALL

  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • November 12-14, 2014
  • Venue: Holiday Inn Park Anhembi
Organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in partnership with the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidential Cabinet of the Brazilian Republic and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This event aims at moving discussions from identification of principles to implementation of practices on how stakeholders from the Americas Region can ensure that accessible ICTs and assistive technologies are widely available to persons with disabilities (PwD) and can be used to safeguard and exercise their rights, considering equality and affordability. This event will further focus on the importance of ICTs to empower PwD emphasizing that through cooperation, development of tools, capacity building and the development of policies and strategies it is possible to remove barriers and enable human development and social inclusion. An Americas Regional Work Plan on ICT Accessibility, which will identify realistic goals to be achieved by the Paralympics in 2016 in addition to medium and long term targets, is one of the main expected outcomes of the event. The event will be conducted in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Who should attend:
The event aims at attracting active participants from the following segments in the Americas Region: Policy Makers Civil Society Content, Applicatives and Devices developers.

Visit event website for further details: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Americas/Pages/EVENTS/2014/1112-BR-Accssblty.aspx.