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BOOK RELEASE - G3ICT'S BOOK "THE ACCESSIBILITY IMPERATIVE" NOW AVAILABLE IN DAISY FORMAT

G3ict's book “The Accessibility Imperative,” which includes the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, is now available as a free download audio version conforming to DAISY standards (Digital Talking Book).  

Atlanta, GA. 06/10/2008

Contact:
Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Director External Relations, G3ict
fcesabianchi@g3ict.org, +1 (678) 534-8518

G3ict's book “The Accessibility Imperative,” which includes the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, is now available as a free download audio version conforming to DAISY standards (Digital Talking Book). This edition is accessible to visually-impaired or otherwise print-disabled persons. The book’s publisher, G3ict, is grateful to the Danish National Library for the Blind for making this version possible. The accessible file is currently downloadable from the Publications & Reports section of the G3ict’s Web site.

“The Accessibility Imperative” is the first attempt made to present in a comprehensive volume the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in matters of accessibility to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Convention at large - and more specifically its Article 9 - creates the first universal framework specifically addressing these issues which affect over 600,000,000 persons living with disabilities worldwide.

With 129 countries having signed the Convention as of May 2008, the scope of legislative and regulatory work which will take place over the next few years in matters of ICT accessibility is considerable. This edition is the first reference made available by G3ict to policy makers and their many constituents to facilitate the process of identifying the best path towards effective implementation of the Convention. The book includes a compendium of case studies of advanced assistive and accessible ICT solutions from around the world and the full text of the Convention.

“The Accessibility Imperative”; G3ict; Paperback; 296 pages; ISBN 978-0-6151-7608-6; 6" x 9" ; $24.95; Bibliography; Publication Date: October 2007.

 

About G3ict
G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, is a flagship advocacy initiative of UN-GAID, the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development. Initiated by the Wireless Internet Institute, G3ict is a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitate the implementation around the world of the Digital Accessibility Agenda defined by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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