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CRPD Implementation: Promoting Global Digital Inclusion through ICT Procurement Policies & Accessibility Standards

Date: October 2015

Language: English

Author: Various

Publisher: G3ict

Format: PDF

Size: 1.6 MB

Pages: 14

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Stakeholders in the global disability movement view public procurement as an important tool for digital inclusion and implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

In response to this need, G3ict has begun an effort to convene diverse stakeholders from civil society, government, standards bodies, and industry to understand more clearly the impact of inclusive ICT procurement and to explore strategies to support broader adoption globally of these policies and related accessibility standards.

Through a series of international roundtable discussions and expert interviews in June of 2015, G3ict explored success stories, challenges to address, need for capacity and knowledge, and insights into the building blocks that can pave the way for inclusive public procurement and accessible ICT standards around the world. This white paper brings together the insights gained through these discussions. The G3ict Policy White Paper Series researches innovative policies and documents programs and good practices promoting ICT accessibility solutions among States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and International Organizations.

A Policy White Paper Series published by G3ict in October 2015.


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