e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for
Persons with Disabilities
The e-Accessibility Policy Handbook for Persons with Disabilities is based upon the online ITU-G3ict e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities (www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org) which was released in February 2010.
The Toolkit and its companion handbook have contributions from more than 60 experts around the world on ICT accessibility and is a most valuable addition to policy makers and regulators, advocacy and research organisations and persons with disabilities on the implementation of the ICT dispositions of the CRPD.
The handbook is a joint publication of ITU, G3ict and the Centre for Internet and Society, in cooperation with The Hans Foundation. The book is compiled and edited by Nirmita Narasimhan. Preface by Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union. Introduction by Dr. Sami Al-Basheer, Director, ITU-D. Foreword by Axel Leblois, Executive Director, G3ict.
The handbook was released by Smt.Vibha Puri Das, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD at the International Conference on "Enabling Access to Education" through ICT"
held from October 27-30, 2010 in New Delhi.
The complete version of the book is available in PDF, DAISY, and Braille formats. These can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
» Download a PDF version of the handbook
» DAISY Format Note: DAISY users can read the book in Amis or Emerson
» Braille Format
The printed book comes with a CD containing its Daisy version. It is divided into four chapters:
1. The Accessibility Imperative
2. Policies and Programs
3. Solutions that Work
4. Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective
5. Appendix A: Accessibility Policy Comparison Grid
Also there are two appendices:
1. Appendix A: Accessibility Policy Comparison Grid
2. Appendix B: Online Toolkit Site Map
The topics mainly focus on:
* What is ICT accessibility?
* What the CRPD says about ICT accessibility
* How to best assess disability demographics and the impact of ICT barriers
* Identifying ICT accessibility legislative, regulatory, policy and programs gaps versus CRPD guidelines and mandates
* Engaging Disabled Persons Organizations and other key stakeholders in policy making
* Policy development by area
* Setting standards
* Public procurement
* Promoting assistive technologies
* Promoting accessible product development & Universal Design
* International cooperation
* Wireless phones
* Remote consoles
* Landline phones
* Personal computers
* Electronic kiosks
* Broadband services
* Country analysis:
* United States of America
* United Kingdom
* New Zealand
* European Union
* Developing countries