U.S. Lawmakers Begin Push to Extend Internet Services to Disabled
Lawmakers want to put legislation helping the deaf communicate with speakers at the other end of an iPhone and providing closed captioning for videos on websites like Hulu on the fast track.
From The Hill, May 26, 2010
Vital Broadband Expansion Key to Development and Peace, UN Conference Told
The United Nations telecommunications agency opened its quadrennial development conference today, stressing that a vital expansion of broadband networks holds the key to rapid growth in productivity in developing countries and the potential to enhance global peace and justice.
From UN News Centre, May 24, 2010
World Telecom Meet to Adopt Action Plan
The fifth edition of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), beginning here on Monday, will adopt the Hyderabad Action Plan which, according to the event managers, will “set the agenda” for telecommunication and information and communication technologies (ICT) development over the next four years.
From India - Business Standard, May 24, 2010
Digital Europe: New Action Plan Aimed At Delivering Inclusive Digital Society Launched By European Commission
The European Digital Agenda is one of the seven flagship European initiatives to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth.
From e-Gov Monitor, May 19, 2010
EU Digital Agenda Plans 30Mbps Broadband for All Citizens
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes has outlined her vision of a single market to allow Europeans to prosper from the digital era, including bold proposals on opening up access to legal online content by simplifying copyright clearance, management and cross-border licensing.
From Silicon.Republic.com, May 19, 2010
Ban Urges Greater Use of Digital Technology to Improve Living Conditions
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to harness the power of telecommunications and information technologies to improve life-saving services, promote sustainable development and foster international peace.
From UN News Centre, May 17, 2010
Interactive session on ICT and Persons with Disabilities at WSIS Forum 2010
UNESCO, in partnership with the Sindbad Mediterranean without Disabilities, organized an interactive session on Information and Communication Technologies and Persons with Disabilities on 11 May 2010 at WSIS Forum 2010 in Geneva (Switzerland).
From UNECO News, May 12, 2010
New Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Regs: COAT Affiliates, Friends Turn Out at Access Board Hearing
On May 12, 2010, COAT affiliate representatives participated in the U.S. Access Board's Public Hearing on the proposed "ICT Rules/Section 508 Refresh" held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Washington, DC.
From COAT News, May 12, 2010
Neil Squire Society: Study Reveals Digital Divide in New Generation of Mobile Phone Based Payment System
A study just released by the Neil Squire Society finds that the "Digital Divide" has widened with the creation of the new generation of mobile phone based payment (M-Payment) systems.
From PR-Canada.net, May 06, 2010
Radio Broadcast: BBC World Service Programmes - Digital Planet on Accessibility
Arun Mehta discusses software for people suffering disabilities
From BBC Radio World Service, April 27, 2010