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Articles written by Axel Leblois  The Access Line


Report from Uganda: East African Regulators Take a Strong Stance in Support of ICT Accessibility Policies and Programs

At the invitation of the Uganda Communications Commission and in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union, the executive teams of the regulatory authorities of Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda members of the East African Communications Organizations (EACO) participated with G3ict to a workshop on ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities on May 6.  More

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Interview with Robin Wilner, Vice President, Global Community Initiatives, IBM

The Corporate Citizens and Corporate Affairs of IBM sponsored an important web accessibility training session for 200 CDPF IS professionals and web developers last month. Robin Wilner explains why IBM found this initiative and how important are web accessibility and digital inclusion to her organization. More

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Fifteen West African Countries Meet to Explore ICT Accessibility Strategies and Compare Experiences

Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with the participation of G3ict and hosted by H.E. Mrs. Diarra Mariam Diallo, Minister for Communication and New Technologies of the Republic of Mali, the ITU-G3ict Workshop on Accessibility was held in Bamako, Mali on October 13 to 15.  More

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Interview with Andrea Saks, Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum DCAD and Convener of the joint coordination activity on accessibility and human factors, ITU

Interview with Andrea Saks, Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum DCAD and Convener of the joint coordination activity on accessibility and human factors, ITU More

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Interview with Co-Chairs of Georgia (U.S.A.) Alliance for Accessible Technologies (GAAT)

Interview with Co-Chairs of Georgia (USA) Alliance for Accessible Technologies (GAAT) More

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Interview with Ambassador Singh, Honorary Advisor to the Director General of WIPO on the Visually Impaired Persons Initiative (VIP), Bangkok, August 2009

Interview with Ambassador Singh, Honorary Advisor to the Director General of WIPO on the Visually Impaired Persons Initiative (VIP), Bangkok, August 2009 More

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Leading ICT Accessibility Policies Take Shape in Asia Pacific

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (UNESCAP) jointly organized, with the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand and G3ict’s support, a three day meeting for Policy Makers and Regulators of the region held in Bangkok, August 25-27.  More

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U.S. Signing of the Convention

On Friday, July 30, 2009, President Obama formally announced that the United States will sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More

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Access to Copyrighted Material by Blind Users: WIPO Rules Must Be Aligned with Article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Over the past twelve months, the proposed treaty by the World Blind Union to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has made significant inroads with three countries (Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay) formally putting forth a proposal to the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related Rights (SCCRR) to review and adopt it. More

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ICT Accessibility: Are the Stars Lining Up?

This Spring, several important steps mark a remarkable increase of momentum for the promotion of Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technologies.  More

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