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Disability Policy Zone

Key to achieving widespread accessibility of ICTs for persons with disabilities is strictly enforced local legislation and regulations. This Expert Zone seeks to explore what different countries and regions of the world are currently doing to write and enforce legislation and regulations that ensure equal access to ICTs for persons with disabilities.

Disability Policy Blog: Contribution by Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero

Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero is Deputy Head of Unit, for Integration of persons with disabilities within the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.



Our expert blogger, Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, launches the dicussion on disability policy by addressing what the European Union is doing in the area of disability strategy and accessibility, focusing on the EU's "Action Plan" on "Establishing Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities".

European i2010 Initiative on e-Inclusion
Welcome to the Disability Policy Blog!

Suggested Readings:

Report from the High Level Group on Disability on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Council of the European Union, June 2009

Second Disability High Level Group Report on Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, June 2009

First Disability High Level Group Report on Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Report prepared on the stage of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Member States published by the European Commission

Presidency Conclusions Following the Second Informal Ministerial Meeting on Disability Issues

Slovenian Presidency Conference, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, May 22, 2008.

Additional Resources:

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights, April 2008, Wireless RERC
Published every month by Wireless RERC, this April 2008 issue focuses on how reducing wireless accessibility barriers has been a recurring theme in recent legislation in the US Congress.