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Nirmita Narasimhan |  

06 February 2020

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

The Ministry for Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India, notified the Policy titled 'Accessibility Standards for Persons with Disabilities in Television Programmes' in September 2019. The Policy, a most welcome initiative on the part of the Government of India, underwent a lengthy p... Read More


James Thurston |  

30 January 2020

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

Today, G3ict is making public the results of an important access to justice survey we conducted recently. We partnered with the International Association of Court Administrators (IACA) to survey its membership, court system executives and managers from across 29 countries around the world. The resul... Read More


Susanna Laurin |  

25 November 2019

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka and IAAP Representative to the EU

The European Parliament has funded a pilot project aimed at investigating which accessibility features could be built into authoring tools, in this case content management systems, CMS. Funka has led the 1.5 year-long project, partnering with CTIC and collaborating with stakeholder organisations as ... Read More


Susanna Laurin |  

19 November 2019

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka and IAAP Representative to the EU

Content management systems, CMS, can make a huge difference when it comes to accessibility. It is extremely important to choose a tool where functions and templates don’t create accessibility problems. However, almost equally important is the potential the CMS has to help the web authors to do the r... Read More


James Thurston |  

18 November 2019

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

This week, G3ict and our Smart Cities for All global initiative are again taking part in the annual Smart City Expo and World Congress in Barcelona. New this year, we are actively partnering with the Microsoft corporation to offer cities the opportunity to experience our Digital Inclusion Maturity M... Read More


Lidia Best |  

06 November 2019

Vice President, European Federation of Hard of Hearing (EFHOH)/Member, G3ict Delegation to the ITU

We live in a very exciting time. The technology and its possibilities to enhance everybody’s lives are developing with lightning speed, and companies are making serious efforts in advancing ICT’s capabilities. It is great to see many advances in live captioning, for example. We now have easily acces... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

12 September 2019

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

India’s accessible online library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ (SP) recently celebrated its third birthday on August 24, 2019. The library, which was a project driven by the Daisy Forum of India in partnership with the Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment and powered by TCS Access Infinity, has cove... Read More


David Banes |  

03 September 2019

​Director, David Banes Access and Inclusion Services ​

In many cases, the traditional role of Assistive Technology (AT) specialists has been to discover and assimilate information about persons with disabilities. They then map their knowledge of technology, more specifically, access technologies and provide recommendations. This process of assessment an... Read More


Francesca Cesa Bianchi |  

05 July 2019

Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict

G3ict – The Global Initiative for Inclusive Communication and Information Technologies – organized a Side Event to the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12) on 12 June 2019, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event was co-ho... Read More


David Banes |  

08 May 2019

​Director, David Banes Access and Inclusion Services ​

Bruce Springsteen once wrote “57 channels..and nothing on” - an indictment of cable TV when quantity of programming seemed more important than quality. It might need updating in 2019 when we think about accessibility to “1001 channels..and something on each one!”This random thought floated in my hea... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

02 May 2019

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

India, the world’s largest democracy, is currently in the process of conducting its 17th General Elections. India is also home to a very large number of persons with disabilities, who have over the years found it difficult to exercise their franchise due to lack of support in making the election pro... Read More


David Banes |  

19 February 2019

​Director, David Banes Access and Inclusion Services ​

In this series of blogs around the creation and maintenance of the assistive technology ecosystem, David Banes will explore some of the areas of activity that when integrated and delivered, support the implementation of Assistive Technology (AT). In this first blog, we think about “awareness.” ... Read More