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Lidia Best |  

02 June 2021

President at European Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Vice Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF

When I experienced a partial hearing loss episode as a 12 year old, I took it in my stride like young people usually do. Thanks to excellent support from hearing care professionals, friends, and family, I have adapted quite well. When it happened in my 40s in the space of just few months, and all t... Read More


Mia Ahlgren |  

02 March 2021

Policy Officer, Swedish Disability Federation

The COVID-19 crisis has really tested our societies on how we have succeeded in implementing digital accessibility in public communication. Persons with disabilities could have been so much more included in education, work, health care and making everyday life work, if we had only been better at usi... Read More


David Banes |  

01 March 2021

​Director, David Banes Access and Inclusion Services ​and Board Member, DATEurope

The recently formed association for Digital Assistive Technology across Europe (DATEurope) recognizes the need for a coherent voice for European stakeholders. In many countries, there has been no mechanism by which the industry collectively is represented. While there are effective and valued organi... Read More


James Thurston |  

30 October 2020

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

For more than three years, G3ict has been working to define what it means for a city to be both smart and inclusive and to support them with resources and guidance. We have benefited from strong partnerships with companies like Microsoft and AT&T and with leading civil society organizations like... Read More


Lidia Best |  

24 August 2020

President at European Federation of Hard of Hearing People and Vice Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF

(This blog has been jointly written by Lidia Best, Vice Chair of ITU Joint Coordination Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors (JCA-AHF)/ Member of G3ict delegation to ITU/ Member of “Make Listening Safe Workgroup” and Mark Laureyns, Co-chair of the World Hearing Forum “Make Listening Safe Work... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

17 August 2020

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

The Broadband India Forum (BIF) -' A Think-Tank for Digital Transformation' in India, during a special session of The Digital Dialogue on Monday, August 10, 2020 released a White Paper titled 'Priorities for a COVID-19 World: ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in India'. The paper is a... Read More


David Banes |  

13 July 2020

​Director, David Banes Access and Inclusion Services ​and Board Member, DATEurope

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: There are many challenges faced by services as demand increases and budgets are constrained. Historical responses have been incremental, not necessarily positive, perhaps at times closer to ‘death by 1000 cuts’ rather than genuine innovation driven by disruptive... Read More


James Thurston |  

04 June 2020

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

Courts around the world are becoming smarter by deploying technology. Today, G3ict is launching a new Inclusive Courts Checklist to help courts also become more accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities. This digital transformation of courts and justice systems is extensive. Courts ar... Read More


Marc Johlic |  

01 June 2020

Product Owner, IBM Equal Access Toolkit at IBM Accessibility

Enabling IBM teams with the tools and guidance they need to deliver accessible products has been a long-standing goal of the IBM Accessibility organization, but we have always wanted to do more to support teams outside of IBM. With the CDC reporting that 1 in 4 adults in the U.S have some type of di... Read More


G3ict |  

21 April 2020

This blog aims to consolidate important information and resources from our partners to help address the needs of persons with disabilities in the light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Statements and Declarations Read the letter by H.E. Mr.Luis Gallegos, President of the Conference of States Part... Read More


Susanna Laurin |  

01 April 2020

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

Most European countries have closed down schools due to the risk of contagion. When the schools suddenly have to operate online, the lack of legal requirements for digital accessibility in the school system becomes evident. Already vulnerable groups will be most at risk of exclusion. Digitalizati... Read More


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