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Delfín Jiménez Martín |  

26 April 2022

Ph.D. in Architecture (Urban Planning & Accessibility), Expert in Universal Accessibility in the Physical Environment

When addressing the issue of accessibility in workspaces or even going further and conceiving universal design for inclusive workspaces, we must first start from the existing reality. To this end, it can be helpful to identify some challenges in this field, which have yet to be met: The first of th... Read More

Susan Mazrui |  

15 March 2022

Director, Global Public Policy - AT&T

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that businesses can be flexible, if motivated. This is really nothing new. The ability to collaborate online, hold virtual meetings and exchange electronic communications has not only supported those with disabilities for years but... Read More

Karen Tamley |  

08 February 2022

President and CEO, Access Living

The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified long-standing disparities faced by disabled people including poverty, a fragile social safety net, inequitable healthcare and a digital divide. This impact has allowed me as a new CEO to bring our mission into sharper focus but also hit a reset button to re-imagin... Read More

Susanna Laurin |  

18 August 2021

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

Every now and then, there is someone claiming to have found the silver bullet in the eco-system of accessibility. Either it’s the perfect automatic testing tool that promises to detect “everything” in a correct way, or it’s yet another overlay that magically sweeps away all accessibility problems wi... Read More

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