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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


Axel Leblois |  

13 February 2019

President and Executive Director

Axel Leblois in conversation with Dave Gardy, provides an overview on G3ict's role in promoting inclusion and accessibility for all including in the built environment, transportation and ICTs. He outlines the organizations's role in working with governments, advocacy groups and industry to help th... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

01 February 2019

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

India was one of the first countries to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). However, eleven years on, there is still much to be done on the ground in terms of awareness and implementation of Accessibility. G3ict’s Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation (DARE) ... Read More


Christopher Lee |  

16 January 2019

Chief Learning Officer, G3ict and Managing Director, IAAP

Question 1: As new Managing Director for IAAP, what are your plans for the organization during 2019? Response: IAAP’s focus is to bring accessibility professionals from around the world together to help define, promote and improve the profession. As the new Managing Director, my plans for 2019 are... Read More


Christopher Lee |  

14 January 2019

Chief Learning Officer, G3ict and Managing Director, IAAP

Locating accessibility (a11y) professionals can be challenging for organizations requiring their products and services to be used by all consumers, including those with disabilities who happen to make up the largest minority on the planet. There is a good reason for an organization not being able ... Read More


Nirmita Narasimhan |  

01 January 2019

Senior Fellow and Program Director Asia-Pacific, G3ict

The year 2018 has been a fairly active one for advocates of digital accessibility in India. Over the past year, some positive developments have been initiated and achieved. A most noteworthy one was the updating of the ‘Guidelines for Indian Government Websites' (GIGW) by the National Informatics Ce... Read More


Susanna Laurin |  

28 December 2018

CEO, Funka and G3ict / IAAP Representative to the EU

In the first week of December, Europe celebrates the Day of Persons with Disabilities. Seminars are held covering disability related topics and important decisions are usually communicated. This year, IAAP Europe organised a high level event on Web Accessibility Regulations in Brussels. At the ... Read More


Sharon Spencer |  

27 December 2018

Member, Board of Trustees, G3ict and past Managing Director, IAAP

It is hard to believe that 2018 is behind us. For me, I look to 2019 with a great deal of excitement as it brings significant personal change with my retirement from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and new role on the Board of Trustees of G3ict. As I reflect back... Read More


Axel Leblois |  

10 December 2018

President and Executive Director

By now, twelve years after the adoption of the text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the United Nations General Assembly, and its subsequent ratification by 177 countries, the accessibility of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) has gained signifi... Read More