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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


Christopher Lee |  

13 February 2019

Chief Learning Officer, G3ict and Managing Director, IAAP

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