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James Thurston |  

18 April 2017

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

The global trend toward smart cities is exciting. Smart Cities programs, technologies, and solutions are creating innovative approaches to providing municipal services and engaging with citizens. But G3ict and World Enabled launched our joint Smart Cities for All initiative because when it comes to ... Read More


Victor Santiago Pineda |  

06 November 2016

President, World Enabled and President, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).

Victor Santiago Pineda is a global expert on disability policy and the Senior Research Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley. Upon completing the intensive negotiations that shaped the New Urban Agenda, I realized that we, persons with... Read More


James Thurston |  

10 October 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston discusses survey findings and next steps of the joint G3ict, World ENABLED and Microsoft initiative on accessible technology in smart cities. By 2025, there will be at least 88 smart cities in the world – up from 21 in 2013 [1]. The majority of these smart cities will be in Asia and t... Read More


James Thurston |  

19 January 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston anticipates seven ICT Accessibility policy trends for 2016. As 2016 begins, looking back at last year’s global accessibility policy advancements is interesting. But looking forward and anticipating accessibility policy trends and themes in the new year is essential for all of us conc... Read More


James Thurston |  

01 January 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston, G3ict Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, lists out five most important ICT accessibility policy developments of 2015. One of my favorite things to do at the new year is to read end-of-year lists. There are lists for everything; the best movies, the best books, the b... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

30 June 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

In the concluding part of the blog series on celebrating the 25th anniverary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Debra Ruh makes a compelling case for hiring persons with disabilities, not just to increase business bottom-line, but to also foster positive effects of workplace inclusion.  Image: ... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

13 May 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

In the third part of G3ict's Special Series Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Debra Ruh explores ways in which an organization can positively influence their reputation in the community by including persons with disabilities in their customer base as well as their workforce.   Culture and... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

21 April 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

Training will save an organization a lot of time and effort as well as reduce risks. Disability inclusion should be integrated into all corporate training, writes Debra Ruh. Training (Leadership, Management and Enterprise-wide):   All training material should be easily accessible, including the pre... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

10 April 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

The 25th ADA Anniversary falls on July 26, 2015. Debra Ruh, G3ict's Technology and EmployAbility Chair and mother of a daughter with Down syndrome, writes about how the ADA personally shaped the narrative of her family. Debra Ruh and her daughter Sara Ruh. We watched the media surrounding the signi... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

03 March 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

The 25th ADA Anniversary falls on July 26, 2015. Debra Ruh, G3ict's Technology and EmployAbility Chair and mother of a daughter with Down syndrome, writes about how the ADA personally shaped the narrative of her family. We watched the media surrounding the signing of the ADA on television 25 years a... Read More


Andrea Saks |  

30 September 2014

G3ict Head of Delegation to the ITU

The only practical way forward following the requirements of the UNCRPD (the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) appears to be the establishment of protected spectrum and status for disability and medical devices. Gadgets have a great influence on improving or even saving the ... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

22 August 2014

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

Story of Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities and Finding his Greatness – Introducing Dr. Christopher M. Lee. Dr. Lee has been an advocate and pioneer in promoting social entrepreneurship to benefit humankind and further strive for sustainable social change in the field of disabilities. Dr. Christopher L... Read More