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The Internet of Things: New Promises for Persons with Disabilities

This G3ict white paper business case series report, researched in collaboration with AT&T, explores the impact of the Internet of Things on persons with disabilities.

ATLANTA (July 29, 2015) —

A G3ict White Paper developed in cooperation with AT&T.

Over the last 20 years, the Internet has brought a revolution in connecting people through the world, regardless of where they live. Today, the Internet connects objects to objects, and people to objects. The Internet of Things - with home automation, customized health care, better management of everyday tasks, transportation and energy consumption - provides an extraordinary opportunity for persons with disabilities and seniors to live independent and fulfilling lives longer and in better comfort.

The 2015 M-Enabling Summit, held on June 1-2, 2015 in Washington D.C., focused on those promises, and presentations by experts from industry, users and apps developers showed that they are quickly becoming a reality.

G3ict is proud to present its latest White Paper, “The Internet of Things: New Promises for Persons with Disabilities,” researched in cooperation and with the support of AT&T. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders, the White Paper explores how the Internet of Things will be a game changer for persons with disabilities and seniors in the coming years.

You can download this report for free from our Publications & Reports page. A hard copy of the report is available for purchase at MagCloud.

The G3ict White Paper Business-Case Series documents innovative accessibility solutions and good practices with real-world case studies for users and organizations seeking to improve the accessibility of their information technology, applications and services.

About G3ict

G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 to promote the ICT accessibility provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in cooperation with the Secretariat for the CRPD at UNDESA. Its mission is to facilitate and support the implementation of the dispositions of the CRPD promoting digital accessibility and Assistive Technologies. Participating organizations include industry, academia, the public sector and organizations representing persons with disabilities. G3ict produces jointly with ITU the e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities, as well as specialized reports which are widely used around the world by policy makers involved in the implementation of the CRPD. For additional information, visit


Contact: Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Vice President, Institutional Relations, G3ict at

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