Persons with Disabilities, Information and Communication Technology, and Human Rights

develop " ... information/communication infrastructures (ICI) that are universal, affordable, open, accessible, reliable, democratically accountable and protective of civil liberties."

    Andrew Clement

"seamless"

    Linda Misek-Falkoff

"... the entire community can benefit from an "accessible ICT world", as people can be permanently or temporarily disabled due to personal, environmental (e.g. a phone call in a noisy environment) or cultural (e.g. spoken language diversity) conditions. Moreover, we will all grow old and lose abilities that we take for granted now, thus enlarging the part of the population that would benefit from accessible communication."

    ITU Dynamic Coalition

http://www.intgovforum.org/dynamic_coalitions.php?listy=14

... for most left out groups there are "insufficient resources for participation on an equal basis. For people with disabilities, electronic accessibility means inclusion in the knowledge society, access to information and communication tools, just like everyone else."

People Who, www.peoplewho.org

http://peoplewho.org/documents/accesstoknowledgeappend.htm

"intersection of disability civil rights law and technology innovation" 2008 Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) annual celebration theme

"Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All" ITU 2008 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day theme.

April 21, 2008, Geneva: G3ict (part of Global Alliance for ICT and Development) and ITU sponsor Global Forum to review areas of challenges and opportunities for international ICT accessibility standards in light of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities