At the kind invitation of the 4th International Convention for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology 2010 (i-CREATe), i-CREATe and ITU will
co-organize a one-day workshop on Accessibility in Shanghai, China, on 23 July 2010. The event will promote awareness of the rights and the needs of persons
with disabilities in terms of access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
The workshop will discuss current trends for accessibility to ICTs, with a focus on the ITU-T’s standardization work in the field. An overview of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP) and its impact on the ITU work will be presented, along with some case studies implemented in the
The i-CREATe convention, that will host the ITU event in Shanghai, is dedicated to promote assistive technologies to improve the lives of persons with different abilities. This year, the Convention will be focusing on aspects like travel, employment and education among others, all aiming to integrate people with special needs into the society.
The ITU event will be offering an excellent occasion of discussion for experts and other interested parties, to address current and future development in the area of accessibility to ICTs.
Open to all, the event is expected to attract technical organizations, representatives from the assistive technology industry, researches and representatives from the academic world, governments, the civil society and NGOs. Participation by persons with disabilities is strongly encouraged in order that their needs can be heard.
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