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A Fully Accessible Future

​​For persons with disabilities (PwD), access to ICT is vital for their inclusion in modern society, enabling access to key public services, the job market and social integration. But this cannot be achieved unless ICTs are accessible. ITU Secretary General, Houlin Zhao, discusses ITU's work in ICT accessibility for July's ITU150 theme, 'Accessibility and Innovation'.​


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A Fully Accessible Future

ITU Telecom World 2015

​Taking place from 12-15 October in Budapest, Hungary, ITU Telecom World is the global innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments. It aims to help ideas go further, faster to make the world better sooner. 

It's open to innovation and is now open for registration.  

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ITU Telecom World 2015

Accessibility and Innovation

​ITU150 in July: Innovating with Lobna - Why should accessible technology matter to us? It is estimated that 1 billion people live with some kind of disability around the world. ICT accessibility advocate Lobna Smida explains that though there have been transformative innovations in technology for people with disabilities, there is still a long road ahead...

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Accessibility and Innovation

GEM-TECH Awards 2015

​​There are only 2 weeks left to submit your nomination for the ITU and UN Women GEM-TECH Awards 2015. The three categories are:

  1. Application of Technology for Women's Empowerment
  2. Promotion of Women in the Technology Sector
  3. Development of Gender Responsive ICT Governance, Policy and Access  

Nominations close on 31 July 2015. Learn more.


GEM-TECH Awards 2015
  • A Fully Accessible Future
  • ITU Telecom World 2015
  • Accessibility and Innovation
  • GEM-TECH Awards 2015

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