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Theme 2008: Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All

This year, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day has adopted the theme: “Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All” to address the special requirements of persons with disabilities.
 

The World Summit on the Information Society, through the Geneva Plan of Action, urged Member States to address the special requirements of persons with disabilities in their national e-strategies and encouraged the design and production of ICT equipment and services suited to their needs, including adherence to the Universal Design Principle and use of assistive technologies. A further call was made for research and development to facilitate accessibility of ICT for all, including people with disabilities.
 

The Doha Plan of Action endorsed the Tunis Commitment of building ICT capacity for all, including people with disabilities, through the promotion of universal, ubiquitous, equitable and affordable access to ICT. It encouraged adoption of universal design and assistive technologies to ensure that the benefits are evenly distributed within societies as well as to bridge the digital divide by creating digital opportunities for all and by harnessing the full potential for development offered by state-of-the-art ICT.

 

 

 

 

 

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