Inclusive Information Accessibility Service Environment Enables the Fruits of Technology Development Shared by All

Internet Society of China

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Session 146

09:00–10:45, Monday, 19 March 2018 Room K2, ITU Montbrillant Captioning Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs 

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ICT for Development of Information Accessibility

Nowadays, the Internet has deeply penetrated into people's work and life. Human being has really entered the era of Internet, from which most of the countries/regions and nearly half of the world's population got benefit. ICTs has brought unprecedented opportunities for humanity to eradicate poverty, narrow the gaps on cultures, science and technology and economic level among different regions and promote the common development and common progress of all.


However, we found that the disabled, the elderly, the illiterate, and the low-cognitive groups who are still in obstruction to get access to information so easily as ordinary people does, due to the imperfect information technology means and services. Although the developed countries started earlier on information accessibility construction, there still be some rooms to improve. At the same time, in most of the developing countries, due to the differences in economic status, technological capabilities and accessibility of information, there are still some gaps compared with the developed countries.


Eliminating barriers for the vulnerable groups to access to information, and helping less-economically advanced countries to accelerate accessibility of information, will promote the  the pace of global information accessibility and ensure that an inclusive information society is accessible.


Ms. ZHAO Yao, Division Director, Internet Society of China


High-level Official from ITU

High-level Official from UNESCO

Ms. SHU Min, Division Director, CN-CERT/CC of MIIT

Ms. ZHAO Yao, Division Director, Internet Society of China

Ms. Marcella  Turner-Cmuchal, Project Manager, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education

Mr. Yves Veullie, Global Disability  & Inclusion Program Manager, IBM

Ms. CHEN Jing, Assistant to SG, Information Accessibility Research Association (Shenzhen)


Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C2 logo C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies


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