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Axel Leblois |  

10 December 2018

President and Executive Director

By now, twelve years after the adoption of the text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the United Nations General Assembly, and its subsequent ratification by 177 countries, the accessibility of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) has gained signifi... Read More


Lidia Best |  

05 November 2018

Vice President, European Federation of Hard of Hearing (EFHOH)/Member, G3ict Delegation to the ITU

The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) started to participate in standardisation work of International Telecommunication Union ( ITU) in September 2016, this was possible with support from the Global Initiative for accessible ICT’s (G3ict). Today I have pleasure to share the resul... Read More


Susanna Laurin |  

31 May 2018

CEO, Funka and G3ict / IAAP Representative to the EU

Europe is moving from recommendations to legislation when it comes to accessibility. In September this year, the Web Accessibility Directive will enter intro force, with requirements for public sector in all EU member states to comply with the EN301549 standard when it comes to websites, extranets, ... Read More


James Thurston |  

30 April 2018

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

We live in an increasingly digital and urban world. Unfortunately, it is not yet an increasingly inclusive world for persons with disabilities and older persons. We want to fix that. The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and World Enabled have partnered with Access Israel to fix that. Yes... Read More


James Thurston |  

24 April 2017

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

Laura Ruby, Director of Worldwide Accessibility Policy & Standards at the Microsoft Corporation, believes that one of the smartest things cities can do to ensure the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons is to make sure they are buying only accessible information and c... Read More


James Thurston |  

18 April 2017

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

The global trend toward smart cities is exciting. Smart Cities programs, technologies, and solutions are creating innovative approaches to providing municipal services and engaging with citizens. But G3ict and World Enabled launched our joint Smart Cities for All initiative because when it comes to ... Read More


Victor Santiago Pineda |  

06 November 2016

President, World Enabled and President, Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).

Victor Santiago Pineda is a global expert on disability policy and the Senior Research Fellow at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley. Upon completing the intensive negotiations that shaped the New Urban Agenda, I realized that we, persons with... Read More


James Thurston |  

10 October 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston discusses survey findings and next steps of the joint G3ict, World ENABLED and Microsoft initiative on accessible technology in smart cities. By 2025, there will be at least 88 smart cities in the world – up from 21 in 2013 [1]. The majority of these smart cities will be in Asia and t... Read More


James Thurston |  

19 January 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston anticipates seven ICT Accessibility policy trends for 2016. As 2016 begins, looking back at last year’s global accessibility policy advancements is interesting. But looking forward and anticipating accessibility policy trends and themes in the new year is essential for all of us conc... Read More


James Thurston |  

01 January 2016

Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

James Thurston, G3ict Vice President for Global Strategy and Development, lists out five most important ICT accessibility policy developments of 2015. One of my favorite things to do at the new year is to read end-of-year lists. There are lists for everything; the best movies, the best books, the b... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

30 June 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

In the concluding part of the blog series on celebrating the 25th anniverary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Debra Ruh makes a compelling case for hiring persons with disabilities, not just to increase business bottom-line, but to also foster positive effects of workplace inclusion.  Image: ... Read More


Debra Ruh |  

13 May 2015

CEO of Ruh Global Communications and Chair, G3ict Employability and Technology Group

In the third part of G3ict's Special Series Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Debra Ruh explores ways in which an organization can positively influence their reputation in the community by including persons with disabilities in their customer base as well as their workforce.   Culture and... Read More