This report proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
This report focuses on improving the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care for adults of all ages. This study examines the hearing health care system, with a focus on non-surgical technologies and services, and offers recommendations for improving access to, the affordability of, and the quality of hearing health care for adults of all ages.
This Consensus Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provides an analysis of selected assistive products and technologies, including wheeled and seated mobility devices, upper-extremity prostheses, and products and technologies selected by a dedicated Committee that pertain to hearing and to communication and speech in adults. The Committee has been established to work on the Use of Selected Assistive Products and Technologies in Eliminating or Reducing the Effects of Impairments.
The objective of this report is to review the current status, analyze trends and emerging innovations in connection to the use by persons with disabilities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to access information and knowledge, and to formulate recommendations that will help UNESCO and other partners in shaping its strategy.
The enrollment percentages of children with disabilities into the primary and secondary education systems in India are extremely low. This report examines the underlying problems and potential solutions, covering three broad areas: crucial difference between existing educational environments and inclusive/enabling ones; understanding what it means to ensure equal access, be sensitive to student needs, and redefine how we build educational environments; how can Indian campuses become inclusive to be globally competent and competitive.
This report highlights the organizational and process adjustments needed to ensure a culture of accessibility in the financial services and banking sector, as well as the importance of improving the user experience, managing accessibility compliance, and creating an inclusive workplace environments in this sector.
The objective of this report was to develop a toolkit that identifies key indicators on Universal Design and Accessibility in a national and international context. The toolkit serves to inform States Parties and is a model for signatories to the UNCRPD. Additionally, it fosters a higher level of understanding of accessibility and universal design around the world.
This report is designed as a tool for national policy-makers and regulators to create their own ICT accessibility policy frameworks. The report includes six modules focusing on different aspects of ICT accessibility (amendments to the existing ICT legal framework, public ICT access, mobile communications, television/video programming and public procurement of accessible ICTs) so that countries can prioritize implementation.
Disability at a Glance 2015 focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. This fifth edition in the Disability at a Glance series offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific information. The information draws on both a targeted disability survey carried out by the ESCAP secretariat, and research undertaken by other organizations and scholars.
This report has been published at the the final year of the Zero Project, which targeted at researching Innovative Practices and Policies as well as measuring the implementation with Social Indicators, according to the goals and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) . The report includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the most important Social Indicators on Education and fact sheets of Innovative Practices and Policies 2016.
This guide has been produced for organisations that wish to provide accessible information both in the education sector and more widely. It should be used in conjunction with the Guidelines for Accessible Information [http://ict4ial.eu/guidelines-accessible-information] and is one of the outcomes of the ICT for Information Accessibility in Learning (ICT4IAL) project [http://ict4ial.eu/]. The document contains details of each recommendation, along with a model of how your organisation could implement the Guidelines.
This White Paper, published in 2016 by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT), picks up and builds on the topics addressed at the 9th European e-Accessibility Forum: the need for customizable educational environments; the importance of working with existing international standards; how accessible content, learning environments and assessment methods can benefit all students; how existing legislation can be used to challenge some of the mainstream technology and content vendors.
In June of 2016, Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT) and World Enabled launched the Defining Accessible Smart Cities initiative to understand how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are being made available to persons with disabilities in Smart Cities. This vision document outlines six key interrelated strategies that can address the barriers and priority steps identified by global experts to support more accessible Smart Cities.
This White Paper published by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT) picks up and builds on the topics addressed at the 10th European e-Accessibility Forum, held on 30 May 2016 at the Cité des Sciences in Paris.
To achieve the long-lasting, vastly better development prospects that lie at the heart of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and beyond, we must empower people living with disabilities and remove the barriers which prevent them participating in their communities; getting a quality education, finding decent work, and having their voices heard.