This guide, published by the Center for Online Education (USA), 2016, is a helpful resource for students with disabilities. Most colleges recognize that qualified students with disabilities deserve equal educational access and benefits, and work to create a more inclusive environment that offers appropriate student services, advocacy, campus accessibility and academic support. This publication: outlines legal rights; shows where and how to find assistance on campus; provides an extensive list of websites, apps and software resources designed for students with disabilities.
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.
There are many scientific journals publishing research results on the topic of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and closely related topics. These include web accessibility, universal design, user experience, usability, etc. The work published in these journals should be checked whenever searching for references on an ICT-related accessibility aspect.
Copyright, a form of intellectual property low, usually protects original works of authorship, including computer software and hardware. Certain copyright licenses (e.g. CC, BSD, GNU) enable free distribution of software. Learn more about types of licenses and conditions for free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work and software.
This is a list of scientific journals which are publishing research in the field of accessibility and/or universal usability/design, in close relation to ICT. Recently published conference proceedings and special issues are also included. The listed general disability journals also publish research in the field of accessibility and/or universal usability/design, but also recent work in other disability related topics (e.g. standars/standardization, ethics, legal issues, etc.).
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.
This is a post about digital accessibility laws around the world. Links are provided where available. The list in this post is intended to serve as a resource only. It is not legal advice and it is not exhaustive. While frequently updated, it may not be current as of the date you are visiting the page.