Accessibility & Technology

The importance of accessible technology for the disabled community is well known. Digital information and communication technologies show much promise for improving the physical and social mobility of people with impairments or disabilities. These technologies, however, are usually designed from the perspective of able-bodied persons and therefore can inhibit rather than facilitate accessibility. Most innovations in this area have also targeted wealthy countries with good public infrastructure. Less attention has been paid to the design, production, and implementation of affordable ICTs for people with disabilities living in resource-constrained settings. Following the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, access to education, employment, health, and social opportunities is becoming more of a priority globally, irrespective of socio-economic status. TASCHA’s accessibility and technology work combines academic research with multi-stakeholder dialogue — bringing together people with disabilities, community leaders, academics, policymakers, and designers to promote universal design approaches to the development of more inclusive and affordable ICTs.

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