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Communications and IT

Accessible Arab Region: ICT for All

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
02 Dec, 2021 - 02 Dec, 2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Doha Time + Add to CalendarOnlineIntended Audience
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The Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the Arab States, and within the framework of the Digital Inclusion Week in the Arab region, is organizing a virtual event entitled "Accessible Arab Region - ICT for All", which is organized by the ITU in partnership with ESCWA over one day.

Through the Accessible Arab Region- ICT for All, ITU and ESCWA are launching an invitation to all Member States and stakeholders to jointly identify the ways forward to foster implementation and mainstream digital accessibility, as a mean to provide innovative and equitable solutions that show how technology can ensure inclusiveness and empowerment of everyone. Moreover, the event invites participants to reflect on how from young to older persons we are all concerned by the accessibility in the digital world context.  Finally, it aims to share and discuss the work and initiatives carried out to promote and support the implementation of policies, strategies and resources to ensure inclusiveness of all people including persons with disabilities in the framework of the SDG, CRPD, UNDIS and other related global commitments.

Accessible Arab Region- ICT for ALL, also provides a regional knowledge development platform for ICT accessibility topic that aims to support member States and regional stakeholders in their implementation efforts by sharing good practices and challenges, leveraging their capacity in the ICT accessibility related topics while also offering networking and partnership opportunities to facilitate the development of digitally inclusive societies in the region.

Qatar, represented by Mada, Assistive Technology Center, is taking part in this event; Ms. Maha Al Mansoori, Mada CEO, will be sharing the experience of the State of Qatar in digital accessibility during the first session “Digital Accessibility Policies”.

For more information and registration, please visit the event page on ITU website.

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