Web accessibility policy making: An international perspective
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A white paper for policy makers that identifies good practice in relation to web accessibility policies and practices from 14 countries and the European Union. Though examples are mostly from developed nations, different approaches taken and factors for success are highlighted which may be useful considerations for policy development in developing countries.
World Federation of the Deaf (2018)
Position paper on technology & accessibility
The World Federation of the Deaf is recognised by the United Nations as the official representative for Deaf people in policy formulation. In this position paper, it highlights the role of information and communication technologies as a powerful channel for information creation and exchange, for promoting equitable access to social opportunities, for capacity building and training and for providing new opportunities for Deaf persons. It sets out guiding principles to maximise the incorporation of communication and information technology in every Deaf person’s life.
International Federation of Hard of Hearing (2008)
Accessibility guidelines for Hard of Hearing people
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International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IFHOH) is the global peak body for persons who are hard of hearing. These guidelines discuss the use and availability of devices (other than hearing aids) that assist hard of hearing people and the measures required to improve their accessibility to all aspects of society. The paper notes that levels of development differ across the world, depending on such things as hearing screening programs, rehabilitation, hearing aid distribution, legislation and the general availability of information regarding hearing loss. These must be taken into account when addressing accessibility.
Accessibility design guide: Universal design principles for Australia's aid program
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Annex G of the Accessibility design guide provides information to enable development practitioners and planners make ICT accessible to everyone. It includes information about telephones, public access terminals, television, informational technology and websites. This Annex should be used in conjunction with Annex A: Built environment.
Humanity & Inclusion
Source: Key list resources on accessible ICT
This key list presents information about accessible communication technology. The resources featured include general information and reports, manuals and tools, and also provides specific resources related to ICT in inclusive education.
The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (2012)
The 2012 CRPD ICT accessibility progress report
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This report collates and analyses results of a survey carried out with Disabled Peoples International. It provides information on 52 countries, and can be used by governments, civil society and international organisations to monitor progress on the implementation of the UNCRPD in relation to accessible and assistive ICTs. It identifies six areas that affect ICT accessibility compliance and makes recommendations on how to progress ICT accessibility compliance targeting government, civil society, and educational institutions.