Accessible Arab Region: ICT for All

10:00 am
 – 1:00 pm

ESCWA and the International Telecommunication Union invite member States and regional stakeholders to collaborate on ways to prioritize and implement digital accessibility, focusing on promoting inclusiveness. For persons with disabilities, technology promises better quality of life, greater social and economic access, self-empowerment and independent living.

The event is an opportunity to share experience and good practices on ICT accessibility; discuss challenges and approaches to eliminating barriers to ICT access, thus enabling human development; and promote accessibility policies that will improve quality of life universally.

Aims include knowledge-sharing on actions and initiatives that promote the implementation of policies, strategies and resource management to ensure inclusiveness in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy and other related global commitments. The event offers networking and partnership opportunities to stakeholders and member States so as to facilitate the development of digitally inclusive societies in the region.