Technology and the inclusion of persons with disabilities

10:00 am
 – 11:15 am

The “Age of digital inclusion: how technology can support the inclusion of persons with disabilities” event explores the important role accessible information and communication technology can play in ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities. It explores the global frameworks that support e-inclusion, such as Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Accessibility. It also explores the interlinkages between research, universities and industry in driving innovation for social and digital inclusion. It examines digital inclusion in the Arab region and some of the challenges and opportunities Arab countries face, especially in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It also showcases some of the Arab regional initiatives to support digital inclusion, including ESCWA’s Arab Digital Inclusion Platform.