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Background

The Internet Society strives towards a future where “The Internet is for Everyone”. The 2012 Issues Paper: Internet accessibility: Internet use by persons with disabilities outlines policies, issues and ways for every part of the Internet community to contribute to a more accessible Internet.

This project will extend the original Issues Paper to show the practical impact that the Internet has for people with disability – the positive aspects, the barriers and how to overcome them through policy and international actions.

Importance

One billion people have a disability with 80% living in developing countries according to the World Health Organisation. That means that connecting the next billion involves bringing people with disability online. The Sustainable Development Goals for education, health, employment and reducing inequality reflect the social model of disability. This means reducing barriers by making societal and attitudinal changes rather than ‘fixing’ individuals with disability.

Impact

The impact of this package will be to:

  • Build awareness in the Internet community of people with disability, their needs and how the Internet can meet these needs
  • Build awareness in the Internet community of international policy and programs on Internet accessibility
  • Create understanding by Internet Society staff of Internet accessibility through interaction during the development of the package

Contact

Stay tuned for Internet Society blogs as the project progresses over the next few months. For questions and comments please contact Gunela Astbrink at:  g.astbrink@gsa.com.au

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