In a technology-driven society that works toward leaving no-one behind, information and communications technology (ICT) and digital accessibility are imperative. Digital inclusion and empowerment through ICTs in the Arab region are only possible if technology and the services it delivers are designed and delivered considering all people, regardless of age, gender, ability or location.
Organized in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union hosted by the Agence de Developpement du Digital (ADD) of Morocco, the third edition of the conference aims to:
- Raise awareness, share insights and experiences, and foster networking opportunities among participants
- Emphasize knowledge development and capacity-building while showcasing successful practices in involving persons with disabilities in the planning and design of suitable solutions
- Empower all individuals to effectively access the digital world.
The event focuses on work and initiatives that promote policy implementation, strategies and resources to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities 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 Accessible Arab Region event is held in Arabic, English and French and counts on local sign language interpretation. It also provides a training opportunity in ICT Accessibility.
To register, click on the link and follow the instructions given in the document "Guidelines on how to create an account in ITU for registration".