Overcoming the Digital Divide to Ensure Disability Inclusiveness
The aim of this event during the 59th Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) is to show how digital technologies can become a driving force for the inclusion of persons with disabilities. This event aims to initiate a conversation about how digital technologies can advance the rights of persons with disabilities at national and international levels.
Distinguished speakers will share their own experience and expertise in describing the basic lack of access persons with disabilities face on a regular basis and discussing one modality of how to bridge the disability divide: digital technologies. Participants will share examples of the success and challenges of different technologies that can be used to support different types of disabilities to enable persons with disabilities.
- Removing barriers to digital inclusion: Engaging stakeholders in rethinking policies and services by Mr. Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Secretary-General of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations
- Assistive Technology & disability inclusiveness by Dr. Chapal Khasnabis, Access to Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Unit, WHO