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World Tour of Accessibility Policy and Standards

taught by: Mary Jo Mueller


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) has been ratified by over 170 countries throughout the world. This treaty was developed to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities. For many countries this is a paradigm shift - changing disability from being a social concern to a human rights issue. As a result, there is an increased worldwide focus on the development of disability-related policies and regulations, including the accessibility of information and technology. Come explore the world’s view of accessibility regulations and the standards they use to improve access to technology for everyone.

Practical Skills:

  • Existing accessibility laws that affect information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • The technical standards used in support of those laws
  • What happens when the laws aren’t specific about the technical requirements
  • What laws and standards are in progress worldwide


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