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Report
Workshop 110: Global
Internet Access for
Persons with Disabilities
Update: The Impact of the UNCRPD
on the Internet
Presented by Cynthia D. Waddell
Executive Director, International
Center for Disability Resources on the
Internet
Overview- Impact of UNCRPD
UNCRPD Background & Monitoring
Committee
Equal Access to the Internet
Freedom of Expression and Access to
Information
Accessible Web Implementation
Best Practices and Resources Available
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UNCRPD- Background
Adopted by General Assembly 13
December 2006
Opened for Signature on 30 March
2007 with Highest Number of
Signatories on Opening Day in History
Entered into Legal Force on 3 May
2008
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UNCRPD- Background
Significant Provisions Address
Information and Communications
Technology
Signatories to the Convention on
Rights of Persons with Disabilities
include the European Community and
most recently the United States
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UNCRPD- Background
As of November 9, 2009:
143 signatories to Convention
87 signatories to Optional Protocol
72 ratifications of Convention
45 ratifications of Optional Protocol
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UN Convention on Rights of
Persons with Disabilities
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Monitoring Committee
Housed in the Office of the High
Commissioner on Human Rights
Members elected by Conference of
States Parties in January 2009
Beginning in 2010, MC will receive
comprehensive Reports from States
Parties on measures taken to meet
Convention Obligations
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Monitoring Committee
Two additional forms of monitoring
are provided if States Parties have
also ratified the Optional Protocol
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Individual complaints can be
submitted by an individual claiming
breach of her rights under the
Convention
Monitoring Committee is empowered
to investigate gross or systematic
violations of the Convention
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Equal Access to the Internet
States Parties Shall Ensure Internet
Access for Persons with Disabilities,
on an Equal Basis with Others, by
– Implementing Minimum
Standards & Guidelines for
Accessibility of Services
Article 9(2a)
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Equal Access to the Internet
ISO/IEC JTC1 Special Working
Group on Accessibility, standards
inventory at
http://www.jtc1access.org/TR29138
.html
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Web Accessibility Initiative
www.w3.org/WAI
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Equal Access to the Internet
Ensure that Private Entities offering
services to the public take into account
accessibility Article 9(2b)
– Online Conferencing SystemsCaptioning? Compatible with AT?
– Webcasts, Teleconferencing & IPTV –
Captioned/Audio Description?
– VoIP- All Features Accessible?
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Equal Access to the Internet
Promote access to new ICT and
systems, including the Internet
Article 9(2g)
Promote accessible ICT at early stage
in Design, Development, Production
and Distribution to minimize cost
Article 9(2h)
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Freedom of Expression and
Opinion & Access to Information
Right to seek, receive and impart
information on an equal basis with
others through all forms of
communication Article 21
Ensure that Information intended for
the public is provided in accessible
formats & technologies in timely
manner without additional cost
Article 21a
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Freedom of Expression and
Opinion & Access to Information
Urge Private entities providing Internet
services to the public to provide
information and services in accessible
and usable formats Article 21c
Encourage mass media and providers
of information through the Internet to
make their services accessible to
persons with disabilities Article 21d
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Accessible Web Implementation
Statistical & Data Collection
Collect Statistical & Research Data to
Assess Convention Implementation &
to Identify Barriers
Data Itself to be Accessible
Article 31
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Accessible Web Implementation
International Cooperation
Facilitate Research & Access to
Scientific & Technical Knowledge;
Provide Technical & Economic
Assistance; Technology Transfer Article 32
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Implementation
1 September 2009 Compilation of
National Legislation Measures
Undertaken for Implementation
available at
http://www.un.org/disabilities/docume
nts/COP/compilation_1september.pdf
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Best Practices for Government
Mainstream Disability Issues for
Sustainable Development
Support Cross-Disability
Stakeholder Engagement
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Best Practices in Procurement
Canada-Accessible Procurement
Toolkit at www.apt.gc.ca
Ireland-Accessible IT Procurement
Toolkit at accessit.nda.ie
United States-Buy Accessible
Wizard at www.buyaccessible.gov
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Resources
eAccessibility Policy Toolkit for
Policy Makers Implementing the
Convention
Joint ITU/G3ict Project (Global
Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, an
initiative of the UN Global Alliance
for ICT and Development)
www.e-accessibilitytoolkit.org/
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Resources
Web Accessibility: Web Standards
and Regulatory Compliance
By Jim Thatcher, Cynthia Waddell
Published by Apress 2006
ISBN: 1-59059-638-2
Published in Japanese 2007
ISBN: 978-4-8399-2220-7
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Resources
Handbook for Parliamentarians
on the Convention
Available Free at
www.un.org/disabilities
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Resources
Involving People with
Disabilities in the
Standardisation Process
by Dr. John Gill, Chief Scientist
Royal National Institute of
Blind People
Available Free at
www.tiresias.org/publications/disabiliti
es_standardisation/index.htm
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Contact
Cynthia Waddell, Juris Doctor
E-mail: [email protected]
Executive Director and Law, Policy and
Law, Policy & Technology Subject Matter
Expert
International Center for Disability Resources
on the Internet
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