The results of G3ict's DARE Index report of 2020 reveal the increasing commitment of CRPD Member States to digital accessibility at the institutional and regulatory levels. However, according to the same results, high percentage of these countries remain far from translating this commitment through effective implementation mechanisms and outcomes for persons with disabilities. Such prevailing gap in the deployment of effective digital inclusion programs and strategies has caused persons with disabilities to be left behind during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing reliance on virtual technology-based operations. Many persons with disabilities, particularly in developing countries, have found themselves excluded from long-distance learning opportunities and livelihood services. G3ict launches several knowledge sharing and advocacy-based dialogue initiatives for promoting digital accessibility as an essential strategy towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Session Co-Chairs: Mr. Axel Leblois, President, G3ict and Mrs. Henrietta Davis-Wray, JP, Acting Global Chairperson, Disabled People’s International (DPI)