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The ICT Opportunity for a Disability-Inclusive Development Framework

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This publication contributes to a better understanding of the extent to which ICTs can enable and accelerate the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities. It lists challenges that are still to be addressed while outlining concrete actions to be undertaken by each group of stakeholders and a set of indicators to help measure progress towards the achievement of a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda and framework. The report is the result of collaborative input from the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, the International Disability Alliance, ITU, Microsoft, the Telecentre.org Foundation and UNESCO. For more information, please visit www.itu.int/accessibility.

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The way forward

Without a doubt, ICTs have a key role to play in enabling a post-2015 development framework in which persons with disabilities are both beneficiaries and agents of develop ment efforts. However, the international community must address the existing interdependent barriers outlined in the previous section in order to fully leverage the potential of ICTs in the lives of persons with disabilities.

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