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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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A proposal of indicators for measuring progress

This section presents a proposal of measurable indicators has proven to be a valid strategy in advancing the implementation of the global development agenda. The consultation has gathered the following set of indicators to support the definition of an action oriented agenda aimed at fulfilling the contribution of ICTs to achieve a disability-inclusive agenda. These preliminary indicators can be further refined by involving relevant stakeholders in each domain and by defining time-bounded goals, to be integrated with the Sustainable Development Goals to be agreed as part of the post-2015 discussions.

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