National technical guidelines on e-accessibility for the Arab region - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


National Technical Guidelines on E-Accessibility for the Arab Region

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.14

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development, Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Development challenges

SDGs: Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Keywords: Digital technology, Arab countries, Information technology, Communication technology, Persons with disabilities, Guidelines, Accessibility

National technical guidelines on e-accessibility for the Arab region

April 2021

The report begins with an overlook at the status of e-accessibility at the global level in light of the CRPD and the 2030 Agenda, and assesses the work done by various countries in promoting e-accessibility and digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in their societies.

In addition, it reviews the achievements made by international and regional countries at the legislative level and the real implementation of the principles and guidelines of international standards. It also suggests 4 templates for technical guidelines that could be customized by Arab policymakers according to their needs.

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