Op-ed World Telecom Day 2008: Connecting Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

On May 17, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, Dr. Hessa Al Jaber wrote an opinion editorial focusing on how the promise of technology is for everybody. The 2008 theme for the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is “Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All”. Dr. Hessa wrote that technology that makes communication possible is too often not accessible to the disabled and called on people working in the private and public sectors to raise awareness of the need to remove barriers by making equipment and services. ictQATAR will set forward a timeframe in which all public government information is universally accessible and other government entities will begin to incorporate accessibility functions into their websites. Read more to find out ictQATAR’s plans to support increased ICT availability and usage for the disabled.