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This book gives an overview on disability and bridging the digital divide for people of all abilities. The focus is upon the use of e-accessibility, Assistive Technology and accessible ICTs to support persons with disabilities. The development of modern Assistive Technology (AT) offers unprecedented levels of access to information and communication and improves their functional capabilities for persons with disabilities.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is of course an enabling technology and we should not lose sight of this fact. If it is not properly planed, managed and implemented it might put us into social gaps or to the `Digital Divide’. I strongly believe that all of us are here because we all agree that none of us should be left out in isolation in this highly useful and challenging digital world. And this is why ICT accessibility is very important to all of us, especially, the persons with disabilities.
Finally, I am completely convinced, together we can make ICT accessibility a reality around the world. Together we can set the stage for effective multi-stakeholder engagement in promoting accessible ICTs, an essential enabler of the rights of persons with disabilities in information society and our digital world.