Showing posts with label #Accessibility. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Accessibility. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

πŸ“– IMSPARK: Accessible and Inclusive Pacific federal information and communication technology πŸ“–

 πŸ“– Imagine... Accessible and Inclusive Pacific federal information and communication technology πŸ“– 

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific where we can access, use, and benefit from the information and communication technology (ICT) provided by the federal government, regardless of our abilities or disabilities, and where we can participate and contribute to the government’s missions and services as employees, contractors, or citizens.


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U.S. General Services Administration. (2024). FY 23 Governmentwide Section 508 Assessment Report. 4

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides that the government makes ICT accessible to people with disabilities.  🎧This means that ICT must be operable, perceivable, understandable, and robust for people who use assistive technologies, such as screen readers, magnifiers, or keyboards.  πŸ’»Accessible ICT benefits not only people with disabilities but also people with temporary or situational impairments, such as low vision, hearing loss, or limited mobility. 🦽The report provides an overview of the government’s progress and challenges in implementing Section 508, as well as recommendations and best practices for improving accessibility and compliance.⚖️ The report also highlights the importance of accessibility for the Pacific region, where many people face barriers to accessing ICT due to geographic isolation, limited infrastructure, or cultural diversity.

#Section508 #Accessibility #Pacific #ICT #IMSPARK

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

🌐 IMPRES: UNDIS Part 4: Applying Digital Inclusiveness 🌐 (VIDEO)

🌐 IMPRES: UNDIS Part 4: 

Applying Digital Inclusiveness πŸŒ 


 πŸ“’ Welcome back to IMPRES: Imagine Pacific Presentations!

In today's episode, we're exploring the final lessons of the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, focusing on Applying Digital Inclusiveness. πŸ’‘ Synopsis: Discover how adhering to digital accessibility standards and guidelines can create more inclusive digital platforms. Explore the importance of digital accessibility standards and guidelines like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCG) in creating more inclusive digital platforms. Dive into the comprehensive standards provided by the WCG for making digital platforms, websites, and online resources accessible. Learn about assistive technologies, alternative text, keyboard navigation, and captioning for videos, all vital for inclusive design. Learn about our experience in developing tools that promote digital accessibility, as seen in a community collaboration project. πŸ” We outline the activity's objective, simulating an individual's experience using a digital access intake tool. Gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by people emphasizing the importance of digital accessibility in healthcare.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

IMPRES (Imagine Pacific Presentations): United Nations Disability Inclusion Part 3 (VIDEO)

🌐 IMPRES: UNDIS Part 3: 

Applying the UN Disabilities Inclusion Strategy πŸŒ 


🌐 Welcome back to Part 3 of IMPRESS (Imagine Pacific Presentations), where we continue our journey through the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy. In this episode, we focus on practical applications.
πŸ” Understanding the Framework: We dive into the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy Accountability Framework, highlighting the crucial role of digital access within the "inclusion" category.
🌟 Empowering Participation: Explore how digital access empowers individuals with disabilities to actively participate in society. It amplifies their voices, enhances communication, and bridges geographical limitations.
πŸ“Š Data for Impact: Discover how digital technologies enable efficient data collection, analysis, and dissemination. This is crucial for assessing disability, inclusion, and humanitarian contexts accurately.
🌍 Universal Design and Accessibility: Learn how universal design principles, accessibility, and reasonable accommodation are implemented by the UN to create inclusive digital platforms for everyone.
πŸ‘‹ Closing Thoughts: As we wrap up Part 3 of IMPRESS, remember to like, subscribe, and explore more episodes on the Imagine Pacific Pulse (IMPULSE). Thank you for joining us on this journey of inclusiveness and digital access!
πŸš€ Don't forget to scan the QR code on your screen for more content on the Imagine Pacific YouTube Channel.
Thank you for being a part of our inclusive community!

#ImaginePacific,#IMPRES,#Inclusion,#DigitalAccess,#UNDIS, #Accessibility, #ImaginePacificPulse,#DigitalEquity,#DigitalInclusion,#DisabilitiesStudies, 

πŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer TomorrowπŸŒ€ (VIDEO)

πŸŒ€IMSPARK: Resilient Communities - Pacific Islands Mapping a Safer TomorrowπŸŒ€  (VIDEO) πŸ’‘Imagined Endstate: Imagine a future where every Pac...