2019 Submission 69

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Timestamp: 2019/02/11 03:11:34 PM
Email Address: xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxxx
Name: xxxxx xxxxxxxxx
Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
Submission:
Internet Accessibility
Comments:
The internet has produced incredible advances in creating an experience for those with disabilities equivalent to those without disabilities. Further, demographic trends (e.g., the aging Baby Boomer generation) have led to the creation of niche market opportunities to service those with disabilities. Platform owners and the developers who leverage their ecosystems have recognized the responsibility to develop technology that is accessible and usable by everyone, including those with disabilities. This session should feature software developers, policymakers, as well as industry and civil society stakeholders, who can educate, and share perspectives with, IGF-USA member about the latest cutting-edge collaborations in creating internet accessibility for all – both challenges and opportunities. • https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2012/internet-accessibility-internet-use-by-persons-with-disabilities-moving-forward/https://marketingland.com/how-to-make-your-content-more-accessible-to-the-visually-impaired-255553https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/5/18210912/websites-ada-compliance-lawsuits
Issue Areas: Digital Inclusion